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Thoughts From Gary – Ephesians 4:2

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2 NIV
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COVID-19 Group Home Update

Many have asked about how our families at New Hope and Riverwood are doing. Here is an update from Gary Spangler.
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Devotion from Gary W. Spangler

During our team conference calls, we rotate through offering a devotional while on the conference call.  Here is a look at my devotion from January.
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Sharing Is the Key

There were things in my life that happened that I had no idea how to react to or what to say. A good friend takes his life, a friend’s parent passes, a diagnosis is made, a job is lost, a spouse leaves, a friend is murdered. How does one begin to know what to say? […]
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People Helping People

We are singing songs of the Thanksgiving season and just finished the first of several meals at Riverwood Christian Community in Louisville, TN. Our residents are so thankful for their blessings of family within the Body of Christ. As I think about our residents in Tennessee and Missouri, I too am glad that Ability Ministry […]
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Ability Ministry Exciting Transitions

As God continues to bless this ministry, the Board of Directors has some very exciting news to share with you. The Board has set apart Ryan Wolfe as the next President/Executive Director of Ability Ministry effective January 1, 2020. Ryan was hired a few years ago by our current Executive Director, Gary Spangler, as he […]
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New Retreat Center Coming to Riverwood

Ability Ministry is excited to announce the building of our new Retreat Center on our Riverwood Campus in Louisville, Tennessee! This building will house mission teams when they come to Riverwood. The Jack Ballard Church Builders of Stone Mountain, Georgia will be providing the labor beginning on September 4 and go through September 21. If […]
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Objects of Ministry

Reaching the disability community
Growing up in the church, there were certain things that I respected to the point of enshrining them; things not to be touched or wrinkled or leaned upon. At one church, I was told not to stand in the pulpit unless I was preaching. So many things have changed and it is good because the […]
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Happy Bubbles

a group of people in a park
It was with great pleasure to celebrate Christy Ruth Morris’ life on Thursday, May 17th. Christy was a sweet and wonderful person, who also made it clear when she was not happy about something. Abiding by the wishes of the family to have a private service, the time with her family, close friends and residents […]
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Spring Appeal

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Spring is finally here and the rebirth of everything is absolutely beautiful. We have gone through some changes since last year like changing our name and adding an evangelistic focus to our ministry. What we have seen is many more people reaching out to the disability community and those affected by disability being touched in […]
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