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March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

I have a confession to make! Anniversaries invite reflection, and this month I am reflecting on the two years since God surprised me with the exciting opportunity to help lead Hephzibah62:4 into a new season of exponential impact. But I need to make a confession: I...

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Don’t Read This While Eating

Don’t Read This While Eating

Biblical wound care enters the spiritual battle that accompanies the processes of healing, balancing harmful responses with truth and unconditional love. JODI LEWIS | FEBRUARY 25, 2021 | WesLife Access original article here.  He heals those who have broken hearts. He...

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Hospital visit leads to unexpected adoption

Hospital visit leads to unexpected adoption

A photo changed a family's trajectory forever. JODI LEWIS | JANUARY 4, 2021 | WesLife Access original article here.  Rev. Nathan Maskery recalls very few times when his wife, Vicky, has been persistent about taking extraordinary action. So, when it happens, he pays...

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October 2020 Newsletter

October 2020 Newsletter

Be a part of the Hephzibah legacy in this new season!  For many years leading up to the transition to the decentralized ministry of Hephzibah62:4, thousands of donors, volunteers and staff members enjoyed meaningful connection with a physical place that was set aside...

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Pastor’s foster journey leads to first Stand Sunday

Pastor’s foster journey leads to first Stand Sunday

“I might serve another 20 years in ministry without ever having so moving a Communion experience." JODI LEWIS | OCTOBER 19, 2020 | WesLife Access original article here.  “I might serve another 20 years in ministry without ever having so moving a Communion experience.”...

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Charlotte church receives Hephzibah Legacy Grant

Charlotte church receives Hephzibah Legacy Grant

CORE Church, a small congregation in a predominantly African-American neighborhood, is caring for its community in big ways. TRICIA RIFE | OCTOBER 5, 2020 | WESLIFE Access original article here.  CORE Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, is the 2020 Hephzibah Legacy...

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August 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter

Is your life small enough? I don’t know about you, but a positive aspect of the pandemic for me has been the opportunity to stay home and enjoy the small things in life more often. Walks in the sunshine, family dinners and reading on the front porch swing constitute...

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June 2020 Newsletter

June 2020 Newsletter

As we grapple with racial injustice, pandemic and their compounding consequences, I am reminded of Philippians 4:6: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving , present your requests to God." Our Hephzibah62:4...

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May 2020 Newsletter

May 2020 Newsletter

In the darkest hours of our human existence THE LIGHT OF CHRIST SHINES THE BRIGHTEST. These recent examples show how Hephzibah62:4 and our partners are shining the light of Christ by connecting with vulnerable children and their families during the COVID-19 crisis and...

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March 2020: COVID-19 Opportunities

March 2020: COVID-19 Opportunities

We’ve heard it said that children are the first to suffer when times are difficult, and the last to benefit when times are good. The recent situation is hard on all of us, but how much more so for vulnerable children and families in situations of health, relationship,...

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February 2020 Newsletter

February 2020 Newsletter

Celebrating 120 years, and what's new at Hephzibah62:4! Throughout 2020 we're taking time to celebrate our rich legacy, with so many of you having played a vital part. Beginning with the ministry of Bettie Tyler and the Hephzibah Orphanage she founded in 1900, it...

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Hephzibah62:4 celebrating 120 years

Hephzibah62:4 celebrating 120 years

For over 118 years, Hephzibah Ministries served the needs of vulnerable children. On January 18, 2018, Hephzibah Ministries, Inc. Board of Directors announced a bold ministry redesign. JODI LEWIS | FEBRUARY 23, 2020 | WESLIFE Access original article here.  THE EARLY...

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Dear Jonathon

Dear Jonathon

A grandfather's prayer for his grandson comes to fruition — just in unexpected ways. DAVID BABB | JANUARY, 2020 | Wesleyan Life Access original story here.  While watching my three-day-old grandson take an afternoon nap, I wrote him a letter. In one paragraph I...

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The sadness of silence

The sadness of silence

Although not everyone understands how valuable a life is, I believe God is changing hearts among his church, and as Christ’s disciples, we should be champions for his redemptive work within the pro-life movement as well. NICK EMERY | JANUARY, 2020 | The Wesleyan...

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Hephzibah62:4 Update from Jodi Lewis, Director

Hephzibah62:4 Update from Jodi Lewis, Director

Board members pictured, front row: Angel Metzger, Rev. Kim Gladden, Jodi Lewis (director), Rev. Darrell Williams. Back row: Janelle Vernon, Dr. David Babb, Arlynn Ellis, Dr. Rev. Anita Eastlack (board chair).   August 2019 Dear Hephzibah Friend, Thank you for the...

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Hephzibah62:4 Gains Momentum

Hephzibah62:4 Gains Momentum

Board members pictured, front row: Angel Metzger, Rev. Kim Gladden, Jodi Lewis (director), Rev. Darrell Williams. Back row: Janelle Vernon, Dr. David Babb, Arlynn Ellis, Dr. Rev. Anita Eastlack (board chair). Four new Hephzibah62:4 initiatives have been launched under...

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