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The Highlight of the Week

[Editor’s Note: Last week, several high school students from Floris UMC were in Memphis, TN with an organization called Service Over Self (SOS). While in Memphis, they participated in inner city mission work such as working on homes, serving at soup kitchens and helping out at food banks. This week we are sharing some of the stories from students who participated in this trip.] It has been an incredible week in Memphis. It has blessed me so much to watch our students grow. They have found deeper relationships with each ... Read More »

Twenty Things I Learned in Memphis

[Editor’s Note: Last week, several high school students from Floris UMC were in Memphis, TN with an organization called Service Over Self (SOS). While in Memphis, they participated in inner city mission work such as working on homes, serving at soup kitchens and helping out at food banks. This week we are sharing some of the stories from students who participated in this trip.] Twenty Things I Learned in Memphis You are significant in God’s eyes. Team work makes the dream work. God’s power is made perfect in our weakness. ... Read More »

Becoming Less

[Editor’s Note: This week, several high school students from Floris UMC are in Memphis, TN with an organization called Service Over Self (SOS). While in Memphis, they will be doing inner city mission work such as working on homes, serving at soup kitchens and helping out at food banks. This week we are sharing some of the stories from students participating in this trip.] Today I was woken up at 6:30 by the song Sweet Home Alabama being blasted through the halls. After a breakfast of sausage, potatoes and peppers, ... Read More »

Serving God on a Roof

[Editor’s Note: This week, several high school students from Floris UMC are in Memphis, TN with an organization called Service Over Self (SOS). While in Memphis, they will be doing inner city mission work such as working on homes, serving at soup kitchens and helping out at food banks. This week we are sharing some of the stories from students participation in this trip.] Today was our first full day in Memphis, and my group was very blessed to work on the home of Mrs. Rosa. Mrs. Rosa is a ... Read More »

Maternal Health

Occasionally at my health center, I work in the VCT department. This acronym stands for Voluntary Counseling and Testing and deals exclusively with people who want to be tested for HIV/AIDS. Normally there are a few people who come in, some with stories, most silently, and almost all testing negative. However, occasionally you get someone who really makes a huge impact on your life; Emmaculee was that person for me. I was running late so I slipped into the consultation room, ready to help the first patient (normally we have ... Read More »

Believing in the End by Susan Ward

About a year ago, I heard a surprising statistic: extreme poverty has been cut in half in the past 20 years. If we continue on this trend, we can reduce the number of people living in extreme poverty to almost zero by they year 2030. A few weeks ago, I watched a TED talk by Bono where he presented the same information. Just last week, the President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, also called for an end to extreme poverty by 2030. These declarations have not come without ... Read More »

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