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The Call to Care

The CALL continues to GROW! We are beyond proud that the Christian community continues to support all families that have opened their homes.  With the national average of retention after the 1st year of fostering being 38% remaining open, our 100% status is nothing short of a miracle from above and a testimony to the power of God’s people!  Thank you Lake Valley for…

Garments of Grace

Garments of Grace The little handprints that decorate  the walls of the Cooper-Anthony Mercy Child Advocacy Center give new meaning to being the hands and feet of Jesus. Children from ages one to seventeen, who have been sexually abused, are served by the Advocacy Center. These children often have very little. When they arrive for their first visit, each child is given a…

Kairos Prison Ministry

Kairos Prison Ministry Kairos prison ministry is a remarkable opportunity to become part of a team of Christians, all gathered to fellowship, pray, follow, and share the simple message of the love of Jesus to the incarcerated. As a part of that process, we learn to simply be the tools through which the Holy Spirit will do His work. Our mandate is to listen and love. While…

Families In Addiction

“Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.” Romans 12:12 Families In Addiction is a Christian-based support group for families and friends whose lives have been affected by addiction. It was formed by two couples who have faced the daily struggles associated with having a loved one in addiction. Seeking answers, God placed it on their…

GriefShare

“When it seems that our sorrow is too great to be borne, let us think of the great family of the heavy-hearted into which our grief has given us entrance. And inevitably, we will feel about us their arms, their sympathy and their understanding.” – HELEN KELLER When a loved one dies it forces a re-examination of how we are going to live out the rest of our days…

Beautiful and Believable

Beautiful and Believable… Made to Flourish is a network formed to help pastors understand how to connect faith, work, and economics in a way that will help people live for Christ in every area of their lives. As people begin to connect their work to God’s plan for the world, they begin to flourish and to advance the common good in their own neighborhoods,…

Pray More Team

Pray More Team “Please pray for our cousin to be healed from her cancer.” “Please pray for my classmate because he broke his collarbone.” “Please pray for Jesus to be in my heart this week.” “Praise God. I was sick, but feeling better now.” “Pray for my mom as she starts her new job.” These are prayer requests from our LVCC kids. Out of the mouths of babes come great…

The Call to Foster Care

Now is probably not the best time to ask me to write about the joys and wonders of fostering. I just spent the last fifteen minutes or so trying to get a two year old to understand that screaming and crying are not optimum communication styles. She is not convinced. In fact, she is quite demonstrably adamant that she has it right and I have it wrong. So, fostering can be…

Meet Anna, our Lake Valley Missions Intern

Meet Anna, our Lake Valley Missions Intern My name is Anna and I moved to Hot Springs about a month ago in order to be a missions intern at Lake Valley. Originally, I am from DeKalb, Illinois, and have lived in the Midwest for most of my life. So, the South is a little different from what I am used to, but I am really enjoying it here! Last year, while I was still in…