"Lazarus" play helps less fortunate

By Taylor Barnhill  - bio | e-mail

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - In a time where sometimes its hard to put food on the table, it sometimes seems impossible to give to those who are less fortunate. But News Leader Nine found one Columbus church that put on quite a production to help a local organization.

The Bridge Church hosted a major production on "Lazarus" at Columbus State University Sunday night to raise money for the Columbus Dream Center.

Janice Mitchell with the Bridge Church said, "All the proceeds go to the Columbus Dream Center and we're excited about that because not only are we impacting lives through the production but we know it will touch more people with our efforts through the Columbus Dream Center."

The Dream Center feeds, clothes and helps less fortunate families in the area. Gloria Kiman said events like this contribute to their community efforts, "By feeding and doing this kind of thins we not only raise money but we get souls that are lost and they can get saved."

Word of the event was spread through advertising and word of mouth and the turn-out was more than expected.

"It's exciting. We filled the house," said ticket booth operator, Christinia Walden.

Mitchell added, "It has been tremendous. We have 800 seats available and I think we've filled all 800 and people are still trying to come in. So it's been wonderful."

After all is said and done, the church group and the workers from the Dream Center have one goal in mind.

"To know that this is a community that we give to and to know about God.... We want to serve the community and evangelize and outreach for those in need," said Walden.