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Meet Jason Schneider

Disaster Relief Coordinator, Abiding Word Church, Sterling, IL I did not grow up attending church; no one in my family did really. I attended church a few times a year with my wife when she would ask me to go with her. I enjoyed going with her and listening to

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#GivingTuesday

Make your money and voice count this year! Did you enjoy the deals on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Don’t let the holiday spirit end there; participate in Giving Tuesday, too! Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 as a way to harness the potential of social media and generosity of

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RSUM is Headed to Honduras!

And You Can Be a Part! Right Side Up Ministries will be going to Honduras in January 2015 to serve alongside Ascend International Ministries and the Goodwin family. The Goodwins have spent the last four years as missionaries in Gracias Lempira, a small town in the center of the mountainous

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A Call to Pray

This week we sent out our monthly Prayer Team Email. This month we focused on praying for friends and colleagues who are working around the world in ever increasingly dangerous areas. Please take a moment and read how you can pray for these incredible people. Whether it is violence or

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The First National Day of Action

April 30, 2014 was  our nations first National Day of Action. It is a part of  America’s PrepareAthon! which is a nationwide, community-based campaign to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through participation in hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level every fall and spring. As a part

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Volunteer- Working With Others

Over the last few weeks, we have talked about what you can do to be a great volunteer. We have talked about the importance of flexibility, giving to the need, and your rights as a volunteer. These topics cover some of the most important aspects of volunteering. If we could

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Volunteer- Your Rights as a Volunteer

In this blog post we will talk about how you have three “rights” while preparing to serve in a disaster. You have these “rights” to ensure your safety and well-being, as well as the safety and well-being of those around you. Here are your “rights”: the “right” heart, the “right”

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Volunteer- Donate to the Need

I don’t know about you, but I think one of the worst feelings in the world is unwrapping a present in front of someone and having to fake a smile. You know those gifts- ugly sweaters, random household items, or even family heirlooms that make you think, “What in the

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Volunteer- What is Flexible?

In my previous blog post we talked about why it is important to be flexible. Now let’s talk about what being flexible really means. As I mentioned before, many of us have different definitions of the word flexible. Because of this we have a different idea about what it means for

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Volunteer- Being Flexible

So what does the church need from you the most as a disaster volunteer? Two simple words- “Be Flexible!” On paper it sounds simple enough, yet in action it can be quite difficult. During almost every orientation that I have given I have made this statement, “Let one word describe

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