Assisting

“I’LL HAVE A HAMMER NOW”

Hammer with nails on a rough hewn wooden board

In 1949 Peter Seeger and Lee Hays released a song called, “If I had a Hammer”. The song did not reach the top of the charts until the trio, Peter, Paul, and Mary recorded it 13 years later. Their version of the folk song became a Top 10 hit in the U.S. in August 1962.…

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A “BIG OL” JUG IS TRANSFORMED

Water jug used for collecting donations

Rochester, Minnesota … When entering the church auditorium, one can easily mistake the large jug near the front of the building for a large water jug with writing on the side. But during the assembly, when Steve Sikes, the minister for the Rochester Church of Christ, signals the children it is time, there is an…

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COMPASSION – A ROCHESTER WATCHWORD

Quilts draped over the pews in a church

Rochester, Minnesota … For many who bring family members to the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, the little church just minutes east of the clinic is recognized for its compassion for helping people in need. In fact as early as the 1950’s members of the congregation were assisting families who arrived in Rochester…

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“I WAS NAKED AND YOU CLOTHED ME.”

The words from Matthew 25, in the New Testament, take on new meaning as the Malawi Project, an Indianapolis, Indiana not-for-profit, helps vulnerable people in Malawi with developmental and humanitarian support. According to Dick Stephens, a co-Founder of the Project, “We know we have a responsibility to fulfill Matthew 25, but we want to do…

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DORESS GETS A SECOND CHANCE

For many young people life can seem quite unfair. The poverty of the village, lack of educational opportunities, ill heath, and the loss of immediate family members place many children in a disadvantage that few can ever overcome. For many these problems will never be overcome and they will live out their lives in abject…

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