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Lending hands to people homeless, hungry, hurting
Lending hands to people homeless, hungry, hurting

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – On the corner of Highway 161 and Fairfax sits a small church, and tucked just behind that small church is a small food pantry. The place may be small, but the volunteers there have big hearts – and ambitions.

I stopped by Full Gospel Temple to chat with Pastor Ken Mullen and other volunteers about “In Your Hands Ministry,” a program devoted to providing food for the poor and homeless. For eight years, they have devoted themselves to helping people they say are “homeless, hungry and hurting,” going so far as to bus in the homeless from downtown Little Rock for a hot meal and a prayer service.

Every Tuesday, the crew gives away food to needy families behind the church. They also take prayer requests and often have devotion on the spot for those who request it. Pastor Mullen told me that, previous the week, they aided so many people they had to turn people away because the volunteers ran out of food.

“In Your Hands” is looking to expand their services to build a homeless shelter. To that end, they are hosting a Fish Fry Fundraiser on May 7 from 4 – 7 pm at the church, located at 3905 Highway 161 N. More information is available by calling 501-945-1314.