ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany church spends their Thanksgiving feeding the homeless. They say it's important to give back to the community.
Members of Saints of God House of Worship fed more than 100 people as part of their mission to help those in need and spreading God's word.
Members of Saints of God House of Worship cooked up a big meal today for their annual Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless at the Salvation Army. It's where Larry Cook took to the opportunity to reflect on everything he is grateful for.
"I thank God for waking me up this morning. I thank him for making me walk, to make me see, to make me hear, to make me taste," said Larry Cook.
Cook says he was moved by their singing. "I felt it, I felt it up here in my mind, in my mind, in my soul."
Organizer Betty Wright says she made it her life mission to do God's work and give back to the community.
"Because Christ on the inside, he's the one that keeps us going and that's what I do. I gave up my job at Phoebe thanking the Lord that he allowed me to stop my job in order to do this and I've been doing mission work for eight years now."
Wright says she enjoys helping others and putting a smile on their face. "To see the gratitude, that the most of all. Is to see that we made someone life's change."
They're now encouraging others to not only give back on holidays, but every day.
"Always keep this mentality not just thinking of yourself, but think of others, and if you keep that mind you will help someone else," said Frank Wright.
"I bless them, I bless them for you know helping homeless people out. I bless all of them," said Larry Cook.
Saints of God House of Worship also holds weekly missions, feeding and clothing the homeless and helping them find jobs throughout Albany.