Small Investments Lead to Big Impact

Recently, I spoke to Leah Cunningham, pastor at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Social Circle and one of the two churches in Newton County instrumental to bringing a new Action Ministries location to their area. She wanted to tell

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Small Deeds Make a Large Impact on Atlanta Families

Recently, I was driving through Midtown to Action Ministries Atlanta when I noticed several children walking down the concrete sidewalk with their mothers in the Georgia heat. They caught my attention because that’s just not an ordinary sight in Midtown,

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My Kind of People: Driving Out Hunger With GADA

Recently, my wife Laurie and I looked forward with great anticipation to the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association annual convention in Amelia Island, Fla. We knew without a doubt we would enjoy this time with our partners in the Drive Out Hunger campaign

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Life Lessons from a Father to a Daughter Multiply

Enjoy this guest blog from Rose Andrews, Action Ministries summer intern and daughter of board member Luke Andrews. With Father’s Day right around the corner, I have been reflecting upon the various life lessons I have learned from my father

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Above and Beyond Me

This article by Dwight Helton appeared in the Henry Daily Herald on May 15. Dwight is a hunger relief specialist for AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America, in the Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program. I truly believe that service is what lifts

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On the Road Again … to Covington

  Yesterday I was in Covington, Ga. It’s been more than 20 years since I’ve spent any real time in this quiet old southern town, founded in 1839. Covington is located on the edge of the sprawling metropolis of Atlanta,

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Who Taught You to Give?

As we approach Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 10, we at Action Ministries are mindful of our role in connecting Georgians with hearts to serve to their neighbors in need. For many of our staff members and volunteers, I know giving was taught to them

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On the Road Again to Drive Out Hunger

At the end of April, my colleagues at Action Ministries and I traveled the back roads and interstates of the Peach State engaging Georgia car dealers as they work to address a real problem in their local communities – hunger.

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I AM Helping Kids Like Me

Twenty schools in six years … We first met Roderick when his family was homeless in Atlanta. He and his older sister, Danielle, participated in our Children’s Program located at the shelter where they were living. Because of the transitional

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The Audacious Love of Easter

I echo the sentiments of Tonya Lawrence and Bishop Mike Watson in the devotion below. The most audacious thing we can do is love others. Mother Teresa made the same suggestion as did Jesus well before her. It’s easy to

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