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Victory Outreach Bakersfield East hosts drive up prayer event called "Hope on Columbus Street"

Victory Outreach Bakersfield East hosts drive up prayer event called "Hope on Columbus Street"
Posted at 9:07 PM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 00:12:20-04

BAKERSFIELD,Calif. — On Easter Sunday, one local organization held a drive up prayer service in Bakersfield to spread a message of hope.

The Victory Outreach Bakersfield East church held a special Easter event called, Hope on Columbus Street, which started at noon.

Today they gave away more than 300 Easter bags filled with CDs, flyers, and information.

Victory Outreach says they wanted to find ways to give back to the community and offer hope during the outbreak.

They share the community can still tune in for church services online.

"Come to 1307 Columbus where we have our mask on, our gloves and we are honoring the guidelines of 6ft apart," Julio Alas, Sr. Pastor of Victory Outreach Bakersfield East. "We are just giving away just a little small blessing of a token of our appreciation and showing love to our community."

Despite the outbreak, the church is finding a bright side of the pandemic and says they are reaching more people.

"You can tell by how they are responding that there are good people ,but not only good people, but God people," said Alas.