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A Publication of The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth • 859-873-4481 • www.KyUMH.org

I’m Proud to Say,

I’m One of the Success Stories Misty left a life of violence to find a family that cared.

Chick-fil-A “Knight” Scores Big

Fifth Sunday is

January 29th The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth Serving Children & Youth Since 1871

Better Start Packin’ Our Bags See sneak peek of progress on the new property!


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President/CEO

Rev. Randy Coy

Public Relations

Devon Lindsey devon.lindsey@KyUMH.org The Children’s Voice is published quarterly by The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth (incorporated as The Methodist Home of Kentucky), a ministry of the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church. We serve children and families throughout Kentucky. The Children’s Voice is freely distributed to all interested persons. Contact the Versailles Campus for a FREE subscription or to change an address: info@KyUMH.org or mail to: Versailles Campus P.O. Box 749 Versailles, KY 40383 (859) 873-4481 Mary Kendall Campus 201 Phillips Court Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 683-6481

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Our Belief We believe every individual is an individual of worth, entitled to God's gift of wholeness of life. The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth is accredited through the national Council on Accreditation (COA). We serve persons regardless of race, ethnicity, economic status, sex or religion.

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From the President's Desk By Rev. Randy Coy, President & CEO

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s I sit here and write, it’s just days before Christmas. By the time you read this, the decorations will have been taken down, but the message of Christmas will still be valid. It was my distinct honor and pleasure to be in a recent chapel service with our youth where I read parts of both Matthew’s and Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus. I reminded our young people that there are differences in the two stories. Matthew mentions the Magi, but not the shepherds. Luke speaks of the shepherds, but not Wise men. I don’t believe the stories are in conflict

with each other because they each have a different purpose in writing. Matthew is trying to convince his Jewish audience that Jesus is a king from the line of David. Luke is speaking to a Gentile audience about a Savior who is coming to the common man. The point that I wanted to make with our youth is that, to be certain, celebrating Jesus’ birth brings us together with people that we might not otherwise come to know. There is reason to believe that the Magi were much later in their arrival to Bethlehem than the shepherds. The shepherds where waiting in a field nearby. The journey for the Magi might have taken some time. But even if time separated them, purpose did not. They shared a common goal of witness and praise for a newborn Savior

and King. Christmas, Jesus’ birth, brings us together to celebrate on common ground. In a few short months, the Methodist Home will be on a new property where a new facility will help us better serve our youth. A united purpose of helping others and honoring Christ will bring people together to stand in the same place and tell others how much God loves.

Chick-fil-A Mother-Son Date “Knight” Scores Big By Casey Neely, Development Coordinator

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e want to thank Chick-fil-A of Central Kentucky for choosing us as their official non-profit partner for their Mother-Son Date Knight event. The event took place Sept. 23, 2016 and highlighted a core value of KyUMH CEO Rev. Randy Coy (right) is presented a check for the evening’s family health and togetherness proceeds with Chick-fil-A Area Marketing Director Chris Wilson and the Cow. shared by KyUMH and Chick-fil-A. The night for moms and their sons had an attendance of over 400 and raised $5,500 for our ministry. KyUMH provided event support by processing registrations, publicity and supplying awesome volunteers. Those that attended enjoyed delicious Chick-fil-A food and had great fun with the TapSnap photo booth, a magician, a DJ and special appearances by the Chick-fil-A cows! The night was such a success that we are already planning another Mother-Son Date Knight next fall.

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I’m Proud to Say, I’m One of the Success Stories Misty left a life of violence to find a family that cared.

By Devon Lindsey PR & Communications

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n illuminating fall afternoon welcomed former residents who said a bittersweet goodbye to their childhood home. On Sept. 10, 2016, the final Versailles Campus Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth Annual Day featured its usual silent and live auctions, food and time for fellowship. But this year, the event was a therapeutic

experience for alumni who returned to say farewell. Among the smiling faces in the crowd, was a young woman who found it very difficult to be happy when she first came to KyUMH. Misty came to the Home when she was twelve-years-old with deeply rooted anger. As a child, she witnessed her mother being physically abused by her stepfather on a daily basis. This violent

childhood went on for 10 years before she arrived. ”Needless to say, I was not a happy person. I didn’t like authority figures. I was not excited by any means to be there away from my mom. I was very mean to the staff.” Misty was verbally aggressive and a challenge to everyone who tried to care for her. She was also a danger to herself and others. “They put up with a lot from me, and they kept trying. But, you can’t

help a kid that doesn’t want to be helped.” Despite our initial efforts, Misty continued to spiral out of control. She needed hospitalization and soon found herself moving from placement to placement.Following multiple hospital visits, she went on to live with her father, stepmother and stepbrother. After a short time, Misty’s stepbrother began abusing her. Misty continued on page 7

“To know that I am unconditionally loved is an amazing feeling.”

