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Calvary Chapel Louisa, the little church with a big heart

Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

As participants enjoy a meal or conversation with volunteers, Dave Hansen or another volunteer, prepares a grocery bag of items visitors will take home with them.

As participants enjoy a meal or conversation with volunteers, Dave Hansen or another volunteer, prepares a grocery bag of items visitors will take home with them.

No matter where he goes, Dave Hansen is spreading some sort of word.

Every Thursday, he works more than 13 hours delivering newspapers in Louisa County and the surrounding areas. Although informative, the content within those distributions, he cannot promise will be good or uplifting.

But every other day, Hansen focuses on trying to project a positive message by telling others about his favorite Word—the Gospel of Christ.

As pastor of Calvary Chapel in Mineral, Hansen has become a beacon of warmth and compassion, not only for his congregation, but for the many non-church members who benefit from the variety of helpful acts he and his parishioners display regularly each month.

One of the most important Calvary Chapel ministries is a food pantry, held the fourth Saturday of each month from noon until 1 p.m. Started two years ago, this outreach has been a blessing to numerous families and individuals in need within Louisa County, and to the members of the small country church.

Participants are not obligated to join Calvary Chapel or even attend church there, according to Hansen, who is just eager to have the opportunity to assist locals who could use some extra food and household essentials, such as toilet paper and body wash, each month.

To read the entire story, see the Sept. 25 edition of The Central Virginian.