Laboring for a good cause

With The Corner Table soup kitchen closed for the Labor Day holiday, Center View Baptist Church members spent their day laboring to feed the hungry in the soup kitchen’s absence.

The Women About Missions group and other members of the maiden church, served bagged lunches outside the soup kitchen to ensure the community didn’t go hungry during the long weekend.

“They have walked, rode bikes and come in cars, but we are just so glad they got here,” said WAM leader Cindy Jo Brady.

The church decided it needed to do something for the local community after visiting Atlanta, Ga., and participating in the “7 Bridges to Recovery” mission, Brady said. The mission involved CVBC youth and adults going into Atlanta and meeting homeless people under bridges. The church group prayed and provided lunch for those less fortunate in the Atlanta area. The program also brought people off the streets of Atlanta and helped them to mentor others who are at-risk to fall back into a negative lifestyle. During the “7 Bridges” tour, church members were guided by ex-convicts through their old neighborhoods.
“From our trip to Atlanta, I know what a guardian angel looks like, because without our guide, I don’t know what would have happened to us,” Brady said.

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