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Apr 30, 2019, 11:24 AM
Acting out everyday situations set the scene for the audience to get involved, encouraging positive interactions among children, parents, and teachers—both on stage and in real life.
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Apr 28, 2019, 10:31 AM
Throughout this Lent season, IOCC has brought you weekly staff reflections on service and special Lenten recipes. If you missed ...
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Apr 19, 2019, 10:21 AM
Service can be a smile, a favor, a hygiene kit, a hot meal, advice—I feel inclined to serve others because the word itself cannot be defined by one single thing. A simple thank you ...
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Apr 12, 2019, 10:11 AM
In my years at IOCC, I’ve personally met scores of people whose world has fallen apart—through natural disasters and through disasters made by man. Family, home, job, savings, ...
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Apr 10, 2019, 9:16 AM
What comes to mind when you hear the word wheelchair? Do you picture a pale-blueish seat and handles with spidery, sliver-spoked wheels like the one you saw in the hospital that one time? That's not the kind of wheelchair 47-year-old Bishash needed ...
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Apr 5, 2019, 10:02 AM
Growing up, I was involved in every aspect of Church life—youth groups, choir, oratorical contests—but it wasn’t until I was 16 and attended an Orthodox summer camp in Greece ...
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Mar 29, 2019, 8:13 AM
I was living abroad in the mid-1980s, when there was a terrible famine in my home country, Ethiopia. My dad worked for the UN’s World Food Program, and we lived in Haiti and Jamaica while I was in high school. During ...
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Mar 22, 2019, 7:56 AM
A young man once came to work for IOCC from a simple peasant family. He knew what it was to be poor and was determined to help others. He thought ...
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Mar 18, 2019, 9:38 AM
Can't get enough of brussels sprouts? Try this delicious Date-Glazed Brussels Sprouts recipe by Angela during Lent!
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Mar 15, 2019, 1:45 AM
Service to me means working for the Kingdom of God whenever and wherever I am needed. My role as a servant is ever changing, always challenging, and forever rewarding. Service at its best always ...