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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…

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HANDING OUT BIBLES

It has always been my desire to find inexpensive, meaningful ways to get Bibles into the hands of people willing to take one. I became a Christian a little later in life, and reading scripture has had a deeply profound impact on…

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FIGHTING SEX TRAFFICKING

I have been fighting sex trafficking in Boston for the past eight years. My exposure to this horror began in college. I heard a presentation from the founder of “Not for Sale” about modern day slavery and human trafficking.…

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HOME OF THE HUSKIES

I have always had a passion for animals, and knew I had to get involved when I came across two huskies belonging to a young Marine on a Facebook group I follow. The group is for men and women…

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JEWELRY WITH A MESSAGE

I’ve always loved music. One of my earliest memories is standing on a pew between my mother and father on a Sunday morning, hymnal in hand, singing to Jesus. And I’ve also always loved crafting. It brings me so much…

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LOVE-ON-THE-GO BAGS

I started putting together love-on-the go bags about five years ago. I got inspired while driving and consistently being stopped at a certain street corner where homeless people ask for money or help. I would scrounge in my car to try to…

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SEEING EQUALLY

My mom raised me to see the poor, to view life through the eyes of people who are economically at the bottom. She taught me that people living in impoverished conditions need help, and that I could serve through…

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THE VULNERABLE DEN MOTHER

My passion for people experiencing utter darkness isn’t something I ever thought I’d be in the middle of. In fact, I avoided vulnerability and sharing anything about the past with others like “the plague”. It wasn’t until I became…

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THE TRASH DUMP

It all started in a trash dump called La Chureca in Managua, Nicaragua. It was the largest landfill in Central America. There, about 1500 people lived and worked everyday picking up recyclables, in horrific conditions. Large families were living…

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READING IN THE PARK

I am a retired florist, but I still love working and being as active as I can. It helps me feel purpose to “give back” to others. I began asking the Lord what my retirement years should look like–how…

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REACHING OUT TO MEN IN PRISON

In 2002, I went to a ministry fair at my church and stopped by a table marked “Prison Ministry”. It sounded a little intimidating but intriguing, so I accompanied a group of church members the next week to a…

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LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR

The Bible says love your neighbor as yourself, but what does it actually mean? How do we actually love our neighbors as ourselves?  I began praying and asking the Lord to show what it looked like for me. He…