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Spaghetti Dinner Benefit

Jan. 6: There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner at Mary Queen of Apostles Church, located at One Maple St. in Sand Lake on January 6th at 6:30 pm to help raise funds for Susan Brockschmidt and Partners in Compassionate Care, a non-profit organization that helps the South Sudan people with medical care, food and medicine. Susan will be going to South Sudan on a voluntary unpaid medical mission to help teach the physician there how to take x-rays. She will be leaving on January 24th and return on February 10th and has a lot of travel expenses. She is also raising funds for much needed medical equipment. Hope to see you at the dinner. Or you can donate to the go fund me account: www.gofundme.com/south-sudan-medical-mission. Thank you for your support. #1

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 9: Need help keeping your New Year’s Resolution? Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #1

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The Post travels to Sudan


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Erika Bauer and her father, Tim Bauer, recently returned from a two-week missions trip to South Sudan. They went with a team from Partners In Compassionate Care (PCC), who built a hospital in Werkok, South Sudan. Erika, an RN who works in the ICU department at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids, assisted in the Memorial Christian Hospital surgeries and patient care. Tim spent his time ministering in various ways to the local people. It was a great learning experience for both in a very harsh environment that has witnessed much bloodshed in recent years.

South Sudan became a nation in July, 2011 after years of civil war. The area they went to is still unstable where hostilities between tribes can flare up at any moment. Independence from the north has brought new challenges in maintaining unity within their society. Most Americans have become familiar with South Sudan through a group of young men known as the Lost Boys (young women were also in this group). The director of PCC, Dave Bowman, took five of these young men into his home in Rockford in 2001. A movie called “The Good Lie” was taken from his story. It describes the incredible journey these young people were forced to make after armies from the north destroyed their villages during civil war battles, causing them to flee for their lives. Some were relocated to America. Now that they have grown up, some are taking their newfound skills and degrees back to their homeland to help build a better society. South Sudan needs these young people who are no longer the lost boys, but rather the men of hope for a new nation.

Thanks, Erika and Tim, for taking us with you!

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