A group of local 5th graders learned lessons in service and compassion as they served a meal at the Norfolk Rescue Mission on Wednesday.
The CCD students from St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh, along with their teachers Kathy Sauser, Patti Behnk and Leann Frey, prepared the meal and served about 45 men, women, and children staying at the shelter.
The group was also given a tour of the facilities and attended a prayer service by Pastor Will Perrigan.
The Norfolk Rescue Mission, founded in 1996 by Pastor Tom Beatty, exists to provide a place for people to restore stability to their lives. There are three programs for the guests to choose from, which include varying lengths of stay, from one night to one year.
If you are interested in helping the hurting and homeless at the Norfolk Rescue Mission, there are several ways you can assist: donate your time, donate finances, and/or pray for this ministry. Click here for specific ways to help.
For more information, call the Norfolk Rescue Mission at 402-371-6484 or go to their website at www.norfolkrescue.org.