I remember nearly nine years ago when Matthew 25 Ministries welcomed a new resident. He settled in quickly, became active in the community and made many friends. His friendship with one woman grew over time, they began dating and were married in September, 2012 at Jacob’s Destiny Church. I know so well because my beautiful […]
by Ted Rodarm, Executive Director August was a very busy month for us. We welcomed five new residents during this time and are preparing for more in September. Each arrival brings its own challenges. Cleaning, painting and waxing of floors are done in preparation for a new resident. Beds, bedding and supplies are needed as […]
by Maggie Witherow, Co-Founder A few days ago, as I was getting my hair cut and pretty toes, I was talking to a couple friends and they said they had wanted to go caroling last year, but forgot until it was too late. I know it’s hard to think about Christmas Caroling when it’s still […]
by Ted Rodarm, Executive Director As the deadline looms for me to submit a monthly article, sometimes I struggle to find a topic to write about. This past month there was so much happening and the hustle and bustle kept us busy, if not distracted. One subject that kept coming up in talking with others […]
I have asked several of the attendees at our 2018 Annual Banquet to describe their experience in one phrase, and here are some of the responses: Sandy: “Ambience serene outside and in.”; Jane: “Food delicious and fellowship top notch.” Those two came from Illinois just for the banquet. Julie: “Very informative.” and Dolly: “Best one […]
We were recently presented with a situation that took us way out of our comfort zone. We were informed of Robert’s situation after his release from prison. Robert is a paraplegic with limited use of his limbs, barely able to communicate, and unable to care for himself. A passerby called 911 after seeing Robert in his wheelchair at a local intersection. It was raining and the temperature was dropping. The paramedics came and took him to a local hospital but he was discharged after a few hours because, technically, there was nothing physically wrong with him for the hospital to treat, he was merely homeless and unable to care for himself.