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BY GAIL M. WILLIAMS
Muleshoe Journal Correspondent

Muleshoe Cowboy Fellowship traveled to Amarillo on Friday, Dec. 14, to distribute gloves, food and other necessary items to the homeless in Amarillo. The annual trip is led by Pastor Steve Friskup.
“We do this every year,” said Mike Jones of Cowboy Fellowship. “We took water, fruit, clothes and went downtown.
“Homeless people came over and we gave them all the stuff. It was really rewarding.”
Jones estimates 15 people took part in the mission, and a couple of dozen homeless came to the truck.
“I visited with one, a veteran from the Iraq War with PTSD,” Jones said.
Those who came to the truck seemed especially in need of clothes, such as gloves and stocking caps, to keep off the chill. Jones mentioned that winds blew up to 70 mph last Thursday.
“Other parts of the country call it a hurricane. We just call it Thursday,” Jones quipped.
Jones, who suffered a stroke in 2003, empathizes with people who are down on their luck.
“My church has been super,” he said. “They come to get me on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.”
Muleshoe Cowboy Fellowship is located at 710 East American Blvd. They can be reached at 786-7539 or http://www.muleshoecowboyfellowship.com/.

Rhea Gonzales

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