The Montana Rescue Mission served up a special Easter dinner on Sunday.
Volunteers followed the lead of Montana Rescue Mission Chef Stuart Bovington.
For some it’s their first year and others have been at it for 15 years.
“It’s good to see the people that are here,” said Marvin Quinlan who has volunteered for 15 years and drives in from Forsyth. “There’s a need. Trying to fill that need and in a way it’s rewarding. “
“I’m impressed that there’s kids and family,” said Laurel Mayor Mark Mace, who along with his wife volunteered for the first time at the mission.
Those enjoying the meals appreciate the help.
“Have a nice meal and served and just enjoy their Easter and able to eat and celebrate Christ, “ said Jenny Engen.
“I like the food, I come here for lunch and dinner almost every day,” said Matthew Saunders, who came to the mission with his dad and his brother.
Before the meal, Pastor Glenn Fournier preached about Easter.
“A message of hope that you can have a life and not be condemned because of where you’re at,” said Fournier, who is the program director at the mission.
And that message helps many at the Montana Rescue Mission.
“God is also there when things go bad,” Fournier said. “And I wanted to put an emphasis on still Christ is there. God is always there. He’s going to be there when we need him the most.”
“This is part of the ministry basically,” said Quinlan.
“This is something to help them out,” said Mace.
“Things are looking up,” Engen said.
“I just believe in Christ, Jesus Christ,” Saunders said.
The mission serves meals every day.
“(The Easter dinner) shows, just a demonstration, just one day, of what we do every day,” said Fournier.
About 140 enjoyed the dinner at the mission and volunteers delivered another 210 meals.