SENT | Klista Bomberger | The MVCS Giving Tree

January 11, 2019

Klista Bomberger heard of a need in her school and came up with an amazing and super inspiring way to meet it: “I was blown away by the number for families that stepped up and took children off the tree. It is so easy to get caught up in the negativity of the world and forget that God is good and he created goodness, love and kindness.”

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SENT | Donuts on the Deck and Driveway | Biels, Shipps, Stermers

November 23, 2018

The Shipps, Biels and Stermers collaborated on a Saturday morning to connect with their neighbors: “A group of neighbors who have lived here for 30+ years reminiscing about raising their kids here and talking about what activities they used to do together. They were so excited that the torch has been lit to do these things once again, even now that their own kids are grown and gone.”

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SENT | Josh & Rachel Bennett | Halloween Potato Party

November 9, 2018

Rachel Bennett shares about how their Halloween Potato Party created space to connect with people in their neighborhood: “We moved into our home almost 2 years ago. Over this time, we have met a few neighbors but haven’t necessarily felt like a community. We wanted to provide an opportunity to bring people together.

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SENT | Brittany Meloni | Engineering Ministries International

October 12, 2018

Brittany Meloni shares about her job at EMI and how she’s connecting with people in her new neighborhood: “I think sometimes we can put a lot of pressure on ourselves to be something we’re not supposed to be. I had to release the idea that God wanted me to do things for Him and really trust that He wanted me to be with Him.

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SENT | Richie Bottinelli | Serving Our Country Overseas

October 5, 2018

Richie Bottinelli shares how the stories of Pulpit Rock Church are changing lives on the other side of the world: “The stories of great men and women in Pulpit Rock, touch the hearts of men and women here and their response is a thirst and hunger to know more.”

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SENT | Josiah Shipp | Bible Study with Friends

September 21, 2018

Josiah Shipp shares how a week at summer camp inspired him to lead his friends: I went to camp with Bible study every day and I liked it and it was fun, so I wanted to do my own. I made this 4-week camp that we started the last Friday of summer.

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SENT | Chris Giovagnoni | 719 Ride and Shield 616 Ride

August 24, 2018

Chris Giovagnoni shares how his cycling event is a way to celebrate the city: “I started associating the 719 Ride idea in my mind with the COS I Love You initiative because I felt like the ride was a way to say that I did indeed love this city.”

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SENT | Bob Waterman | CASA Advocate

August 17, 2018

Bob Waterman shares about serving as a CASA: “I continue to be amazed at how many children are in the custody of the Department of Social Services and to hear of the trauma that so many children have endured. God wants to rescue these children, let them know they are valuable and that He loves them.”

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SENT | James & Beth Shank | 4th of July Block Party

August 10, 2018

James and Beth Shank about their 4th of July neighborhood party: “People are longing for community, but rarely is someone willing to step-out of their comfort zone and approach their neighbors. They want community, they need community, they just do not know how to create community.”

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SENT | Kara Gowler | Teaching in Bolivia

August 3, 2018

Kara Gowler shares about moving to Bolivia to teach: “For the first time in my life, I consider myself planted until God tells me to move. I am ready to dig in and continue to build relationships with the people God puts around me.”

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