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Better Start Packin’ Our Bags Relocating to provide the best care possible.

$15 Million Capital Campaign Update By Melinda R. Smith, Vice President of Advancement

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he foundation is laid, the walls are up . . . even the electricity has been installed. The wait is almost over and before you know it, we’ll be moving in (hopefully, Summer 2017). Our new facilities for treating Kentucky’s most vulnerable children will be among the best. The building you see here is a 30,000-squarefoot Family Center that will provide 24/7 care and housing for up to 20 children. Included in the plan is a kitchen, a dining area, therapeutic services offices and a gymnasium. The Capital Campaign to pay for the new property is a $15 million project which we have broken into two phases. Currently, we are seeking donors for the first phase.

Our vision for the property would not be solid without the knowledge that God has His hand on this ministry. Our experiences remind us of how important God is and has been to our success and survival. Just the process of discerning how to move forward has been an exercise of faith. God is bringing the right people at the right time to help us in this forward move. Time and again, former residents have shared how, they discovered the God of love here – and it changed their lives. In addition to the new Family Center, we will offer our Equine Therapy program right on our own campus. The therapeutic benefits of working with such beautiful creatures are the very reason the stables

and paddocks must be established. Studies show that people working with horses experience decreased blood pressure, lower stress levels and reduced feelings of tension, anxiety and anger. In addition, studies show the same people exhibit feelings of self-esteem, empowerment, patience and trust. In a nutshell, isn’t that essentially what we want for all children? When everything is completed, what a blessing it will be and the glory will be God’s! How awesome that soon children who have been dealt the worst hand, will have a chance to be winners. Soon, those

who may not have received the most adequate care, will experience premier care. Soon, those who maybe have been stifled in their education, will be taught by some of the best educators in the state. We have many naming opportunities in our plans. If you would be interested in learning about those opportunities either through your own gift or through a gift from a group, please contact me. Come “Build with Us” and be a part of this dream coming true - a better future for Kentucky children.

Please send me information on PLANNED GIVING OPTIONS Please send info on: ☐ Charitable Annuities ☐ Giving in my Will ☐ New Campus in Nicholasville (our capital

campaign “Build with Us”) Name: Birthdate: Address: City: State and Zip: Phone: E-mail:

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MEMORIALS

Aug. 23 - Dec. 9, 2016 Pat Acke ......................... Carl T. Acke Glenn Armstrong ........... Kenny & Donna Stout Douglas Newell ‘Dougie’ Armstrong, Jr. ................................ Jean D. Sapp Carpenter Ken Arnold ..................... Jean D. Sapp Carpenter Thelma Ashby ................ David J. Ashby David Atwell ................... Munfordville UMCCaregivers SS Class Hattie Baldwin ................ Max & Becky Clayton Charles Ballard .............. Elizabeth H. Ballard Robert H. ‘Bud’ Barton, Sr. ................................ Chris & Wanda Gastiger Carrie & Aaron Beams .. Garnett & Betty Beams Sarah Jane Law Bell ..... Russell Bell C.D & Jeanette Bennett . Tony & Edna Hobbs Dwayne Benson ............. Eric & Robin Patterson Bernice A. Best .............. Alton G. Best Joyce Adams Blair ........ Barry & Karen Bradshaw Helen & David Pendleton Gene & Carol Weddle

Garry Bowman ............... June H. Tunstill John Brassfield ............. Carol & Ken Robey Anna Beth Brisley ......... Charles Brisley Virginia R. Brooks ......... Martha Brooks Mary Ann Brown ............ Carol & Ken Robey Bob Brunst ..................... Barbara Brunst Dr. Jerry Bryson ............ Kevin & Sharon Doan Judelle Burden .............. Jimmy Emmick Lewisport UMC Grace M. Burton ............ Jim & Kaye Burton Irvin A. Burton, Jr. ......... John F. Samuels Everett & Pearl Capps ... Butch & Becky Clayton Boots & Harry Carden ... Tammy Ellis Paul Carpenter ............... Sally Arnold Richard & Shirley Ingram Ed & Mary Varnell Geneva I. Carter ............. Jim & Mary Carter Jeanette Clack ............... Munfordville UMCCaregivers SS Class Brian Cole ...................... Doris Secrest Martha Collins ................ Linda Bendorf

