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So Grateful AS NOVEMBER BEGINS, WE’RE EAGERLY AWAITING THE APPROACH OF THANKSGIVING, THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND TIME SPENT WITH OUR LOVED ONES. The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection as the winter chill sets in and we retreat to the warmth of our homes. We hope you enjoy this “Thankful” issue, remembering and reflecting upon the accomplishment of months past, thinking of the people, experiences and things we’ve been blessed with in the last year.

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share it with us all. We hope that as you read this issue, you—like us—find inspiration in the lives and experiences of your neighbors and the connections that have been made.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE NOVEMBER 2019

FEATURES 14 Great Grandma Alta Nova’s Chess Pie A Thanksgiving Tradition from the Ames Family

16 New Season, New Reasons to Get Outdoors Embrace the End of Fall and Get Ready for Winter Sports

20 Chains of Inspiration Trace the Links That Connect One Inspiring Person to the Next

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26 Give Your Kids a Taste of Culture Family Mealtime Adventures

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16 20 DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

10

Around Town

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Culinary Creations

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Water & Woods

30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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The cubs were set to be named by the winner of an auction at Zoobilee, Zoo Boise’s annual gala.

BOISE AIRPORT GOES VIRTUAL Kids with autism have a new tool in their belt to help when traveling through Boise Airport. Boise State University students collaborated with airport employees to create a real-life airport experience. The students, through BSU’s Games, Interactive Media and Mobile (GIMM) Lab WorkStudy program, were responsible for scripting, filming and editing the VR program. Users can simulate everything from checking luggage and passing through the security checkpoint to boarding an aircraft. “We understand the airport has a lot of moving parts and can be a daunting experience for some children on the autism spectrum,” says Airport Director Rebecca Hupp. “We want to take the surprise element out of the equation for families traveling with children for the first time.” The experience is available for download at GimmWorks.itch.io/ VR-Airport-Tour and during VR

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AROUND TOWN

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CULINARY CREATIONS

GREAT GRANDMA ALTA NOVA’S CHESS PIE

A THANKSGIVING TRADITION FROM THE AMES FAMILY

MY GRANDMA ALTA NEAL WAS WELL-KNOWN FOR HER LOVE OF ENTERTAINING. The more people she could feed under her roof, the happier she was. She baked for weeks prior to every Thanksgiving. Cookies, bars and pies filled dozens of tins, Tupperware, and movie

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reel cans on her glass-enclosed deck. The deck became a sort of holiday “treat room” and every kid’s dream! My brother and I would open each container to discover what was hidden inside. The film cans held pies of several varieties that changed from year to year. The only constant was Chess Pie. Grandma baked Great-Grandma Nova’s  Chess Pie every Thanksgiving my whole life. It was a family favorite. Great Grandma Alta’s recipe has been handed down for generations. I’m sure the Altas are  smiling as I share it now. Happy Thanksgiving!

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WATER & WOODS

new season new reason to Get Outdoors EMBRACE THE END OF FALL AND GET READY FOR WINTER SPORTS

