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|Monday, September 10, 2012|
"People ask me sometimes, 'Do you think you are making a difference, Kay?' I think I am; I hope I am. I've given six years of my life to (Uhekule) village." - Kay Oursler on building an orphanage in Tanzania.
Grandmother builds orphanage in Africa
UHEKULE, Tanzania (UMNS) - Kay Oursler could have retired comfortably back in Hot Springs Village, Ark., near her biological children and grandchildren. But retirement would not be much of a mission for Oursler - certainly not like starting an orphanage in a small African village.
Maryland D.S. takes prayer bike tour
FRIENDSHIP, Md. (UMNS) - "The church needs to engage itself &ellipsis; to meet people where they are," said the Rev. Evan Young, newly appointed superintendent of the three-county United Methodist Annapolis District, Baltimore-Washington Annual (regional) Conference. Young set out on a bicycle to do just that.
New pastor also new football coach
ROCHESTER, N.H. (UMNS) - First United Methodist Church got a new pastor and Spaulding High School appointed a new assistant football coach, reports Foster's Daily Democrat. The pastor and the coach are one and the same.
Wooden bank helps tell Florida church's story
PALM BEACH, Fla. (UMNS) - Little things can speak volumes about history, notes Eliot Kleinberg in the Palm Beach Post. He writes about a little wooden coin box shaped like a house that was distributed to members of a United Methodist congregation in Lake Worth to raise money for a 1916-1917 building project.
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