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City Rescue Mission hopes to aid hungry Oklahomans

City Rescue Mission's recent ministry gathering served as launch for a new campaign to feed more hungry Oklahomans in the remainder of 2012 and on into 2013.
by Carla Hinton Published: September 15, 2012

Chan urged the group gathered Monday to ignore those around them who might say their approach to sharing God's love is “radical.”

“They try to calm you down. They say you don't have to be so radical,” Chan said.

He also said he believes the Lord's vision for Oklahoma City's Christian community is one of unity, so churches need to work together.

“I would love to see you striving with one mind, not divided by anything, not frightened by anything,” Chan said. “I want you to live by faith. If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Meanwhile, Jones said he hopes the mission, through the FeedOKCNow campaign, will partner with the faith community and the community-at-large to raise funds to combat hunger in the metro area. He said last year, City Rescue Mission served more than 400 men, women and children daily through its various programs, and provided about 300,000 meals to the homeless in the community.

The Rev. Todd Theissen, pastor of Summit Church in Newcastle, said he attended Monday's event because he and his congregation support City Rescue Mission's efforts to aid the poor and homeless.

“We believe in everything the rescue mission does. We believe they have the premiere ministry to the homeless in this community,” Theissen said.

The preacher said he was inspired by Chan's message urging churches to unify and act with courage.

“We want to be a part of anything that is calling this city to action,” he said.

by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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