The Grand Mother

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When Sandra Viena, a 70-something year old grandmother in inner-city Detroit, decided she wanted to adopt two special needs children, everyone said she was crazy. Fortunately, Sandra Viena never cared much about what other people said. This is a story about foster care and adoption and about how the Viena family came to be a part of God’s family. Go to SendRelief.org/foster-care-adoption to learn how you and your church can reach out to people whose homes and lives have been upended in a disaster.

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The Age of Coronavirus, Part Six

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One month ago, Lexie Green began recording a daily video journal to help her cope with her job as an ICU nurse at a New Orleans hospital. In this episode of Stories of Hope, here what happened when Lexie, a former Send Relief Gen Send missionary, decided to share her private diary with the rest of the world. And then, Bryant Wright was named as the new president of Send Relief just days before COVID-19 changed the world. He’ll share what he’s learned in the last two months about what churches can do, and are doing, to meet needs and share Christ. Go to SendRelief.org to learn more about how you and your church can tangibly share the love and hope of Christ with people whose lives have been affected by coronavirus.

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The Age of Coronavirus, Part Five

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In communities where people were already struggling with the basics of life, what does sending relief look like In the age of coronavirus? In this special episode of Stories of Hope, hear how missionaries at Send Relief ministry centers are bravely and creatively loving their neighbors. Go to SendRelief.org to learn more about how you and your church can tangibly share the love and hope of Christ with people whose lives have been affected by coronavirus.

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The Age of Coronavirus, Part Four

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Everyone can do something, even now. On this special episode of Stories of Hope, hear how coronavirus quarantines have created a unique and unexpected ministry opportunity for a violinist in New Orleans. Then, there’s an important first step you should take if you want to help people who’re hurting and stressed because of COVID-19. Send Relief missionaries Taylor Field and Andrew Mann talk about a starting point for ministry that many people overlook. Go to SendRelief.org to learn more about how you and your church can tangibly share the love and hope of Christ with people whose lives have been affected by coronavirus.

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The Age of Coronavirus, Part Three

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For many churches, COVID-19 is not just a health crisis. It’s a financial one as well. One small Georgia congregation has taken drastic steps to help other churches survive the age of coronavirus. Hear their story in this special episode of Stories of Hope. Then, get practical, expert advice from Send Relief missionaries Taylor Field and Andrew Mann about how you can share the love of Christ with people living on the streets, even in a time like this.   Go to SendRelief.org to learn more about how you and your church can tangibly share the love and hope of Christ with people whose lives have been affected by coronavirus.

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The Age of Coronavirus, Part Two

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Three weeks ago, your life was probably normal. Today, it’s probably not. In this special episode of Stories of Hope, hear how two churches bravely and creatively stepped into worlds turned upside down by COVID-19. Go to SendRelief.org to learn how you and your church can tangibly share the love and hope of Christ with people whose lives have been affected by the coronavirus.

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The Age of Coronavirus, Part One

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Coronavirus has come and now nothing is as it was. In this special episode of Stories of Hope, hear how God has miraculously opened doors for a group of churches in Southern California to creatively love their most vulnerable neighbors. And then get practical, expert advice on how you and your church can share the love and hope of Christ with a frightened and stressed-out world. Go to SendRelief.org to learn more about how you and your church can tangibly share the love and hope of Christ with people whose lives have been affected by coronavirus.

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The Kid with the Whistle

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German is ten years old and he can tell you exactly where his family keeps their whistle. For children in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the family whistle has become an important survival tool. This is a story about a powerful earthquake and even more powerful friendship that came out of that disaster between German and a Send Relief volunteer. The hurricanes and earthquakes that have hit Puerto Rico have created ministry opportunities for every kind of church and every kind of believer. To see how you can meet needs and change lives there, go to SendRelief.org.

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What Happened on Mount Washington

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Mary Anne Kramer tried. She’d lost most everything she owned, so she had no choice. Mary Anne reached out to anyone in Pittsburgh who she thought might be able to help her get back on her feet. No one replied. This is the story about Mary Anne’s call for help and what happened when someone finally answered. There are hurting people just like Mary Anne in your community. Find out how you can help provide the basics of life and build witnessing relationships with them at SendRelief.org.

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Signs of an Average Woman

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Phyllis Harbaugh was just average. But then God introduced her to deaf Iraqi refugees who were moving into her suburban Detroit community. In this episode of Stories of Hope, see what happened when a regular, everyday housewife was asked to do a job no one anywhere anytime had ever tried to do. Find out how you can serve refugees and internationals at SendRelief.org.

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