ARTICLE ROGER PHILLIPS

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PART OF THE BEAUTY OF BEING AN OUTDOORS PERSON LIVING IN A FOUR-SEASON TOWN IS YOU’RE ALWAYS ENDING ONE SEASON AND PREPARING FOR THE NEXT, AND NOVEMBER IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF THAT. You never really know what you’re going to get. You could be hiking or mountain biking in the Foothills in a T-shirt or carving the first powder turns of the ski season at Bogus Basin or another Idaho ski resort. It’s ‘tween season when the weather can take wild swings from day to day, or by location. November temperatures may be pretty mild in the Treasure Valley weather bubble, but go up in elevation, and things are likely to get colder, wetter and less predictable. November is a transitional time for me, as well as a continuation. Hunting season starts for me in September, peaks in October, and then rolls through winter with waterfowl hunting. Fishing season is still open, too, and fall and winter are my favorite seasons to grab my fly rod and head to the Boise River in search of its elusive trout. But it’s also time to take inventory of my outdoor gear, either cleaning it up after the sunny seasons are past, or getting my winter gear lined up for the coming months. Sometimes these things seem like chores, but there’s also a sense of satisfaction that I am keeping my equipment— more than I care to admit—in good working order. It treats me well, and to keep that going, I must do my part. One thing I look forward to in November is cleaning and maintaining my mountain bike. It gets a lot of miles, and there are a lot of moving parts on a full-suspension mountain bike. Replacement parts can often be found at a discount, and bike shops are less busy with repairs. If you’re looking for a deal on bike parts, or even a new bike, it’s a good time to find them. I also go through my fishing gear and see what needs to be replaced. It gives me a good excuse to tie some flies, which I am notoriously slow to do. My friends tie them by the dozens, but I am lucky to produce a handful in an evening. Maybe that’s because I am daydreaming about what I might catch with them. I don’t know if I’ve ever saved money by tying my own flies, but it gives me the extra satisfaction of fooling a fish with a fly that I created. I also reload rounds for my rifles so I have a decent supply of them. It’s another opportunity to be involved with my favorite sports when I’m stuck indoors. But if it sounds like I am holed up inside until warmer weather, that’s definitely not the case. As the trees change from gold, orange and crimson to stark bare branches, and the hint of morning frost turns to a glaze of ice, and Shafter Butte and the Owyhee mountains sport their first blankets of fresh snow, I get excited. I look forward to the Arctic blasts of winter storms, frigid morning air and afternoon sun that’s lost its heating element. I giggle like a kid as the first flakes flutter from the sky and look forward to bulking up in winter layers and hiking old logging roads on snowshoes, or strapping on my snowboard and feeling that effortless glide down a mountain. Living in a four-season place means every season that passes produces wistful memories and giddy anticipation about what comes next, and I want to enjoy it all. November 2019 | Boise Lifestyle

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Chains of Inspiration

TRACE THE LINKS THAT CONNECT ONE INSPIRING PERSON TO THE NEXT

ARTICLE JORDAN GRAY | PHOTOGRAPHY RUTH NOVELLA

BOISE RESIDENTS ARE AN INSPIRATIONAL BUNCH. Their actions regularly kindle other’s desires to try out a new hobby, volunteer, take up a cause or even set out on a career path. On the surface, it may be hard to see the connection between a master electrician, an educator, a renowned conductor and a pastor. But inspiration links each of these individuals together, with each person spreading inspiration of their own.

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NAME: Dan Allers BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION: Velma V. Morrison Center and Stagecoach Theatre WHO ARE YOU? I’m a lighting designer for theater, opera, dance,

Dan

music, film and television, with more than 500 productions under my belt. My designs have included the 2009 World Winter Games Special Olympics opening ceremonies and multiple productions at the Morrison Center (as the master electrician) and at Stagecoach Theater (as the set and lighting designer). In my spare time, I also direct, such as Stagecoach Theatre’s recent staging of Cahoots, and I’ve taught stage lighting, grip and electric classes at Boise State University. FAVORITE PIECE OF ADVICE: Always be honest with yourself and to everyone else. WHO INSPIRES YOU?

James J" im" Perkins He was the band, orchestra and drill team instructor at Borah High School when I was there. (He retired after 30 years with the school.) Mr. Perkins cared about all the students, regardless of their musical ability. I don’t know that I was the best musician, but he always treated me like I was. If I wanted to learn something, he would find a piece of music or a recording to let me expand my musicianship. In marching band, we always did music from Broadway musicals. That started me on my career path for doing lighting for musicals, with more than 300 so far.

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CHAINS OF INSPIRATION

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Jim NAME: James “Jim” Perkins BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION: Capital City Mulligan Band WHO ARE YOU? Before retirement, I spent 30 years as a music educator at Borah High School. Currently, I conduct the Capital City Mulligan Band, a community group made up of musicians who learned to play in high school, college or as an adult. As part of the New Horizons International Music Association, I lead the group to perform for audiences at places like the Idaho State Veterans Home and local senior centers. We also give free concerts in May as part of Boise Music Week (for which I’ve served as president three times). FAVORITE PIECE OF ADVICE: You can’t be someone else or live their dream. You have to be yourself. So be sincere, friendly and help people. WHO INSPIRES YOU?

