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Basketball ministry ‘assists’ young men

By Kara Witherow, Special Contributor… Treshaad Williams had always dreamed of playing college basketball. The 19-year-old, a standout football, basketball and track star at Berrien County High School, even tried out for South Georgia Technical College’s team. But when he didn’t make it, Mr. Williams returned to his full-time job as a Hardee’s cook. His […]

Georgia couple finds calling in Scout leadership

By Kara Witherow, Special Contributor… The Boy Scout motto is, “Be Prepared.” But Cathy and Travis Shepherd of Whigham, Ga., weren’t quite prepared for the new path God took them down nearly 20 years ago. When their son Bobby, then a first grader, brought home a slip of paper inviting him to join a new […]

Small church offers big health ministries

By Kara Witherow, Special Contributor… Scripture recounts dozens of ways that Jesus met people’s needs. He fed more than 5,000 men, women and children on the Sea of Galilee’s shore. He restored blind Bartimaeus’ sight. He healed the invalid at Bethesda. And he ministered to the woman caught in adultery. Through meeting their physical and […]

Kids’ books help fight hunger

By Kara Witherow, Special Contributor… For years, Melanie Brooks often traveled in her job as a healthcare consultant, along with her travel companion Spenser, a three-pound Yorkie. On weekends, the pair would wander and explore the cities and local area, and Ms. Brooks would send funny emails to family members, detailing the adventures. “Over time […]

Bike program helps Georgia community

By Kara Witherow, Special Contributor… MACON, Ga.—Ben Braddy’s dentures were sitting on a laboratory shelf, waiting to be picked up. Problem was, he didn’t have the $70 he needed to finish paying for them. But after fixing seven bikes for the new Centenary Community Bicycle Program, Mr. Braddy has a new smile. Paid $10 for […]