DAR honors veterans

Staff Writer

The Horseshoe Roberson Chapter of the NSDAR, met Wednesday, and recognized local veterans during its program at The Mission on the Hill.
Regent Lucille South gave a certificate and a pin to the veterans, togehther with their wives, Kenneth and Ruby Ricks, Hiram and Rita Millsaps, Randy and Judy Jones, and Darrellene and Butch Fulgham.
"Robert Joe Henry and his wife Melissa were unable to attend, but we have a certificate and pin to honor him," South said. "After the program we want our veterans and their wives to join us for refreshments."

South said the DAR was happy to present program speaker Bro. Dickie Bryan, who invited the group to The Mission on the Hill for the meeting.
"I'm always happy to come and talk about The Mission on the Hill," Bryan said. "God laid it on my heart to start a place for a mission. Last year during Christmas break, the Lord spoke to me about this hill, where I had spent so much time during my early life."
Bryan said in March he had his eye on the office as well as the office complex on the former Bryan Foods property.

"Our vision is to be a beacon of hope," Bryan said. "We don't offer meetings on Wednesday night or Sunday. We are not a church and have no plans to compete with churches. It's a God thing. He brought together the people we needed to get things started."
Bryan said The Mission on the Hill exists for hurting people. He said God gave them a neutral location to be able to reach out to people.

"We have a small group of people who are battling a pornography addiction," Bryan said. "This is such a widespread problem and one that people don't want to talk about. It effects both men and women. We have a Hurting Moms group for mothers of children with drug addictions. We have a Celebrate Recovery group."
Bryan said no one is there to judge, only to meet the needs of people and show them the help they need is through Jesus Christ. He said he has seen the power of God transform people's lives through the ministry.

"We tell people, please come," Bryan said. "Bring your hurt, hang up or habit, the great Overcomer frees everyone."
Byan said The Mission on the Hill is looking to the future. They hope to offer a free clinic, with medical and dental help for those who can't afford it. He said they hope to eventually be able to house people through hurting.

"We've been hearing a lot about human trafficking," Bryan said. "We'd like to have a place for the victims to heal and understand they are important and can have a life again. The sky is the limit, and my God created the sky."
Bryan said this is a vision from God, He wants us to minister to hurting people who might not feel like they are welcome to come to church. He wants us to show His love to those who need it most.