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Marcellus Brown Marcellus is the director of bands at Boise State University. He’s a musician who is well-known not only here in Idaho, but also for his skills in conducting dozens of all-state bands and other groups as well.   He was kind enough to nominate me for the Northwest Band Directors Hall of Fame in 2011. I played the French horn in his band (the Treasure Valley Concert Band) for 25 years. He’s probably my sole provider of all the good things that have happened. Marcellus (along with Mark Dunkley​, ​Fred Hebert and the Dunkley Music staff) was instrumental in encouraging me to organize the Capital City Mulligan Band (originally known as Dunkley’s Mulligan Community Band). He’s one of the best.

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NAME: Marcellus Brown BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION: Boise State University WHO ARE YOU? I’m the director of bands at Boise State University and conductor of the University Symphonic Winds and the Treasure Valley Concert Band. I teach instrumental conducting and serve as the Boise State University summer chamber music camp director. I’ve done extensive work as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States and have been a guest conductor and presenter at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. I served a nine-year term as a Boise City Arts Commission member (and was president during the final two years of my tenure). I annually present the All-Star High School Honor Band and High School Band Clinic, which exposes the Treasure Valley’s developing instrumentalists and music educators to some of the best instrumental music educators and conductors in the nation. I’m a member of the National Band Association and have served as president of the Northwest Division of the College Band Directors National Association. I’m also a member of the exclusive and prestigious American Bandmasters Association. Presently, I’m part of the selection panel for the National Band Association William D. Revelli Composition Contest. FAVORITE PIECE OF ADVICE: Be honest, kind and work hard. WHO INSPIRES YOU?

Robert "Bob" Hill I met Bob when I first came to Boise 30 years ago. He was welcoming, and not just as a church pastor. (Hill served as the pastor of a Boise Presbyterian church before retiring.) Bob dealt with difficult topics and issues masterfully. He asked members of the local African-American church to come to his church as part of an exchange. He had women speaking from the pulpit. At his church, there were people talking about gay rights. People didn’t always like it, but with Bob, they came away thinking how they could move forward in a positive sense and make the world around them a better place. He talked with me about music, and I talked to him about anything but music. I was on stable ground with music but trying to make sense of everything else. It wasn’t necessarily a church thing,

Marcellus

but as we rollerbladed and played racquetball and drank coffee, I learned ways to help the students and colleagues and other people I met. And seeing my students be successful and watching them accomplish things, not just in music, but in the world, inspires me to do better. November 2019 | Boise Lifestyle

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FAMILY MEALTIME ADVENTURES

TEACHING KIDS  ABOUT DIFFERENT

is a favorite. Eat it plain or combine it with

CULTURES IS A GREAT WAY TO DEFEAT

lentils or a meat dish. Also, nearly everyone,

STEREOTYPES,

BAR-

including kids, loves Tandoori chicken. A

RIERS, AND HELP KIDS  VALUE AND

Northern India favorite is mutter paneer, a

RESPECT PEOPLE WHO ARE DIFFERENT

curry dish made with peas and fried cubed

FROM THEM. So why not give your kids the

cottage cheese in a tomato sauce.

BREAK

DOWN

opportunity to experience the many cultures

A few meal customs to observe include

that make up our diverse planet and country?

thoroughly washing your  hands before the

A fun way to explore our diversity is by trying

meal and eating with your hands. Avoid mix-

out foods and mealtime customs of other

ing utensils between different dishes. Also,

nationalities and unique American regions.

hygiene is essential, so Indians don’t dip into

If your  kids  are picky eaters, don’t sweat

shared bowls, share cutlery or pass food

it. There are yummy foods from every cul-

with their fingers. In rural settings, Indians

ture kids  will love. Try some of the following

dress comfortably and sit on floor mats.

dishes at local ethnic eateries. If you prefer to stay at home, find recipes online for your whole family to enjoy cooking together.

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MIDDLE-EASTERN

Rice is the foundation of every Korean meal. In fact, the Korean word for rice, bap, is also used to mean “meal.” A traditional Korean

There are many different Arab cuisines.

meal will also include three other essential

The most popular in America is Lebanese.

components: kimchi, soup or stew, and a small

Hummus and pita bread is a healthy

bowl of soy sauce. The rest of the meal consists

mouth-watering appetizer. If your family has

of side dishes or banchan such as vegetables,

only tried store-bought hummus, they’ll be in

pancakes, meat or a stir fry dish. A simple meal

for a real treat with fresh, authentic hummus.

will have three banchan; an elaborate meal

Deliciously seasoned chicken shawarma,

would have 12.

which you can order as a dinner or in a pita sandwich, is a favorite Lebanese meal.

