For the third year Strong Tower Ministries, located at 805 Martin Luther King in Altus, has held a meal on Christmas day. The holiday meal consists of turkey, ham, dressing, corn, mashed potatoes, and dessert. This year the church served about 80 to 100 people, while Santa Claus was busy giving the kids special treats.
On Christmas Day, half of the church’s small congregation stayed to serve a hot, delicious free Christmas dinner to visitors, while the other half of the church members traveled to the Jesus House in Oklahoma City. While there, the adult and youth volunteers handed out scarves, hats and gloves to over 300 homeless people.
Pastor Richard Reyes says “listening to people, and letting them know we all go through bad times is very important.”
Reyes continued, “During my pasturing, I am happy seeing the change God has made in peoples lives, and meeting those in the neighborhood and helping them to see the good in God. We have a very small budget for the improvements we need, but the most important is for more people to hear the word of God. God will raise us up through the negative in the world, and help us pour our blessings to serve a good God.”
Pastor Richard Reyes and wife Kim, along with co-pastors Ruben and Angella Ybarra, and Ricky and Laurie Reyes have a small congregation, but are are working hard to spread the word of God and expand their church. Strong Tower Ministries is a non-denominational church with services on Sundays at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Reach Mary O, Esparza at 580-482-1221 ext.2077