Lay Your Burdens Down

Cynthia remembers the first time she read about Jesus. It was in the pages of her mother’s small Good News for Modern Man new testament.  She liked  the “Jesus” she read about and wanted to know Him. That brief introduction  to Jesus stayed with her through years of domestic abuse and alcoholism until she  finally […]

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Redirected and Restored

Murray is from the San Francisco Bay area. He had a successful career, was a skilled carpenter and owned a business.  In 2008 Murray and his wife divorced.  That same year the financial crash wiped out his business, his savings and his retirement. He lost everything, including his faith. “I felt spiritually empty.”  Murray had […]

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Everyone Thought She Was Okay

Alcohol wasn’t a problem for Susan, or so she thought. She was determined not to follow in the footsteps of her parents who were alcoholics. When Susan was fifteen years old, her mother left. That’s when her father started drinking heavily.  He was jailed after a fourth D.U.I arrest. Susan wanted to keep herself and […]

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Samaritan Care Back to School Picnic

The Samaritan Care (first annual) Back to School Picnic was held on August 14 and it was a smashing success! Crafts, games, food, snow cones and face-painting were all part of the festivities. Many thanks to the volunteers who helped with the fun and distributed back packs to 27 families and their children. A total […]

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