Martha Collins .............. Megan Pizarro Wayne & Ann Copes ..... William A. Kendall, Jr. Harry & Alice Coultas ... Marilyn Logsdon Veva Crace ..................... V.M. Rice Carolyn Cracraft ............ Kay & Mike Watts Edna Cracraft ................ Kay & Mike Watts Stratton ‘Strattie Lou’ Crawford .................... Kim Calender Teresa Jeffrey Cindy Thompson Jim & Alma Creger ........ Noah & Lucille Gregory Dorothy Crisologo ......... Tony & Glenda Jevans Mrs. Bessie Curry .......... George & Carolyn Gupton Johnnie T. Daniels ......... Mr. & Mrs. John R. Hall Inez Hash Joseph & Ronnica Lee Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Luellen Curtis & Margie Scott Carolyn Darling .............. Kenny & Donna Stout Norman Lee Davis ......... Mary A. Davis Fred & Pauline Dougherty .................. Ruthie Maxwell Dwayne .......................... Lair UMC-UMW Nancye W. Early ............ Dr. Jack J. Early

Mary Earlywine .............. Hobie & Rosemary Landon Owen Fielding ................ Jared Mattingly Jim Finley ....................... Donnie & Linda Pogue Joseph ‘Joey’ Fischer ... Edna Boswell Joseph ‘Joey’ Fischer ... Judy Boswell Harold & Anna Louise Franks ........................ Carolyn Thomas Bertha “Bobe” Fultz ...... Linda Browning Jared Mattingly Doug Fuqua ................... Eva Fuqua Clarence Gillespie ......... Gary & Nancy Hill Jimmy Ginter ................. Bob & Susan Butler Cecil Goins ..................... Richard & Beth Fritz Cora Naomi Goodwin .... Owensboro District Office Elsie Gregory ................. Noah & Lucille Gregory Lorraine Gribbens ......... Tony & Glenda Jevans Rev. William R. Hamlett . James & Barbara Hamlett Glenn Hampton .............. Louis S. Buckley, Jr. Will & Ann Osborn Hank Sholar Hugh Kenneth Hardcastle .................. Don & Deloris G. Gaddie Nancy Gerstle Renetta Hardcastle

Christine Hunt Marvin Hunt Pat Hunt Doug & Betty Jean Moseley Elaina Scott Sharon Sprouse Terri Veech Charles & Joan White Donald Snider Hardesty. Minnie H. Collins Finis Hardin .................... Owensboro District Office Rev. J. C. & Mrs. Mamie Harris .......................... Noah & Lucille Gregory Jared Mattingly Delores Harrison ........... Rev. & Mrs. Halqua Wilson James L. Hart ................. Nora E. Pasco Kendra Hatcher .............. Phil & Terri Bradley Alvin A. Hester ............... Phyllis B. Hester Jean Higgins .................. Howard A. Requardt Mr. & Mrs. G. E. Hill ....... Gary & Nancy Hill Lillian ‘Ruth’ Hill ............ Marion UMC Carole Hobbs ................. David Hobbs Mack Holt ....................... Shirley Holt Darrell Howell ................ Bob & Linda Newell Estelle Hughey ............... Marilyn Cooper William Hundley, Sr. ...... Elizabeth T. Hundley

Aryn Jo Hyman .............. Joe & Patti Hyman Terry Isaac ...................... Al Isaac Wendall Jackson ........... Mary J. Petzinger Jerry Johnson ................ Joe & Dorothy England Ron Johnson ................. Joe & Dorothy England Vesper Jones ................. Beatrice G. Meador Charles Joyce ................ Stone’s View UMC Maryland Judy Kendall . William A. Kendall, Jr. Ruth C. Kendall ............. William A. Kendall, Jr. Dixie Kessinger ............. Munfordville UMCCaregivers SS Class Chris Kitchens ............... Elsie Hopper Faye Kreider ................... Ms. Joanne Bootes Bernice Kyle ................... Harry Kyle Jerry LeCompte ............. New Castle UMC Frances T. Lewis ............ Dwight Lewis Barry Lowe ..................... Joe B. Lowe Danny Brian Lowe ......... Jared Mattingly Harry Loy ........................ Nancy D. Loy Albert Mattingly ............. The Jim Mattingly Family Sam G. May .................... Lou May Richardson Raymond McBrayer ....... Gary & Gail Broady

How did KyUMH Impact These Alumni? Shafika rose from poverty to be an incredible nurse, soldier and mother.

