We were so excited to be able to host our annual Easter Banquet this year at Fort Collins Rescue Mission. We invited guests to join us in a colorfully decorated room for a warm meal of ham, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, bread, and cheesecake prepared just for them. Our staff, alongside volunteers, was excited to welcome and spend time with our guests.
FCRM served 135 meals at our banquet. Alongside those meals, we gifted over 100 pairs of socks to our guests. These meals and gifts would not have been possible without the generosity of our donors and volunteers. Thank you!
Love and Hope
In a season where we focus on the sacrifice, generosity and love of Christ, this banquet was an incredible opportunity to see our community become the hands and feet of Jesus as we loved our neighbors in need—sharing not just a meal but the recognition of one’s existence. “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18 NIV
Over the past 10 years of serving our neighbors in need in Fort Collins, we’ve learned a lot about the impact of experiencing homelessness. We focus on meeting our guests at both their physical and spiritual points of need. When we provide a space for conversations about our identity as God’s creation, it offers a path toward transformation. A path toward a new identity in Christ.
The greatest gift we were able to give at our Easter banquet was a tangible expression of the Love and Hope that can only be found in Jesus. The God who created us and loves us and wants us to live abundantly through a relationship with Him.
May your spring be filled with the love and hope found in the resurrection of Jesus.
He has risen.