Thousands Served in Shreveport

The Takin’ It to the Streets Inc. team in Shreveport, Louisiana, ministered July 19 to about 2,500 Shreveport-Bossier City residents with items of necessity and resource information to improve residents’ quality of life and to build strong spiritual foundations. The host was the Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant annex, Orleans Field, where 150 ministries and service agencies pooled their resources to provide for the poor and needy of the city.

Puppets entertain children during the Takin' It to the Streets Inc. event in Shreveport.

Puppets entertain children during the Takin’ It to the Streets Inc. event in Shreveport.

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The Takin’ It to the Streets Inc. team ministered to about 2,500 people July 19.

Takin it to the Streets Inc. — founded by Pastor Ron Hampton of New Vision Community Church-Shreveport, a Gulf Coast Conference church-planting project — coordinated the event, and the Free Methodist Church presence was in the forefront of this heavily attended event. There were 30 salvations, more than 1,000 prayed for and several reunited with churches that were represented. As a result, 19 visitors came to New Vision Community Church-Shreveport the following Sunday along with 12 people who traveled from Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania to join the event. It was an amazing day of praise and worship.

Thanks to all Gulf Coast Conference churches that contributed with clothing and finances to help with this mission. To God be the Glory.

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