Despite a childhood of neglect, Terry now runs his own business.

After years of abuse, Shelby Lynne finally found safety and happiness with her family.

See KyUMH alumni video testimonials at youtube.com/KYMethodistHomes. Bringing Hope... One Child at a Time • Call 859-873-4481

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Phillips Brooks, Jr. Bob & Cheryl Chambless Mary Cohron Steven & Linda Dixon Franklin Bank & Trust Company Kent & Jenna Furlong Scotty & Jill Gregory C. Carroll & Patricia Hildreth David & Linda Howlett Jim & Darlene Johnson Shatana K. Johnson David & Jane King Mike & Judy Lawler Rick & Laurie Tingle T. Kevin White Edward McCoy ............... Earl McCoy Donna McDonald ........... David McDonald Rev. Richard ‘Dick’ McKinsey ................... Phyllis Merryman Peter T. McNeill .............. Anna Lou McNeill Norman & Francis Mefford ....................... Glenda Bloomfield Jeanene Miley ................ Dr. & Mrs. E. Ray Throckmorton Paul & Elaine Miller ....... City of Clarksville Building & Codes Ronald L. Mills ............... Deborah R. Mills Betty Millward ................ Clyde & Linda Nealy Dr. John D. Minton ........ Betty R. Minton Rev. Allen Moran ........... Zelma Moran Susie Moran ................... Zelma Moran

Wilbur ‘W. R.’ Morgan ... Pamela Cheeseman Ellen Napier .................... Kenny & Donna Stout Jane Nichols .................. Munfordville UMCCaregivers SS Class Brent Oaks ..................... Barbara Lamb Sidney C. O’Nan, Sr. ...... Charlotte O’Nan Clement M. Osborne ..... Rachel O. Chipman Kenneth C. Osborne ..... American Tire, Inc. Marilyn Ballard Bardstown UMCBarmethyan Crusaders SS Class Larry & Brenda Bennett Kelly Burns Stan & Ellen Clayton Melvin D. Clifford Russell Crume Vicki Filiatreau Bob & Nadine Hite Kentuckiana Pioneer Power Assn. Franklin P. Lewis Mago Construction Company, LLC Norman & Anna Lee Parrish Bob & JoAnne Riley Mike Rogers Merrylen Sparks Stephanie Yates Berniece C. Parrish ....... John D. Parrish Burreldene Kirtley Pate . Penelope A. Kirtley Matthew Patterson ........ Wayne E. Binkley Emily Page Perkins ....... William R. Broaddus

HONORS

Aug. 23 - Dec. 9, 2016 Albany UMC-Joyful Workers Class............ Leah Schneider Dr. Khalid & Anjum Iqbal............................. Dennis & Dee Dee Faulkner Dr. Thomas Abell............ Dennis & Dee Dee Faulkner 6

Dr. Ben Alderdice........... Dennis & Dee Dee Faulkner Dr. Charlie Becknell........ Dennis & Dee Dee Faulkner Mickey, Pam & Mason Bennett........................ Tony & Edna Hobbs Jess Brewer ................... Pamela Wells

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Florence Gemmell Peterman .................... Rolf & Margaret Ricketts Mr. & Mrs. Eli Peters ..... Mary Thorpe Steve Phillips ................. Brenda Phillips Wallace Phillips ............. Campbellsville 1st UMC Campbellsville 1st UMC-Kerr Fellowship Class Nancy Loyall Ayleen Williams Daniel B. Philpot ............ Danny Philpot Dr. Charles T. Pinkston . Rev. & Mrs. Richard & Virginia Chamberlin Fielder Pitzer, Jr. ............ Margaret C. Smith Rev. William Pope .......... Noah & Faye Logan Viola Powers .................. Dr. Bob Biggin Dr. Tamara Cranfill Dr. Faye Deters Rita Downing First UMC of Lexington Richard & Beth Fritz Michael & Sheila Green Dr. Charles Hausman Dr. Laurence Hayes Paris Jackson, Jr. Kristi Lunceford Dr. Karen Maloley Tom & Joan Moser Diona G. Mullins Wayne & Lisa Oates Sonia Papagan Dr. Norman Powell Lisa Sergent

