Our Neighbor: The Dayspring Family Church

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by CYNTHIA IZAGUIRRE

WFAA

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 18 at 10:46 AM

IRVING - Thursday's "Our Neighbor" has an awesome responsibility.

A tiny church with a mighty mission, the Dayspring Family Church wants to feed thousands of hungry North Texans just in time for Thanksgiving. But, they need your help.

"We are preparing meals for 1,000 families," said Sonjia Dickerson, Dayspring Family Church.
 
Dayspring Family Church in Irving prides itself on meeting the needs of people wherever they are in life. This week, it's clear who they have to help.

"Each family will receive a frozen turkey, as well as all of the dry sides to go with their Thanksgiving meal," Dickerson said.

Since July, church members have been collecting canned goods and working with the North Texas Food Bank to collect food and hundreds of frozen turkeys to be handed out Saturday.

The church plans to feed 7,000 people this Thanksgiving. They have come a long way since 1994 when they first started."

"When my husband and I started the church 16 years ago, Bishop Kevin Dickerson, we put five turkeys in the trunk of our car," Dickerson said.

The church will feed families like the Thomas', who have benefitted from the Thanksgiving Day Outreach in the past.

"It was a great blessing," said Melvin Thomas. "When we actually looked for a church home, when we drove up on the church grounds, we just felt the miracles of God here."

The volunteers agree they are fed in a different way.

"That's the whole foundation of our faith, to reach out to others and be a blessing to our community," Dickerson said.

That's why WFAA names the Dayspring Family Church Thursday's "Our Neighbor."

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