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SPECIAL PACKAGES FOR PRISONERS

I would consider myself a pretty ordinary person. I am a preacher’s kid, married to a godly man, and the mother of two wonderful children, but a few years ago I found myself in the last place imaginable: behind…

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THE COMFORT DOGS

If you have seen comfort dogs on site at crisis situations, then you’ve probably seen a member of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog ministry team—a network of volunteers and dogs working together to bring compassion where it is needed. This…

Children Unique Ministries

A REFUGE FOR TEENAGERS

Since I was a high school senior, I had a dream of starting a youth center for teenagers. Even when people dismissed it, I knew that God had placed that dream on my heart. After I returned from Bible College…

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GOD’S TIMING IS AMAZING

When I look back on my life, I can see God’s hands along every step, even when I experienced a rare brain tumor. Life was going along wonderfully. My wife, son and I had just adopted our 12 year…

Children Unique Ministries

THE KIDNEY PILLOW

When she was six years old, my daughter, Erin, was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease: FSGS. Her disease causes her immune system to attack her kidneys, and slowly, they fail. She is nine now, and we remain hopeful…

Labor Unique Ministries

KEEPING KENYAN KIDS OUT OF GANGS

Growing up with an absent father took a great toll on me, my siblings and my mother. I survived one struggle after another, but through God’s mercy, I was able to finalize my studies. After school, life was still…

Unique Ministries Verbalizing the Gospel

GOD HAD A PLAN FOR ME

My mother had three sonograms before I was born and none of them indicated any problems. But I was born without arms and legs. That obviously made life extremely challenging. I had tremendous parents but I was bullied throughout…

Unique Ministries Verbalizing the Gospel

A CAREER CHANGE

The opioid crisis is killing thousands of young people in America. And I hope to do something about it. Too often, people believe that a life in Christ is incompatible with a life in science. My story says otherwise. In…

Children Unique Ministries

REACHING THE YOUTH OF GHANA

How can we possibly reach more young people with the Good News of Jesus? We have to find a way! God’s heartbeat is “souls”. He wants His followers to do everything possible to bring others to Him. He doesn’t…

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FOLLOWING GOD’S WHISPERS

It’s important for us as Christians to follow God’s whispers and to put our faith in Him no matter what obstacles we encounter. While attending my first Passion Conference in Atlanta as a high school senior, I learned about…

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HELPING PEOPLE ADDICTED TO PORN

It is devastating to find out your husband is addicted to pornography, especially when he’s in the ministry and you think you have a good marriage. We had been married 17 years, had three children and he was the…

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GROWING IN THE VALLEY

When I found out I had ovarian cancer, I had been a believer for 10 years and was the leader of our Sunday school for children. My doctors told me I would need to have surgery followed by chemotherapy. I learned…

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HELPING THE HEARTBROKEN

My wife and I are blessed to have experienced the amazing miracle of childbirth three times. But sometimes the joy quickly turns to heartbreak. When our oldest son, Maddux, was just two days old, the nurse noticed his fingers…

Children Unique Ministries

MENTORING

I’ve known about the Mentor Upstate program for years, but I became passionate about it once I lived it. Mentor Upstate started in Greenville by a faith-driven couple who saw the need for healthy adult influence in the lives…

Labor Unique Ministries

SERVING THE HOMELESS IN ISRAEL

My husband and I live in Ashkelon, Israel. We serve the homeless, the drug addicts and prostitutes in the streets of Tel Aviv. These young men and women don’t know God when they first come in. They don’t know…

Children Unique Ministries

HELPING FOSTER CARE FAMILIES

When we became foster parents 16 years ago, we had little to no support. But, we knew God had called us to foster. We live in Spartanburg County, which currently has more kids in foster care than any other…

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FORGIVENESS

I hate drugs and the horrible toll they take on people. They are truly a demonic force and cause nothing but heartache. We lost our 20-year-old daughter, Ashlynn, when she was given a lethal dose of fentanyl. She was…

Children Unique Ministries

HELPING THE HURRICANE VICTIMS

I was still reeling from the loss of my baby when Hurricane Katrina stormed New Orleans. As I watched the coverage, my mind immediately went to the mothers. How were these mothers going to take care of their babies…

Prayer Unique Ministries

STANDING STRONG IN DIFFICULT TIMES

My life was forever changed when I was diagnosed with my first brain tumor. I was experiencing severe headaches, and I knew something was wrong. When the results of the MRI came back and the doctor told me, I…

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USING MY ORDEALS TO HELP OTHERS

I tried to take my life once. I had so many bad things happen: I had been molested, raped, physically abused and I’ve had a child die. I have been a Christian since I was seven years old. But…

Prayer Unique Ministries

RESTORATION

This is our son who died in the county jail 11 years ago. He accepted Christ as a teen, but hung out with the wrong guys and got involved in drugs. Drugs became his escape. To some his story…