Currently there are seven members of our Corps Family involved in Broken Chains (Kilmarnock), including one Committee Member.
Broken Chains is a joint project organised by several churches within the Kilmarnock Area. It is run along the same lines as the Broken Chains programme in Ayr, and in fact was supported by members from Ayr during its first year.
The aim of the Project is to bring the Gospel in a practical way to those members of society who may be homeless or affected by an addiction or sustance abuse.
Teams are made up of volunteers from various churches working on a rota system every Sunday throughout the month. A nourishing three course meal is prepared and served in the Howard Centre, Kilmarnock. A Worship Service is held every Sunday incorporating the singing of contemporary worship songs; watching videos; listening to music; and testimonies from individuals who are recovering from addictions, ex-prisoners or those who were previously homeless. There is also usually a Bible Thought.
Members of the team may be involved in preparing or serving a meal, welcoming and talking with the client group and showing Christian values to help point them to Christ, or being part of an intercessary prayer group.
There are also links from our Corps with the TEEN CHALLENGE BUS which parks outside the local hostel in St Andrew's Street on a Wednesday night. Hot drinks, sandwiches, etc, are given out and any donated clothing or household goods distributed as fairly as possible to a very needy group.
Kilmarnock Salvation Army regularly distributes Emergency Food Parcels and is included in an Information Sheet showing daily provision from various churches within the local area for people in need.
Broken Chains meets in the Howard Centre in Kilmarnock.
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