The Washington Times-Herald

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November 30, 2012

New soup kitchen coming to city

WASHINGTON — A dream is coming true for the congregation of Victory Tabernacle Church, 1419 W. Walnut St., which soon will open “Heaven’s Kitchen” to feed those in need.

The church now owns the property at 1614 W. Walnut St., according to Assistant Pastor B.J. Riley, and is turning it into a soup kitchen. He said he believes the building formerly housed a grocery store and a restaurant, so it had a kitchen in place. However, he said the building needed a lot of work, which people from the congregation and Lighthouse are currently doing.

“It’s come a long way just in the month or so we’ve had it,” Riley said.

“We had the vision for a while, but we just recently bought the building. We just kept believing in God. The people in the church really felt like the Lord wanted us to have it.”

The original asking price for the property was $30,000, he said, but then dropped to $10,500. There was a potential donor for the funds, but that person backed out. Still, the congregation didn’t give up.

“I felt like the Lord told me to give the first $1,000,” Riley said.

He made the donation and a speech at church one Sunday and others began to give as well.

“Before I knew it, we had $6,000,” he continued. “The guy that was gonna give was so touched by our people who don’t have a lot giving so much that he gave the rest, and we bought it outright. The Lord really worked a lot of miracles.”

Riley said they preach on and teach faith, and Heaven’s Kitchen shows that when the Lord puts something in the spirit it can come to fruition in the natural realm. He said they give Him all the glory for their outreach.

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