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Pastor Rick Keiser: It is our responsibility to care for the poor

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Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2013 1:00 am

The News-Sentinel asked: A recent report found that about 15 percent of Americans are living in poverty. Do you believe poverty is a faith issue? What does your organization do to fight poverty?

It's important to remember that poverty is so much more than just a lack of money ... At its core, poverty is a lack of hope — so I say yes, in fact a resounding YES, it is a spiritual issue.

The New Testament tells us over and over again that it is our responsibility to take care of the poor. Family Life Christian Church is involved with Compassion Ministries and World Vision globally. We were involved in beginning the Sunshine Closet (a food and clothing ministry supported by multiple churches, the school districts and other organizations). We have recently begun a monthly breakfast and handing out groceries to those in need (this is in conjunction with the church formerly known as The Gathering Place). We work closely with the school district to meet specific student needs, and our members have worked with Project Love. 

This does not include the individual efforts of our members who have their own ministries in serving others in need in our community.

Pastor Rick Keiser II is the minister of Family Life Christian Church in Galt.

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