The banchan is shared by the whole table, soup. The meal is eaten with a spoon and a

toms to keep in mind. First, dress well. Then

pair of metal chopsticks. Metal chopsticks

greet your  elders first and wait to be told

are more challenging to use, and beginners

where to sit. Also, hold your fork in your left

will want to start with a wooden pair.

the table, and be prepared to take seconds and thirds at the offering of your host.

INDIAN

3

but everyone gets their own bowl of rice and

There are several Lebanese meal cus-

hand (knife goes in the right), try all foods at

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KOREAN

GREEK Pita gyros stuffed with chicken or pork, tomatoes, and lettuce are the most popular Greek food. There’s also spanakopita, which

The food of India varies somewhat by region,

is a great way to get kids to eat their veggies.

but there are several Indian dishes kids love.

These turnovers are stuffed with zucchini.

Curd rice, a yogurt rice dish of Southern India,

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GIVE YOUR KIDS A TASTE OF CULTURE

Then all the other dishes on the table are

naki (fried cheese) which everyone loves.

shared among each other and poured over

To eat like the Greeks, be prepared to

rice. Young kids  usually sit on their par-

adjust your  meal schedule. They eat lunch

ents’ laps and are spoon-fed rather than

around 2 p.m. and don’t eat dinner before

sitting in high-chairs.

than silverware is common, even with meat.

IRISH

one of the Basque dishes kids enjoy is paella,

Irish dish. But don’t let ‘pie’ fool you. It

with rabbit or squid, which some kids won’t

isn’t a dessert. Instead, it’s a tasty entree

be too keen on. But it can also be made with

of beef or lamb, vegetables and mashed

chicken or other seafood.

potatoes. Boxty (potato pancakes) is

Late dining is also standard in the

another Irish food kids  love, as well

Basque Country. Plan to eat lunch between

as leek and potato soup.

2-4 p.m. and dinner between 9-11 p.m.

Irish food customs are quite famil-

Also, the Basque don’t eat and run. They

iar. But keep your  fork in  your  left hand

sometimes linger for hours enjoying good

preferably with the tines turned down.

company and conversation.

holding your silverware.

ARGENTINIAN

CAJUN This style of Louisiana cooking is wellknown for its shellfish dishes and spice.

Traditionally in Argentina, the empanada

celery and rice stew, is one of several favorites. Another is gumbo, made with meat

because it contained the full meal in a portable

stew, seafood and okra.

empanada is still a staple food in Argentina. filled pastry pocket. Savory varieties are

food. So, conversation about what you had

filled with different combinations of meat,

to eat the night before is common.

VIETNAMESE

filled with fruit, cream cheese or chocolate.

The most famous Vietnamese dish for

Dulce de leche, meaning “sweet from milk”

both kids  and adults is Pho. This noodle

is a very popular empanada filling and is

soup is made with beef or chicken. But it’s

prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk.  

much more substantive than the chicken

THAI

soup Americans eat. It’s usually served with fresh veggies on the side. Another

Pad Thai is an introductory dish loved by

yummy dish is banh goi. These deep-

everyone. This sweet and savory noodle dish

fried pockets are filled with meat, mush-

is made with peanut sauce. Gaeng Daeng

rooms and other vegetables.

(red curry) is another delicious choice. Thai is

The

Vietnamese

typically

eat

with

the hottest (spicy-hot) cuisine you’ll find. So

chopsticks and a soup spoon. As a sign of

request mild for your kids. For dessert, don’t

respect, a bowl and spoon are handed to

miss out on sticky rice served with mango!

the eldest man at the table first. Don’t begin

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In Southern Louisiana, food is relished, Cooks aren’t content to serve mediocre

Dessert empanadas are sweet and may be

4.

and preparation is taken quite seriously.

Most kids love empanadas, a delicious

vegetables, cheese and sauces or spices.

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Jambalaya, made with sausage, shellfish,

was known as the working man’s meal pocket making it easy to carry to work. The

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Not to be confused with Mexican food, which is a rice and meat dish. It can be made

don’t get wild with hand gestures while

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BASQUE

Shepherd’s pie is an all-time favorite

Also, keep your  elbows off the table, and

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1.

