Month: November 2012

Your Love-in-Action Brings a Child Home!

November 30, 2012 | Comments Off on Your Love-in-Action Brings a Child Home!
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Her face says it all! Off the ground and seated in a wheelchair, Apra will be able to live comfortably in her family’s home. Two hours outside Chiang Mai, in Thailand’s rural countryside, Apra’s parents scratch out a meager living as migrant farmers. They love Apra so much, but her cerebral palsy makes it impossible…

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A New Christmas Tradition

November 30, 2012 | Comments Off on A New Christmas Tradition
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For many families, Christmas includes special traditions or activities they enjoy every year. Does your family always decorate a Christmas tree? Do you help Mom make a gingerbread house? Or do you all bundle up and go outside Christmas caroling? Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la! Many Christian families celebrate Advent, which begins four Sundays before Christmas. (That’s this Sunday!)…

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Meet Francis and Adrienne!

November 29, 2012 | Comments Off on Meet Francis and Adrienne!
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If you’re wondering how we are able to accomplish so much ministry among the disabled around the world, it’s because we work with great partners. Like Francis and Adrienne Mugwanya who serve in Uganda with Father’s Heart Ministry. Francis is a Ugandan wheelchair-user (and a big inspiration to me) and his wife, Adrienne, is Canadian-born…

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Christian’s Special Talent

November 28, 2012 | Comments Off on Christian’s Special Talent
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How do you feel when someone tells you that you can’t do something? Maybe they say you are too little or too slow or not smart enough. It can hurt a lot, can’t it? Christian is a boy who was told that he was too slow and couldn’t learn anything! But the truth is that…

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Zachery Holler

November 27, 2012 | Comments Off on Zachery Holler
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Meet Zachery Holler and his mother, Kim, who often serves as his interpreter – Zach is a quadriplegic, blind and also deaf; people communicate with him by ‘signing’ into his hands while mouthing their words close to his face! But all this does not deter him (he earned his degree from Wright State University). Zach…

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Christmas Card Challenge

November 26, 2012 | Comments Off on Christmas Card Challenge
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Has your family started decorating for Christmas? Did you help cut down a Christmas tree, or hang the Christmas lights on the roof? As Christmas gets closer and closer, let’s not forget about the people around us who might have a hard time celebrating this year. Is your great-aunt living alone in a nursing home,…

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“You Can Do It!”

November 26, 2012 | Comments Off on “You Can Do It!”
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At Family Retreat your “love in action” teaches kids with disabilities how to break down the walls and reach higher than ever before! Short Term Missionary Ben knows this firsthand. He came to Family Retreat as a kid and for five years he was on the receiving end. One year he had a Short Term…

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Cause 4 Life in 2013

November 26, 2012 | Comments Off on Cause 4 Life in 2013
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As Ken and I look back over the year, we are reflecting on the many college campuses we visited – what a blessing to speak to so many students! If you’re a student, the holidays are a great time to plan your extracurricular studies for the new year, and I can’t think of a better…

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The Mike Huckabee Show

November 23, 2012 | Comments Off on The Mike Huckabee Show
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I hope you enjoyed a blessed Thanksgiving Day – Ken and I are so grateful to God for all the many good things He bestows! We talk about these blessings and more on this weekend’s edition of The Mike Huckabee Show on the Fox News Channel. The Governor was happy for us to share our…

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Resting or Planning?

November 23, 2012 | Comments Off on Resting or Planning?

Some people think the best part of Thanksgiving is the nap you have after dinner. Others skip the nap and want to start planning for Christmas! Are you resting or planning today? Whatever you are doing, plan to come back on Monday for a fun idea to help make Christmas special for others!

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