• LW Smith named chair of Strength for Service Board

    October 15th, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.––L.W. Smith, a Vietnam veteran and the leading supporter of a historic book of daily devotions for the U.S. military, was elected chairman of the newly organized non-denominational Strength for Service Board of Directors, meeting Sept. 26-27 in Nashville. Smith was the obvious choice to lead efforts to provide two books of daily … read more

  • EMS veteran serves as scouting ministry specialist

    October 15th, 2014

    Joseph Chandler at an Order of the Arrow event BEECH ISLAND, S.C.––Joseph Chandler, a 34-year veteran in emergency services, an Eagle Scout, and a district Scout executive, now serves as a scouting ministry specialist. Following his retirement from the Fire Department of the Savannah River Department of Energy and while seeking a way … read more

  • Mission team witnesses miracle of children hearing for the first time

    October 14th, 2014

    Gil Hanke meets with Joulie who had just been fit with new hearing aids from Hear the World Foundation. PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti––It’s a miracle of biblical proportions, says Gil Hanke, top staff executive of the General Commission on UM Men. During the week of Oct. 6, a six-member Hope of Hearing mission team tested 351 children and … read more

  • Society of St. Andrew saves 19 million pounds of food in eight months

    September 11th, 2014

    BIG ISLAND, Va.––in the first eight months of 2014, volunteers with the Society of St. Andrew saved 12 million pounds of food through gleaning efforts. The agency also led efforts to save seven million pounds of produce through potato drops. A total of 3,130 events involving 15,802 volunteers resulted in 19 million pounds of food providing… read more