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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…

Prayer Unique Ministries

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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BEING OPEN TO HIS WILL

You never know where God will lead you on life’s journey, but if you’re open to His will, it can be quite a ride. I was in the pharmaceutical industry while also serving in the Army reserves for 32…

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RESCUING GIRLS FROM THE STREETS

When I was 12, I was raped by three teenage boys. It shook me to my core. I felt scarred, was blamed for it, reacted with rebellious behavior and began running away from home, repeatedly. At 15, I was…

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STARTING A MINISTRY IN A BAR

I was a picture of good health until May 2001. We were vacationing at the beach when I got a call from my doctor, telling me I had non Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The news brought me to my knees. I was scared…

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MUSIC TO CALM THEIR FEARS

Jesus instructed us to use our talents for His glory, and that is what I try to do with my music. I play a variety of musical instruments including the violin, fiddle and guitar, and even some unique instruments…

Children Unique Ministries

KEEPING THINGS ROLLING

Our local Children’s Hospital uses these shiny Radio Flyer wagons throughout their facility. They are a wonderful distraction for the kids—parents wheel their child around the building to give them a much-needed break from lying in a hospital bed.…

Labor Unique Ministries

MENTORING YOUNG MEN

I never thought I’d quit my job as a fire fighter and go into full time ministry, teaching unemployed young men the art of wordworking. But I felt the Lord’s calling and you don’t say no when you hear…

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HEALING AND RESTORING MARRIAGES

The Lord has given me a passion for helping women and marriages that are on a journey of healing and restoration. Eighteen years ago, as a broken single mother with four children, I clung to Jesus. I could never…

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REACHING OUT TO THE HOMELESS

I have always had an internal struggle when it comes to reaching out to the homeless. I grew up in a suburban town in New Jersey and I didn’t encounter many homeless people there. When I moved to Southern California to…

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HELPING OTHERS THRU THEIR TRIALS

I am a recovering alcoholic. I’ve been sober now for 27 years and that’s truly by the power and grace of God. Alcohol almost killed me. It destroyed my first marriage and I got in a horrible car accident…

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GETTING INVOLVED IN THEIR LIVES

I fought off becoming a Young Life leader most of college, but after graduating and returning home, my heart changed; I began to appreciate that Young Life truly goes where the teens are. Young Life teaches its leaders to…