Marine Corps veteran joins team at Kingsway

Grace Miner knew at age 17 she wanted to join the United State Marine Corps. She became interested in joining the armed forces due to a friend who was joining the United States Air Force.

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Experience the world: Army veteran resides at The Lutheran Home

Charles “Charlie” Crandall lives in Special Care Residence at The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine. The walls of his room are decorated to show off his military history. 

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Location, location, location: Considering the JCM class site

Most things about the Jesus Cares Ministries (JCM) program of Faith Lutheran Church in Black River Falls, Wis., are pretty typical. But there is one thing that is different and it may be the future of JCM.

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St. Michael’s resident honored for military service

Awards and newspapers articles honoring Edward Schaefer’s military experience fill the walls of his room at St. Michael’s Assisted Living in Fountain City, WI. Edward, who turned 97 on January 5, served in the United States Army for seven years. He spent his military career working as a mechanic in North Africa, near the Mediterranean Sea, during World War II.

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Life lessons learned through military service

Bill Wojchik learned important life lessons while serving our country. Bill, currently a maintenance team member at St. Michael’s Assisted Living in Fountain City, WI, joined in the United States Marine Corps in 1968.

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Sharing Jesus with those with special needs

For more than four years, Jesus Cares Ministries (JCM), along with ministry partner Kingdom Workers, have worked to create a global disability ministry in Malawi, Africa, to share Jesus with individuals with disabilities and to educate parents and caregivers about how to improve the strength and physical health of children with special needs.

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Donated ice cream machine provides tasty treats for all

When planning a team member appreciation event to be held in July, there is one easy thing to do to ensure success—serve ice cream. With this in mind, Kingsway Retirement Living (Belle Plaine, MN) maintenance team member, Tom Meger, began to explore options to be able to host an ice cream sundae bar.

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An impact greater than one gift

“Everyone is different, but we are all made in God’s image. Everyone is very important to God. The poor, sick, elderly, unborn, and disabled are a little different than us, but they deserve to be treated with love and kindness.”—Lauren Miriovsky.

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Blessed Be Her Memory

On April 21, 1926, a baby girl was born in London, England. Her parents named her Elizabeth. We know her as Queen Elizabeth. The next day, a baby girl was born on a farm near New Ulm, MN. Her parents named her Deloris. These two girls grew up during the Great Depression. Both saw family members leave to fight in wars, watched the moon landing, saw how television and computers changed the world. The similarities end there.

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Q & A: Living within our faith

Several retired Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) pastors found a home at Heritage Homes in Watertown, WI.Watertown is currently home to Luther Preparatory School, which educates young men and women in the Lutheran faith and prepares them for full time ministry in the WELS church.

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