Victorville First Assembly of God works hard to meet the needs in their community. The area around Victorville, California went through a period of rapid growth in 2000. The economic crash eight years later decimated the area, and today unemployment remains high and the area is experiencing rampant crime, drug addiction, and gang activity. The church provides food at three sites in the area each week to help break the cycle of poverty and misery in the area. Three-dozen volunteers keep the operation running as they pray with people in line, and then invite them to Bible studies, events, or ministries. Each week, they feed and care for 700 families. John Marin, lead pastor of the church said that despite the problems in the area, there is a positive side. He said, “Amid the darkness, and there is darkness on the High Desert, the light shines brightly. The Lord has given us the ability to touch people, one life at a time.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Feed My Sheep, By Deann Alford, http://penews.org/news/feed-my-sheep, Accessed June 8, 2016.
Proverbs 14:21 (HCSB) “The one who despises his neighbor sins, but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy.”