Jesus will wake us up and welcome us into heaven

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9.)

Jesus Cares Ministries shares God’s Word with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and communities. 

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Building relationship with therapy dogs

Participants in the Jesus Cares Ministry (JCM) program at the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manassas, Virginia, often look forward to the end of their meetings.

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Navy and Air Force band veteran resides at Wellhaven

Bob McLawhorn wasn’t thinking about much when he made the decision to join the armed forces.

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One life forever changed

One small delay may have changed Joe Darcey’s life—forever. Joe was drafted by the United States Army in 1943. But on his way to begin training, he was delayed by the flu.

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“His mercy endures forever"

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His mercy endures forever. (Psalm 136:1)

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A night out on the town

More than a dozen residents from The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine enjoyed a night out during the National Night Out event hosted by the Belle Plaine Police Department in August. National Night Out is celebrated by police departments across the nation and is a unique crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

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New leadership on campus

The Lutheran Home Association recently welcomed Jacqueline E.M. Grimm as its new executive administrator for The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine campus. Ms. Grimm will oversee Kingsway Retirement Living, Boessling Lutheran Village Apartments and The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine.

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Saluting our veterans

She bent down and whispered in his ear, “Thank you for your service!” while securing an American flag pin onto his shirt. This motion was repeated almost 30 times as The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine team members Kari, Emily and Sam recognized resident veterans during a Veteran’s Day program held on Nov. 12.

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Hope Residence provides ‘best experience’

Since adopting their daughter Desiree when she was two years old, Leona and Paul DeVlaeminck have always wanted the best for her.

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Experiencing the “Great Minnesota Get Together”

More than 30 residents and team members attended the Minnesota State Fair in August. Each day was different depending on what residents wanted to see. Highlights include walking through Birth Center, birthplace of 200 calves, lambs, goats and piglets during the fair; watching the daily parade, winning prizes in the midway, enjoying a few rides and sharing Sweet Martha’s cookies. 

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