- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)
Giving a hand up, not a handout
Joyce Hungate is living her Christianity.
She's feeding and clothing the least of Christ's brothers, people who come to her Revival Center in Jackson, Mo., with nothing.
They get jobs and save their money so they can get out on their own.
And, in between, they get healthy doses of God's Word.
Hungate has built mission centers in nearly every city where she's lived. She was surprised when she moved to Cape Girardeau eight years ago and found the city didn't have a homeless shelter.
So she created one in nearby Jackson with 43 tidy little private rooms.
Some who have passed through the doors have struggled with overindulgence in alcohol and other vices, but they credit the time at the Revival Center for saving their lives.
Certainly, Hungate has the right idea. With the help of donations, she gives a hand up, not a handout, and it works.