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Labor Unique Ministries

FLAGS FOR VETS

I wanted to find a special way to honor our veterans. I got a little tired of the media showing people disrespecting our flag, although I value their right to protest. Veterans put their life on the line to…

Labor Unique Ministries

MAKING A CROSS FOR THEIR YARDS

Staying at home during this pandemic is not easy. We all need to be finding some meaningful things to do with our time. Since we were coming up on Easter week, I decided to make our two grown sons…

Church Activities Labor

THE PRAISE TEAM LEADER

I never expected to be doing the things that I’ve been doing at my church for the last ten years. When I first joined the praise team, I said I’d help create the PowerPoint slides for the contemporary song…

Labor Unique Ministries

THE REGULAR GIRL

From the first time I walked through the door at The River, I had a feeling of hope. I didn’t know what to expect, but forming relationships and watching lives change right before my eyes was not what I…

Labor Mission Trips

THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

I felt called to serve the Lord when I was in high school, and that’s when I went on my first mission trip. Then during physician assistant school, I started going on mission trips with the Christian Medical and…

Food Labor Special Needs

A SPECIAL APPROACH TO BUSINESS

My wife and I opened an ice cream shop three years ago, and it’s been an amazing experience for to our family. Not just the ice cream, although that’s good! It’s our 12 employees. All but one are young…

Children Labor Unique Ministries

SUFFICIENT GRACE MINISTRIES

I founded Sufficient Grace Ministries for Women in 2004, eight years after the loss of my twin daughters Faith and Grace and about six years after the loss of my son, Thomas. Faith and Grace were born still in…

Labor Other Unique Ministries

THE VOLUNTEER

Most people look forward to the day they retire. I suppose I was no different. At first, I wanted a typical sit-around-and-lounge retirement, but the fantasy of that wore off quickly. It didn’t take long before I was bored…

Food Labor Unique Ministries

BLESS-N-BASKET

I remember a time when family not only meant that which you were born into, but also the people around us who we “do life” with. God is the greatest advocate for community, and I do not believe it…

Labor Mission Trips

I ALWAYS KNEW I’D BE A MISSIONARY

I have always loved missions. I attribute a lot of that love to my mother. From a young age, she encouraged my brothers and me to go on short-term mission trips. I was in 6th grade when I took…

Labor Verbalizing the Gospel

GETTING LOST IN THE MUSIC

Who am I riding in the car with? He’s cursing, doing drugs and has a gun. He pulled up to visit a friend, leaving me in the passenger seat, puzzled. The music was blasting, it lacked compassion, promoted drugs,…

Labor Unique Ministries

A UNIQUE WAY TO ENCOURAGE

When I was in 6th grade, I failed my school state test, and self-doubt started invading my thoughts. As a 22-year-old, I felt overwhelmed, having to quickly transform into my mother’s care giver, all while trying to survive being…

Labor Unique Ministries

JESUS SAID LOVE

We are called to something much greater than ourselves: to love God and to love others. I never thought my calling would be found intertwined in the hearts and lives of marginalized women in the sex industry. Jesus Said…

Labor Unique Ministries

HELPING TRANSITION OUT OF PRISON

Have you ever had a desire to help an organization but didn’t know what you could do? That was my situation when I became aware of the Angels Charge Ministry, a faith-based non-profit helping women coming out of prisons…

Labor Unique Ministries

THE SIGN GUY

A year ago, I was extremely depressed. I was without a job and feeling totally worthless. It seemed I had lost everything that I loved. I was thinking seriously about suicide. But as I was driving home one day,…

Labor Other

HELPING WITH EATING DISORDERS

To experience healing is to experience the loving kindness of Christ. As a recent graduate student of Marriage and Family Therapy, I’ve been able to witness how the healing of one person can, in turn, be a healing for…

Labor Senior Citizens Unique Ministries

HELPING WITH TAXES

I was playing Contract Bridge after I had retired in early 2005, and one of the players was an AARP volunteer who helped people submit their federal tax returns for free at the local senior center. I had always done my…

Labor Unique Ministries

HELPING THEM OVERCOME ADDICTION

There are an overwhelming number of women who have had their children, lives, and freedom taken from them due to drug addictions. Many have professed a Christian faith but still face suicidal thoughts and a deficit of hope. After…

Labor Other

HELPING THOSE AROUND ME

I served in the disaster relief ministry, one of the most intense and demanding times of my life, both spiritually and physically. This helped stretch me in ways I didn’t even realize. But now, I am focusing my efforts to help…

Food Labor Unique Ministries

HEALTHY MEALS TO CANCER PATIENTS

I have worked in the cancer field my whole career. I’ve seen the struggles patients go through and how it permeates every facet of their lives. I know how difficult it is to get the right nutrition during different…

Children Labor

TUTORING HOMELESS CHILDREN

I was 46 years old and with my only child entering high school, I was praying about what I should do with the second half of my life. As a teacher and educator, I volunteered at my daughter’s school,…

Labor

HONORING JESUS IN MY BUSINESS

As a chiropractor, I take my patients’ health very seriously. I work hard to look at the entire person and his or her health, not just a few symptoms. I am very passionate about this and I believe that…

Church Activities Labor

HELPING PEOPLE MEET JESUS

I was born in Brazil and moved to North Carolina with my family when I was 11. During high school, I was an agnostic or maybe an atheist. But, after wrestling with my thoughts about God, I came to…

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