Mourning, tears mix with hope amid ashes

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Bob and Joanne Portteus numbered among the first dozen people to launch Barefoot Church on Main Street, Hempsey and Banister said. Just a few years later, the congregation now includes 1,200 members on any given weekend.

The church's theory is that so many people strong can make a difference.

In documenting the plight of one of their own for this weekend's services, Banister said, "This may be something that goes bigger. We want to send a message of hope."

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