Dr. Angela Spiers Janey Stotts Dr. Sherwood Thompson Molly Wilkey Ned & Lu-Ann Farrar Mike & Cassandra Hurter Laura P & D Chris Pace James & Julia Ravens .. Cassandra Ravens Rev. Arthur Ray ............. Mary T. Weitkamp Sandy Blanton Rice ...... Opal Elkins Rev. Donald Riggs ......... Ann Riggs Peggy Rodgers .............. Max & Becky Clayton Nancy Rogers ................ Charles T. Rogers Joseph D. ‘Joey’ Roman ........................ Agatha B. Roman Virginia Rose ................. Linda Browning Kendall Beth Royalty .... Rita T. Williams John & Frances Samuels ..................... John F. Samuels James ‘Jim’ Secrest, Sr. ................................ Don & Candy Fitzpatrick Sammye Graven Barbara Lamb Marjorie Miller Iva ‘Fran’ Cooper Sharp . John & Audra Kays Lee & Marie Shipp ......... Teddy & Jewell Blair Orie Simmons ................ Sammye Graven Kent T. Simpson ............ Judy Simpson

Malinda Sosby ............... Cecil Black Bernie Spandler ............. The Boswell Family Bill & Elizabeth Stephens .................... Wayne & Mary Lou Stephens Earl Stephens, Jr. .......... Jared Mattingly Walter Strunk ................. Mildred C. Strunk Ed Syra ........................... William A. Kendall, Jr. Ralph Teague ................. David S. & Donna R. Tate Albert O. Thomas .......... Diana Thomas Mary & Ben A. Thompson, Sr. ........... Elizabeth T. Hundley Rev. J.C, Becky & Jerry Thorpe ........................ Mary Thorpe Joyce Tidwell ................. Chestnut Oak UMC John Trump, MD ............ Robert & Mary Mayfield Jean VanHorn ................ Joe & Emmy Wolfe Elmer & Youtha Vanover ...................... Leonard & Judy Lowery Harry David Varner ........ William A. Kendall, Jr. Rev. Jack R. & Mrs. Sally B. Vibbert .......... The Jack Vibbert Evangelistic Foundation Abigail Volk .................... Marjileen Rowe Sherry Waddell .............. Munfordville UMCCaregivers SS Class

Roy Edward Webster, III ................................. Lena F. Sleamaker Mary B. Weigold ............ Mary Christine Bradburn Delores Ellzey Jeff Petersen Linda M. Roach St. Elizabeth Healthcare-IS Department Betty Westrick ............... Freddie Westrick Terry White ..................... Louanna White Willard White .................. Louanna White Thomas Whitt ................. Anthony & Glenda Jevans Rosalie Whittenberger .. Aaron Whittenberger Mary Lou & Charlie Wilson ........................ Eva Britt Dorothy Pauline Paula Wetzel Winter ............. Rev. & Mrs. Gale Wetzel Jeanette Winters ............ Halqua Wilson Lillian Wolffbrandt ......... George Wolffbrandt Ella Josephine Woody .. Louise Steele Sherry Wurth .................. Jerry & Susan Dowell Joan S. Yeary ................. Harlan UMC Jeff Lunsford Jessie Nell Young .......... Richard B. Young Rev. John R. Young ....... Richard B. Young Victor Young .................. Lewisport UMC

Barby Bricker ................. Margaret Moore Wanda Burchett ............. Isabelle Glascock Rev. Janet & Mr. Tim Carden ........................ Linda H. Walker Amy R. Clark .................. Connie & Sue Ellis Janice Cole..................... Linda H. Walker Dr. Samir Cook................ Dennis & Dee Dee Faulkner Suzanne B. Coonen ...... Elizabeth B. Magner

Rev. Randy Coy ............. Terry & Rita Carpenter Rev. Donald L. Craig .... Barbara Denham Kit Devine........................ Dave & Beth Eberenz Sharon R. Evans ............ Dr. & Mrs. E. Ray Throckmorton Wes Farmer .................... Alan Sutherland Betty Jo Fisher .............. Joy C. Alexander Kenny & Donna Stout Steve & Connie French.. Dave & Beth Eberenz

Rev. Paul & Mrs. Ellen Fryman ....................... Dan & Glenna Burton Henrietta Hardin ............ Sallie Stebleton Virginia L. Harrod .......... Barbara H. Harrod Jack Hart......................... Miles Hart Rev. & Mrs. Charles Hatfield ....................... Karen Hart Dottie Jacavino .............. Sonja Gordon Alice Marie Johnson...... Helena Kruer

