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Many Kentucky missionaries still waiting to be ‘adopted’ into decades-old support program

By Marina Shelton Kentucky Today A decades-old program, Adopt-A-Missionary, continues to encourage and uplift Kentucky missionaries, who reported 2,095 professions of faith last year. But many still await adoption, said Teresa Parrett, mission mobilization coordinator for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. 
Adopt-A-Missionary was a program birthed in the early 2000s as “a way for churches to support...

Beth Underwood: Peaceful, quiet morning routine descends into unknown territory of plumbing repairs

I love getting up early to enjoy the peace and quiet of the predawn hours. Just me, alone with my thoughts, while the world around me sleeps. Well except for the cat, who impatiently meows for food from the moment he hears me exit my bedroom. Once he’s taken care of, though, I can settle into my favorite chair with pen, paper and coffee at the ready and enjoy an hour or so of serenity. It’s so...

Thrivent, Habitat partner in ‘Love Your Neighborhood’ project for repairs to 64-year-old Renata Cruz’ home

Thrivent Financial and Lexington Habitat for Humanity partner in a Love Your Neighborhood project to help homeowner Renata Cruz make critical repairs to her home by pairing Lexington Habitat’s Love Your Neighborhood Program and Thrivent Builds Repairs on Thursday at 313 Tulane Drive, Lexington. Lexington Habitat staff and volunteers from Young Realtors of the Bluegrass and Thrivent Financial gathered...