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Helping Spreads Hope

September 27, 2010

Late this summer I had the opportunity to join 49 other members from Springhill Baptist Church on a mission trip to Gary, West Virginia. We completed home improvements and led a Vacation Bible school. We were blessed to have many skilled craftsmen with us to lead the 6 construction teams which served 6 families. Our work ranged from painting, laying flooring, and patching holes in walls to adding/completing additions including roofing, insulation, sheetrock, electrical, and siding.

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Back to School

August 31, 2010

It is that time of year for Back to School shopping! This time of year was always my favorite, second only to Christmas. I love new school supplies and all the options that came with picking my new backpack, lunch box, trapper keeper, and pencil collection. Sadly, for many kids this time of year can be painful and embarrassing. Some kids may not be able to afford school supplies at all. I imagine the first day of school would be hard and scary knowing you don’t possess the tools to succeed in the classroom.

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Tenderheartedness that Heals

August 5, 2010

Grandchildren are precious gifts from God. They have the special ability to wipe away the pain that can take residence in one’s heart and replace it with joy. My grandchildren can easily brighten my day with their unconditional love and silly antics.

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Blood Drive

July 20, 2010 

The Blood Connection wheeled its “Blood Vessel” into the Greenville pipe yard for an afternoon last week. 

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Camp Providence

July 15, 2010

This summer my family and I were able to volunteer at Camp Providence again.  Camp Providence gives kids who cannot afford to go to camp, the experience of camp as well as the opportunity to hear the Gospel.  It is very important that we reach the young people with the message of Jesus Christ’s redemptive power and love.  Most of these young people have already been introduced to street gangs.  The kids all seem to be looking for the same thing, someone who will love and accept them unconditionally.  This camp does just that, it treats everyone the same regardless of who they are.  It should be an example to us all.

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Josh Worley Golf Tournament

July 13, 2010

The 2nd Annual Josh Worley Benefit Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, July 10th at Hejaz Golf Club in Mauldin, SC. 

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Give Blood. Save Your Life.

July 12, 2010 

Recent studies show that giving blood regularly could perhaps increase your life expectancy. 

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Community Involvement

June 16, 2010

Eastern Associates across the Southeast get involved in organizations to make a difference.  These are examples of how Eastern Cares in our Communities.

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Update – Josh Worley

June 4, 2010

On June 3rd, Greenville Associates presented Josh Worley with a basket of goodies for which they had collected donations.  Josh was the Branch 1 UPS driver until he was diagnosed with Stage 4 – Pancreatic Cancer.  He still visits our Greenville location once a month as he has developed close friendships with many of the Associates.

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Funny Thing About Human Nature

June 3, 2010

When I am working with someone on financial and other life issues, I often learn more about myself than I do about that person. One of the most interesting things I’ve learned about us has to do with how we choose to respond to a problem we’re facing. Usually, one of two crises bring us to the moment of a decision to act.  Either we have dug a hole so deep that we can’t see hope for a way out, or our circumstances dramatically and suddenly cost us something that we held dear.

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