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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Furman Interns FUEL Healthy Initiatives at Miracle Hill

Categories: Addiction Recovery, Adult Ministries, Other, Overcomers Center, Partnerships, recovery, Volunteers

“Is skipping breakfast better than eating a bad breakfast?” The first question came from the back of the Overcomer Center chapel while other men were filing in. Gabe Silveira, an intern with Furman University’s FUEL program, took it in stride. “That’s a good question. Let me think a minute.” Four other men slipped into their …

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The Great Possible Turkey Fry Feeds Thousands

Categories: Other

677 turkeys. 60 fryers. 250 volunteers. One dream—feeding all the children, women and men in care at Miracle Hill Ministries for Thanksgiving plus additional families in need throughout the community.  The WSSL 100 Great Possible Turkey Fry on November 21, 2017 was epic in every way. The first volunteers and staff stood in the dark, cold …

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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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