An open letter from Executive Director Jim Kizer:

 Dear Friends of the Great Falls Rescue Mission,

Please join us on Monday, April 28 for our 51st annual Mission Banquet. This is a time of food, fun and fellowship when we open the doors to our friends and neighbors to celebrate God’s blessings on the Mission and thank our faithful volunteers.

Once again, we will host two banquets for you to choose from, at noon and 6:30 p.m., at the Great Falls Civic Center Mansfield Convention Hall. We hope you will join us to hear personal testimonies about how the Mission is impacting the lives of homeless and hurting people in our community.

This year, our guest speaker will be John Ashmen, president and CEO of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, North America’s oldest and largest network of independent ministries serving the hungry, homeless, abused, and addicted.

On Friday, April 18, the Mission will provide an Easter meal and Easter egg hunt for homeless  and at-risk children in our area. You are invited to join us for lunch!

At 11:30 a.m., we are expecting more than 300 excited children to be scrambling around the Montana ExpoPark in search of brightly colored eggs. The Easter Egg Hunt will be followed by a traditional Easter luncheon of ham, mashed potatoes and glazed carrots in the Trades & Industries Building at ExpoPark. We expect to feed more than 400 people.

The luncheon is open to the public. There will also be an evangelistic message sharing the Hope of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.