Submitted by James Lokker

BALDWIN, WI -- Each year, the Dorcus group at the Baldwin Christian Reformed Church holds a free will meatball dinner to raise money for various charitable organizations. This year the dinner will be held Wednesday, April 26 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Proceeds will go to Operation Heal Our Patriots which gives wounded veterans and their spouses the opportunity for spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment. Couples participate in Biblically based seminars that help strengthen their relationships with God and others and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation with outdoor activities at an Alaskan wilderness lodge. We continue to support these men and women after their initial stay, keeping their spiritual needs and marriages a priority.

Operation Heal Our Patriots is part of Samaritan’s Purse. For over 40 years, Samaritan’s Purse has done the utmost to follow Christ’s command by going to the aid of the world’s poor, sick, and suffering. After sharing the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said “Go and do likewise.” That is the mission of Samaritan's Purse—to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel. For more information on Operation Heal Our Patriots, visit

Please come and enjoy a Meatball Supper at the Baldwin Christian Reformed Church, one mile north of Baldwin. Homemade meatballs, mash potatoes, homegrown sweet corn, coleslaw, fresh rolls, dessert and beverage will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26th. Your freewill offering will radically impact the lives of our wounded veterans.