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Week 15: Earthquake on the Mission Field

Week 15: Earthquake on the Mission Field

Everybody knows that Haiti recently was devastated by an earthquake. However, for the most part, they weren’t there when it struck. The man I met with today, Lloyd Frazier, was. This is the story of what happened; but first, let me give you some background. Mr. Frazier was born in 1935, as the fourth child of twelve. He was extremely shy as a child, so shy that he failed English as a freshman in high … Read entire article »

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Three Simple Words

Three Simple Words

My youngest was playing in the living room a few minutes ago.  I called his name, got his attention and simply said, “I love you.”  He looked at me, smiled and continued his playing. Have I changed his day for the better?  Some would say no, others yes.  I prefer to step back and ask, “Have I set a pattern to change his LIFE for the better?”  That is the key in remembering to tell your … Read entire article »

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Week 14: Seeds of Wisdom

Week 14: Seeds of Wisdom

I really don’t like working in our garden. I just don’t. So if you told me that I would be planting a garden all day, the normal thought would be that I wouldn’t like it. But despite all that, I immensely enjoyed my day of planting a garden at the house of John P. Thompson, a.k.a. Granddaddy. When dad and I arrived, the temperature was around 55˚Fahrenheit, so Granddaddy tried to wait until it climbed … Read entire article »

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Week 12: Therapists and Battle Rifles

Week 12: Therapists and Battle Rifles

What do you get when you cross an OT with an M-16? No, the answer is not a bunch of gobbledy-goop letters, it’s my day with David Cobb. In case you don’t know, O.T. stands for Occupational Therapist, a person who travels to elderly people’s houses making sure their house is safe and that they are able to live by themselves instead of in a nursing home. If you don’t mind visiting other houses on … Read entire article »

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Week 13: Learning To Trust In God

Week 13: Learning To Trust In God

Back in the mid-twentieth century, almost nobody owned a PhD. It just wasn’t cool. People especially didn’t earn a degree like that and then go out on the mission field. However, that is exactly what Doctor James Beaty did, and he was the person with which I happened to be meeting with today. I was deposited at Dr. Beaty’s house around nine, and then he began to tell me his life story: a tale of trusting … Read entire article »

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John Thompson

John Thompson, Jr. has been married to Naomi for 51 years.  Retired, he loves gardening and spending time with his family of four children,  eight grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. Education:  2 years at Lee College/Associate of Arts Degree Professional Experience: Farmed in Statesboro, GA Two years in the U. S. Army in Fort Jackson, S. C. Two years drove my dump truck in Savannah, GA hauling asphalt, sand, etc. Worked  four years at Ga. Shoe Factory in Buford, GA Seventeen years in bookkeeping at M & J Supermarkets in Chattanooga, TN Twenty years custodial work at Rossville, GA schools Community Involvement:  Have attended Republican meetings–local, district and State. Your local church:  City Church of Chattanooga Place of service in church:  Over the years I have served on the church council, served 12 years as church clerk, 8 years in the bus ministry, … Read entire article »

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