Churches Partner with Neighbors to Give More on Day of Thanks


Imagine hundreds of frozen turkeys in one place.

Now imagine a gaggle of oblong parcels shrink-wrapped in shiny blue and white, yellow and brown, red and gold packaging, all piled against the wall of a multipurpose space like multicolored footballs.

These two scenes were part of last week’s activities at The Word in Action International Ministries, Inc., a Nazarene church and compassionate ministry that operates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This year they distributed holiday staples to more than 900 families on Thanksgiving, and when they ran out of turkeys, they continued to give away chicken, veal, and ham, along with a variety of boxed and canned goods. On Thanksgiving day the organization served a record 75 meals, many to newcomers to The Word in Action.   Read More

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