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PC(USA) congregation in Iowa lives out Matthew 25 with All God’s Creatures and prisoners

First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Pleasant opens animal shelter with help from neighboring incarcerated individuals

Special to Presbyterian News Service

MT. PLEASANT, Iowa — First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa saw a need in its community for an animal shelter and heeded God’s command to care for its neighbor, Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility.

It has resulted in a program that engages prisoners at the facility to help train animals cared for by the shelter, All God’s Creatures, and thus make them more adoptable.

It is one of the numerous ways First Presbyterian Church has been energized by looking outside the walls of the church to live out the Matthew 25 vision in its Southeast Iowa community.

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