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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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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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Objects of Ministry

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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

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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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What's a Raise?

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We take so many things for granted each day. Without thought, we tie our shoes, brush our hair, and get dressed for the day. We read our Bibles, drive cars, and go to work. Rarely do we think about any of those things. It’s almost an automatic daily response. Are you aware that the act […]
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What a Difference You Have Made in Her Life

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Whenever I get a call about a potential resident there are several things that occur. I take all the information that is given, I ask several questions and then I set up a time for an informal interview and tour of our facility. It may be several days before I actually have the opportunity to […]
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Meet Debbie: The newest family member at New Hope

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Here is the story about Debbie, one of our newest residents at New Hope in Versailles, MO.  To say that her life has changed dramatically in the past few months would be an understatement. Through the entire process of her joining our family, it was evident that God was at work and we are forever […]
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