In the suburbs of Detroit, dozens of souls line up outside the meeting place of a Church of Christ. The congregation collects clothes, dishes, toys and Christmas items and gives everything away within two hours — while offering Bibles and Bible studies to anyone who asks. Then, next week, they do it all again. The “church that does the giveaways,” as it’s known locally, never has to look far. People show up throughout the week to donate items to help the less fortunate in their community.
Erik Tryggestad reports from Brighton, Mich.