Local group helps needy through faith and love

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A local group with global ties is on a mission. World Impact is reaching out to help some of the city's most needy, and it's doing it through faith and love. 

"We see problems with poverty," said Tina Busenitz of World Impact. "We minister to a lot of low-income families. There's addiction. There's homelessness.

"Even in a mall city we still have all those issues."

Busenitz is a missionary with the non-profit group. She says helping people, especially those who've immigrated to the U.S. begins with connecting them to a church. 

"There they can be surrounded by a group of people who love them and help them adjust to their community," Busenitz said.

World Impact works to change lives.

"These guys had their arms open," said Volunteer Monica Pennington, a former mentoree. "And that's what I told my husband. They like me."

 Even more important to it's mission, like Monica, every person who's been helped, goes on to help someone else. 

"We believe to truly love them we need to empower them to equip them so they can become productive men and women who love their families, who love their spouses,"Busenitz said. "In turn they help minister to other people."

KAKE News and the DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers presented a $500 check to World Impact as this week's Wins For Kansas honoree. 

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