Magdy El Kalliny, MD..... Dennis & Dee Dee Faulkner Sandra Kelly ................... Munfordville/Mt. Beulah UMW Helena Kruer................... Alice M. Johnson KYUMH Next Step Team ........................... Adventure Serve Ministries of Wilmore Dr. John Loof.................. Dennis & Dee Dee Faulkner

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Mary Beth Lutz................ Pat Bloom Fellowship Group Margorie Maddox ........... Phyllis Merryman Rev. Donald Merricks .... Arthur Fleser Bill & Marsha Metzger.... Dave & Beth Eberenz Dwayne & Pat Miksch ... James & Linda Scott Amr El Naggar, MD......... Dennis & Dee Dee Faulkner Dr. Matthew Nicholls...... Dennis & Dee Dee Faulkner Rick & Jennie Norris...... Dave & Beth Eberenz Wayne Oates .................. 1st UMC Lexington

Rev. Eric Patterson ....... Bob Butler Betty Jane Perkins Pitzer .......................... Margaret C. Smith John Poe ........................ Bardstown UMCWesleyan Circle UMW Rev. Mike Powers........... Linda Gayheart Dr. Mike & Sherry Powers ....................... Rev. Richard & Virginia K. Chamberlin Cordelia B. Roberts ....... James R. & Anne B. Roberts Rev. Kenny & Mrs. Betty Rogers............... Raybon & Kim Crump

Misty continued from page 4 “I was so scared. When I finally told my dad and stepmother what was going on, I was the one they blamed.” Misty told her social worker she wanted to go back to KyUMH because she knew the staff cared about

Scottsville UMCWinsome Seekers Circle .......................... Barbara Lamb Dr. Greg Sherry............... Dennis & Dee Dee Faulkner Virginia Shockley .......... Barbara Lamb Rev. Peggy Smith .......... Carol I. James Glenn & Charlotte Sowards ..................... Butch & Becky Clayton Olivia T ........................... Adventure Serve Ministries of Wilmore Bonnie Taylor ................. Larry K. Taylor

her there and she felt she was ready to succeed. “I remember one of the staff saying, ‘we will never give up on you, no matter how much you try to push us away.’ It finally hit me – they really did care.” Upon returning to us, Misty not only experienced emotional healing, but spiritual as well. She

The Gene Keyse Family ......................... Terry & Bobbie Gail Pullen Dr. & Mrs. E. Ray Throckmorton............. Betty Jane Perkins Pitzer Dr. Tim Tohill................... Dennis & Dee Dee Faulkner Dr. Danny Whitley........... Dennis & Dee Dee Faulkner Rev. Dr. Howard Willen . Herb Fetty 1st UMC HopkinsvilleFriendship Class

Keith Willis ..................... Alan Sutherland Leonard R. Worthen....... David Worthen KYUMH Maintenance Staff............................. Gary & Leslie Hackney Ryan Patterson............... Linda Miller Jamie Beard.................... Linda Miller

BIRTHDAYS

WEDDINGS Shelly Akin & David Gordon........................ Pat Cecil

ANNIVERSARIES Rodney & Betty Polk (50 years).................... Trudy Smith

BIRTHDAYS IN HEAVEN

Rosemary T. Best........... Ellen Ball (90-years-old). David Best Richard & Virginia John T. Best................. Chamberlin Jennifer Best-Brown Anita Curtis..................... Nina Perkinson............... Betty Jane Pitzer Glen & Pam Perkinson

attended chapel and learned that God loved her no matter what. “To know that I am unconditionally loved is an amazing feeling. He is the One I can always count on.” Misty graduated our program and is now married, employed as a pediatric medical assistant and couldn’t be happier.

“I learned that with God, anything is possible. If I believe and have faith, He will get me through any difficult time. I couldn’t ask for more. I am blessed.”

THANK YOU FOR YOUR

GIVING SPIRIT! Ladies from the Brown Bag lunch small group at Wesleyan Heights UMC brought the stuffed animals they purchased to give to the kids for Christmas.

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Children's Voice January 2017 Edition  

Read how Misty rose from a life of violence and hurt to healing and love for the Lord in this edition of The Children's Voice.

Children's Voice January 2017 Edition  

Read how Misty rose from a life of violence and hurt to healing and love for the Lord in this edition of The Children's Voice.

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