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Needmore Community Outreach, Women of Mission and Gospel Temple M.B. Church are hosting their eighth year of Spring Break Day. Saturday, March 16 will be a day for young people age 0 â€“ 14, to enjoy Christ-centered activities. The event is free. There will be jumpers, games, prizes, an egg hunt and lunch and snacks will be provided. Children do need to bring their own Easter baskets as these will not be furnished. Children ages nine and under should be accompanied by a parent. Spring Break Day will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Keynote speaker is Minister Stanley Mangum of The Church House of Refuge and Family Worship Center. The event is the brainchild of Elder Shelia Fair.
â€śI was living in Memphis in 2002, when the Lord put the tent revivals in my heart,â€ť explained Fair. â€śThe revivals were instrumental in saving souls. We are commissioned to be about our Fatherâ€™s business. Having Spring Break Day to reach young people in our community is a huge part of that business. We had over 300 children come out last year and we expect many more to come this year. Children have been saved during spring break. We give that glory to Jesus.â€ť
Gospel Temple is known for its yearly Thanksgiving Feast and opening the doors to the whole community but they are also involved with Needmore Community Outreach with the Spring Break Day. Both groups are proud to be part of a fun filled day to let children know that they are important and loved. The Great Commission is not just a Biblical term for Fair and Bishop Quincy Patterson, its a way of life.
â€śWe are always looking to expand the ministry and reach as many children as possible for Christ,â€ť said Patterson. â€śWe let young people know they are loved. We want to celebrate them. We want to show them that the power of love is greater than the love of power. Godâ€™s love is unconditional. We want them to come to the knowledge of His saving grace.â€ť
Gospel Temple M.B. Church and the Needmore Community Outreach Women of Mission are looking forward to seeing all the children from West Point and Clay County come to have fun and learn about a God who loves them.