Prostitutes, Addicts, Prayers and Dreams: Making the Broken Holy

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“We made ourselves available in the corners and the crevices and the dark places in the middle of the night.” That’s how Matthew Barnett and 600 volunteers celebrated his 19th anniversary as the pastor of Bethel Temple in Los Angeles’ Skid Row – and his work as founder of the Dream Center, which reaches more [Read More...]

He Had Every Right Not to Be Happy, But He Was Happy All the Time

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Though born with cerebral palsy along with minimal hearing and vision, Noah Voelker of Gainesville, Florida, always enjoyed being outdoors and in the company of other people. Since there weren’t many opportunities for recreation for the disabled in his area, his parents created “Endeavor Recreation.” This charity, now called “Noah’s Endeavor,” allowed Noah and other [Read More...]

She Was a Doozy

Mary-Mulholland

The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: If she had done nothing more than run the Dope Open, that would have been plenty. Her name is Mary Mulholland, and the Dope Open, which she started in 1968, went on for 42 years and was easily the most successful charity golf tournament in [Read More...]

Love Turns Despair Into Hope: The LaHood Family’s Ministry to Disabled Children

Dan and Cubby LaHood with children at St. Joseph's House (via Bethesda Magazine)

When Dan LaHood was in second grade at St. John Baptist De La Salle grammar school in Chillum, Maryland, God was already planting seeds for his future. Dan’s teacher chose him to be the companion of a student named Danny Alexander, who had muscular dystrophy. Though Dan was supposed to be Danny’s helper, the opposite [Read More...]


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