The House of Prayer will host its second annual "Show God's Love" benefit dinner on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Mervyn Jenkins Expo Center, on Missouri Route 190, in Chillicothe. The event is held to raise awareness of, and funding for, rural poverty in north Missouri.

Chillicothe native Matt Moore will be the guest speaker for the evening.

Moore is a quality manager for Cargill, Inc., in Blair, Neb. Born and raised in Chillicothe, the son of David and Debbie Moore, he was brought up in the Methodist church, and was influenced in faith formation by his grandparents, Vince and Millie Moore.

Moore is a 1996 graduate of Chillicothe High School. In 2001, he graduated from Truman State University, in Kirksville, where he obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a men's music fraternity, promoting music on campus and throughout the community.

While at Truman, Moore reignited his faith through the Catholic church, and joined the church on Easter 2001.

Moving to Omaha, Neb., after college, Moore became employed for Cargill, Inc., manufacturing renewable corn-based plastic. He is married to Traci and has three children. Moore is active in several volunteer activities throughout Omaha, including Habitat for Humanity, United Way, and Food Bank of the Heartland, and the Knights of Columbus.

Reservations for the dinner must be made by Thursday, Feb. 7. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the meal served at 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person, or $175 per table. Reservations can be made by calling 646-3450.