Christmas at Faith City Ministries

Many people in our area may not have a home for the holidays.

Today, Faith City Ministries tried to change that for many of Amarillo's less fortunate.

All year long, the ministry feeds and shelters so many people, so it was only natural that during this time of year they celebrate the holidays with those people.

This afternoon, they welcomed in close to 500 people to share in the holiday joy.

It's Faith City's mission to help people in Amarillo, and that mission only intensifies this time of the year.

"You know the phrase Home for the Holidays. What we hope to accomplish is to bring all the people that have no home or anything else, so we can make this as much of a home feeling as we possibly can," said Jena Taylor, Executive Director of Faith City Ministries.

But it's not just the staff that give back. A day like today wouldn't be able to happen without the help of the volunteers.

"I'm a single person, and my family does Christmas on Christmas Eve. I consider this a part of my family, and I just wanted to be with family today," said volunteer Rhonni Pletcher.

Taylor tells us it is the little things that makes the day special for the guests.

"We can feed them. We can bless them. We can hug their necks. And we can bless their children with gifts."

Liana Mauricio does not have a family here in town, and this is the only chance she has at a holiday celebration.

To her though, Faith City Ministries is a home.

"It's so exciting to be close to God and have friends that will talk to you. It's just wonderful."