There’s also crispy and gooey Tyri saga-

9 p.m. Also, eating with your  fingers rather

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(CON TI N UED)

eating until everyone is seated and the most elderly man takes his first bite.

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Senior Center will hold its second

group's show is set on Christmas Eve

CRAFT AND CHOCOLATE AFFAIRE

annual Veterans Day Breakfast at 9

when a young angel is sent to Earth

a.m., Nov. 9. Free pancakes, eggs,

to bring back what is the best repre-

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hash browns and orange juice await

sentative of humanity.

Start your holiday shopping early and

all at the celebration. Kids can create

find that special gift from one of our

a custom card for their loved ones

many vendors. We cater specifically

during their meal.

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military and their families, the Eagle

to chocolate lovers and those who love bazaars, with more than 100 artisans. Santa will be on-site to visit with the good children on Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Event times are 5-9 p.m.

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A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL

EAGLE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life

Velma V. Morrison Center

A Christmas Story, The Musical brings

Old Towne, Eagle

on stage. Set in the 1940s in Indiana,

Local shops in Eagle have joined

a young and bespectacled Ralphie

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forces to provide a holiday open

Parker schemes his way toward

house. Shops are located within a

the holiday gift of his dreams, an

EXTRA LIFE FUNDRAISER

three-block radius in Old Towne Eagle

official Red Ryder Carbine-Action

plus the North Channel Center. For

200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle.

ABU Games, 7211 W. Colonial St.

this special open house, enjoy refresh-

Visit MorrisonCenter.com for tickets

If you love gaming and helping kids

ments and a leisurely holiday shop-

and showtimes.

at the same time, the Extra Life

ping experience. Free public parking

Fundraiser gives you 24 hours to do

is available at the Senior Center and

both. Head to ABU Games, starting at

Heritage Park and along the streets.

Nov. 1 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2.

9 a.m., Nov. 2, to begin dealing damage to your foes as you raise money for St. Luke's Children's Hospital. For more event details, visit Extra-Life.org.

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WINTRY MARKET

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

its ninth year from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,

JUMP

The Wintry Market will return for

Taco Bell Arena

Nov. 23-24, at JUMP. The free event

Trans-Siberian Orchestra will bring

features upscale and inventive indie

its Winter Tour to Boise at 7:30 p.m.,

art and crafts. The market's wares

Nov. 21. The show will feature all-new

come from 70 regional artists and

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staging and effects of Christmas Eve

crafters. Come shop handmade for

As a big thank-you to veterans, active

and Other Stories. The multi-platinum,

the holidays!

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CIRQUE MUSICA: HOLIDAY WISHES CenturyLink Arena

Cirque

Musica:

Holiday

Wishes

brings a holiday story to life in a full theatrical cirque event for the entire family. Starting at 7:30 p.m.,

Nov. 26, at CenturyLink Arena, acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks

and holiday cheer will abound, all backed by holiday hits from a full

symphony orchestra. For tickets, visit CenturyLinkArenaBoise.com.

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Capitol Boulevard and Main Street

Gather

your

family

and

friends

and join in for this Thanksgiving morning

tradition!

The

race

starts at 9 a.m., Nov. 28, on Main Street between Capitol and Sixth Street. Visit TurkeyDay5KBoise.com to register.

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Boise Little Theater

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Directed by Cheryl Blauer, Annie, the story of a plucky orphan in 1930s New York City, will hit the Boise Little Theater stage starting Nov. 29. Dealing with the "hard knock

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WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? For me, success is when the people who know me know that I care about them and want the best for them. WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT? My passion is sharing the love of Jesus with my words and with my deeds. HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR CAREER PATH? As a volunteer at a Rescue Mission, I saw the opportunity to use the gifts God gave me to make a positive difference in the lives of others. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE WHO IS INTERESTED PURSUING YOUR CAREER? Be sure that God has called you to this work, and take every opportunity, in all of life, to serve people. Study to prepare for the work; be prepared to give and love at risky-high levels. Be prepared to earn less than your neighbors and friends and expect God to meet your needs. WHAT CAN COMMUNITY MEMBERS DO TO HELP SUPPORT YOUR CAUSE? The Rescue Mission is always looking for community partners and volunteers. Churches, businesses and organizations can sponsor events, collect food and clothing, provide groups of volunteers for special projects, and of course, provide funding for our programs and services.

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