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04/16/03

Christian Ministries Distribute Food To Needy

A group of Christian ministries took over the D'Iberville Farmer's Market Wednesday.

They used the location as a distribution point for hundreds of boxes of free food. Several local churches joined efforts with a well known charity and a church in New Jersey to help feed the hungry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The international charity "Feed the Children" brought hundreds of boxes of food and personal items to D'Iberville. Needy families all along the Mississippi Gulf Coast will receive the goods and a message of kindness.

Donna Rodriguez is the administrator at Hope Academy, a Christian school that helped organize the effort.

"Someone caring about them. And that's what we want to do. We want to care about them and show the love of Jesus. He ministered. He met people's needs. And that's what we want to do," she explained.

Hope Academy students are the hands and feet of Jesus in this community mission project. Cassie Dixon and Megan Phelps enjoy the opportunity to demonstrate their faith.

"They teach us to love our community, respect one another and love the Lord and go out and preach to others and tell others that there is a God and He does love you very much," said Dixon.

Eighth grader, Megan Phelps, says it touches her heart to help the needy.

"Some people don't have food or clothing. They're not as blessed as others are," she said.

Charles Richardson captured the moment on video for the Wayne Avenue Baptist Church. His church in Trenton, New Jersey paid for this outreach in Mississippi.

"We feel we wanted to see what's going on in our country. And where it's going to. And just see the joy on people's faces that's receiving this, you know, blessing from God," he said.

It's the kind of blessing families in need, truly appreciate. 

By Steve Phillips

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