‘One big happy memory’ — 25 Years of JCM

When the Lord inspired volunteers in the greater La Crosse and Onalaska area of Wisconsin to start a Jesus Cares Ministries (JCM) program, He provided all the things they needed to make the special needs ministry a reality — teachers, supplies, facilities, a bus to carry students.

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Texas vacation is once-in-a-lifetime trip for Hope residents

With help from team members at Hope Residence where he lives, Jim finally got to see Texas last fall after many years of dreaming. Planning for the trip started as a way to help Jim through surgery and recovery earlier in the year.

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Nurse from The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine goes to camp

Jane Glende is a busy nurse, wife and mother who spends her days helping older adults at The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine. Her work has a predictable rhythm far removed from the lively atmosphere of a camp, but Jane happily pitched in at the Joy in Jesus retreat at Green Lake Bible Camp near Spicer, Minn. The annual camp-style retreats for people with developmental disabilities are hosted by Jesus Cares Ministries (JCM) and the WELS Minnesota District Special Ministries.

“I decided to do it because it’s a completely different scope than what we have at the skilled nursing facility,” Jane said.

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JCM consultant spends time cheering and volunteering at Special Olympics

A Special Olympics bocce ball tournament in Olivia, Minn., this weekend showcased the talents of many Jesus Cares Ministries (JCM) participants. And JCM consultant Julie Luetke was there to cheer them on from the sidelines, while volunteering. Julie lives in Olivia and serves JC M programs in Minnesota and North and South Dakota.

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Celebrating Abilities, Not Disabilities

Hope residents look forward to participating in various Special Olympics sports and activities every season.

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Receiving the Lord’s Supper for the First Time

 

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