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Ministry serves a special lunch to celebrate Easter

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The Gulf Coast Rescue Mission open its doors Saturday for an Easter meal to celebrate the meaning of the holiday, but also the ministry.

Executive Director Tom Mims said, "The resurrection is all about life and the Gulf Coast Rescue Mission is all about giving people life and the opportunity to enjoy life."

Around 200 plates were served up by volunteers.  Some of those volunteers live at the rescue mission.  Jerry Strehlow was in charge of cooking. He said, "A lot of people are less fortunate than us, even though we are staying in a mission and we don't have homes so to speak, this is our home.  And a lot of people don't have food to eat or a way to get it.  And it's just a way to give back to the community."

To Strehlow, helping others is a vital lesson the mission provides.  "I came down that road eight years ago yesterday, and I don't know that I would still be around if I hadn't done that.  I was at the end of my rope so to speak," Strehlow said.

The executive director believes that by serving to those in need everyone will walk away with Jesus in their hearts.  "The bible says when I was hungry, you fed me.  So, we do this seven days a week, 365 days a year, three meals a day.  And it just gives us a good pleasure to help people out," Mims said.

The Gulf Coast Rescue Mission is just off Debuys Road in Biloxi.

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