Browsing Category

Labor

Homeless Labor Recovery

THE REGULAR GIRL

From the first time I walked through the door at The River, I had a feeling of hope. I didn’t know what to expect, but forming relationships and watching lives change right before my eyes was not what I…

Labor Mission Work

THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

I felt called to serve the Lord when I was in high school, and that’s when I went on my first mission trip. Then during physician assistant school, I started going on mission trips with the Christian Medical and…

Labor Mission Work

I ALWAYS KNEW I’D BE A MISSIONARY

I have always loved missions. I attribute a lot of that love to my mother. From a young age, she encouraged my brothers and me to go on short-term mission trips. I was in 6th grade when I took…

Labor Verbalizing the Gospel

GETTING LOST IN THE MUSIC

Who am I riding in the car with? He’s cursing, doing drugs and has a gun. He pulled up to visit a friend, leaving me in the passenger seat, puzzled. The music was blasting, it lacked compassion, promoted drugs,…

Labor Unique Ministries

A UNIQUE WAY TO ENCOURAGE

When I was in 6th grade, I failed my school state test, and self-doubt started invading my thoughts. As a 22-year-old, I felt overwhelmed, having to quickly transform into my mother’s care giver, all while trying to survive being…

Labor Mission Work Other

MEDICAL HELP FOR THOSE IN NEED

I always knew I wanted to work in the medical field but seeing severe poverty changed my life. Like most young people, I didn’t realize how good I had it; I took a lot of things in life for…

Labor Other

HELPING WITH EATING DISORDERS

To experience healing is to experience the loving kindness of Christ. As a recent graduate student of Marriage and Family Therapy, I’ve been able to witness how the healing of one person can, in turn, be a healing for…

Labor Senior Citizens Unique Ministries

HELPING WITH TAXES

I was playing Contract Bridge after I had retired in early 2005, and one of the players was an AARP volunteer who helped people submit their federal tax returns for free at the local senior center. I had always done my…

Labor Recovery Unique Ministries

HELPING THEM OVERCOME ADDICTION

There are an overwhelming number of women who have had their children, lives, and freedom taken from them due to drug addictions. Many have professed a Christian faith but still face suicidal thoughts and a deficit of hope. After…

Labor Loving Your Neighbor

HELPING THOSE AROUND ME

I served in the disaster relief ministry, one of the most intense and demanding times of my life, both spiritually and physically. This helped stretch me in ways I didn’t even realize. But now, I am focusing my efforts to help…

Children Homeless Labor

TUTORING HOMELESS CHILDREN

I was 46 years old and with my only child entering high school, I was praying about what I should do with the second half of my life. As a teacher and educator, I volunteered at my daughter’s school,…

Financial Help Labor

HONORING JESUS IN MY BUSINESS

As a chiropractor, I take my patients’ health very seriously. I work hard to look at the entire person and his or her health, not just a few symptoms. I am very passionate about this and I believe that…

Children Labor Unique Ministries

FREE MUSIC LESSONS FOR THESE KIDS

Every Monday evening, the practice rooms in our Fine Arts hall are filled with university student music instructors and pupils eager to learn piano, guitar or drums. However, this isn’t just another music school. This is a Christian ministry called WOVEN:…

Labor Mission Work

A DIFFERENT LIFE THAN I EXPECTED

I am a missionary kid. I grew up in Panama where I joined my parents in ministry throughout the country. I saw God do some pretty amazing things. When I was a child, I was called to missions. Honestly,…

Food Labor Unique Ministries

SERVING OTHERS WITH FOOD

Food is the way God led me to serve. About 18 years ago, my husband first volunteered as a driver for a local food pantry in our home state, Alaska. Unlike most soup kitchens or food pantries, this food…

Children Labor Mentoring

DISCIPLING HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

High school was pretty rough for me. I spent those years struggling with identity and friendships, so when I graduated, I declared I would never go back. Of course, God, with His sense of humor, had other plans. During…

X