"It really blesses me, more than it blesses them, just to give back to my community."
Dothan Resident Jillian Etress is talking about "Love in Action."
Its an outreach ministry that operates solely from Wiregrass Volunteers. There mission is to help those in need and spread the gospel.
Each Saturday they visit Dothan's bus station, hoping to make a difference.
"I love coming out her and working with the people and talking with them, praying with about whatever their needs are-offering them a warm meal because some of them haven't had one one traveling quite some time," Jillian says.
But the ministry's help goes beyond passing out food, clothing, and hygiene products in our area. Members recently shipped more that four thousand pounds of those items to the needy in Haiti
Serving more than three hundred orphans, in devastating living conditions after the 2010 earthquake, the team's next goal is to build an orphanage.
"There's still tense cities around in the porter-au prince area but the main thing is the people still struggle day to day for food-for shelter. Its a daily struggle, unlive anything we've ever experienced here in America, says President of Love in Action, Ken Tuck
Not only did the team bring Christmas to the eyes of orphans in 2013, they influenced change in a young woman's life as well.
"One of the ladies that came to the Lord that morning-I was blessed to baptize her two days later on Friday morning,-then that day on Friday she called our local pastor there and said she wanted her voodoo idols burned and she was a voodoo priestess as it turned out, says Tuck.
With two goals and one mission, Love in Action Ministries hope more Wiregrass residents join them.
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