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Agape Pantry Dedicated Sunday at Resurrection Life Ministry in Mitchell

MITCHELL - MAY 23 - 2022 - Resurrection Life Ministries dedicated their food pantry on Sunday morning to two people who have worked on feeding and helping those in need.

Becky Ryan talks about how the Agape Food Pantry will serve the Mitchell community

Those two people were Sister Becky Ryan and the late Bob Herzner.

Pat Herzner accepts a plague on behalf of her late husband Bob who have helped the Ryans in taking care of those in need starting with Charity Chapel

Charity Chapel ministries began in Oolitic out of a small store front building. Eventually, Charity Chapel moved to 15th Street in Bedford, designed as a woman's shelter, and kitchen to help those in their time of need.

"Johnny, was 14 when he started seeing the ministry around helping the poor," said Becky Ryan. Johnny Hearld now serving as Pastor of Resurrection Life Ministries.

Sister Becky Ryan receives a plague

Pastor Johnny Hearld stated the pantry was named "Agape Pantry" to denote the purpose behind the pantry. Churches can have all the gifts operating in it, but if Love is not behind the motive for doing it's all in vain.

Many knew Becky Ryan and Jack behind Charity Chapel, but very few knew another person who was just as active in making sure the needs of the poor were met.

Pat Herzner talks about her late husband Bob who have helped those in need

This person was Bob Herzner who served in the military Okinawa, Japan got out of the military in 1985. Eventually meeting Jack and the two hit it off, Herzner and the Ryans worked together in the needs of the destitute were met.

The pantry is open currently on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Starting next week the church will begin construction on a kitchen to serve hot meals.

Residents around the community have been supportive of the churches efforts in donating canned goods, baby formula and food and non-food items.

For those that are need can contact Tricia Hearld at 812-675-6275 or Johnny Hearld at 812-675-6317 and will assist them in getting the help they need.

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