Homeless Vet Experiences the Rescue of a Lifetime

Categories: Adult Ministries, General, Homelessness, Men, Miracles, Other, Partnerships, recovery

When Fred Barksdale’s Veterans Administration counselor picked him up from the closing veterans’ boardinghouse with only the clothes he was wearing, Fred was homeless, hopeless, and tired. Even though he had been clean and sober for five years, he couldn’t just turn things around. “What I thought was a gutter fall turned out to be …

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The Difference You Make, Makes You Different

Categories: Addiction Recovery, Adult Ministries, Children's Ministries, General, Volunteers

When speaking with volunteers about why they give their time to various organizations, I find that most all people engage in volunteerism because they want to make a difference – a difference in the world,  a difference in their own community, or a difference in the life of another person, be it someone close to …

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The Good Steward – Investing or Hoarding?

Categories: Fundraising, General, Other

Stuart. That is my Grandmother’s maiden name. I remember learning about the different meanings of surnames and asking my father a lot about our own geneaology when I was a boy. I particularly remember the day he told me about the meaning of the name Stuart. “Stuart”, he said, “is an old Scottish last name …

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Solar Power Fuels Savings and Sustainability

Categories: General, Other, Partnerships

The sun is shining on Miracle Hill, and with the addition of solar panels at four of the ministry’s nine shelters, we hope to capture as much of it as we can and conserve resources in the process. It’s a project that began several months ago when Miracle Hill learned about grant money available through …

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