FEEDING BY FAITH — Feeding of the 5,000 and the Thanksgiving Soul Food Café were a huge success Tuesday at the Obion County fairgrounds in Union City, with volunteers from all denominations of local churches lending a hand before and during the Obion County Ministerial Association-sponsored events. Among them were Crosswind Church volunteers (from left) Robert Mehlhorn of Martin, Jacob Owen of McKenzie and Aaron Wolters of Culleoka, all University of Tennessee at Martin students, who worked together to prepare large pans of sweet potatoes for the evening meal in the new kitchen where the Refuge Church meets at the junior exhibits building. A total of 1,500 bags of groceries and 15,000 eggs (1,250 dozen) were given away to families in need all day during the Feeding of the 5,000 at the women’s building. It was followed by the sit-down meal open to  anyone in the community Tuesday evening during the Soul Food Café at the Refuge Church in the junior exhibits building. Feeding of the 5,000 is based on the biblical account of Jesus feeding a multitude with a boy’s lunch of fish and bread.

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