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Kingdom Partnerships

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Shandon was recently featured in the Knox County Association of Baptists August newsletter for assistance provided by our mission team to Knoxville.

Annually Shandon provides at least one U.S. mission trip where construction and other ministry opportunities are available to Shandon members.  For the second year in a row Shandon sent a mission team to partner with the Knox County Baptist Association in Knoxville, TN as a part of their Project Knox 316 program. 

During April 26-May 2, 25 adults (primarily from the 55+ Ministry) made the trip this year.  While three of our team members cooked supper for children involved in an after school program at Western Heights Baptist Center, several others on the team provided help with a food pantry, clothing closet, and an after school program for elementary and middle school students.  Other team members worked at two local churches doing significant repair projects which the churches could not afford to have done.

This mission trip and project was a great way to partner with other churches to lend resources and assistance for Kingdom impact!

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Essential Conversations Parents & Adult Children Should Have...

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Not until recent years have I come to fully appreciate the gift my father gave to my siblings and me the day after we buried my mother 18 years ago.  

At the time he was 74 and in great health.  He told us he wanted to sit down with us to talk about his future now that he was alone again.  During that meeting he openly discussed his financial situation and announced that I, because I lived closest to him distance-wise, would be the executor of his will and have the power of attorney over his affairs.  

That discussion set a pattern for conversations which have happened since then regarding his aging process--such as where he will live if he can no longer live alone at home.

That's why I am so excited about the next Boomers and Beyond Conference that our 60+ Ministry will sponsor at Shandon on Friday night and Saturday morning, April 17-18.  The conference,  entitled "The Essential Conversations Parents and Adult Children Should Have...But Nobody Will Start," will help you identify the topics you need to discuss now (or in the very near future).  

Whether you are an adult child with current or potential parent-care responsibilities, or an older adult who needs to have key conversations with your adult children, you will benefit greatly from attending the conference.  In fact, parents and adult children should attend together!

The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, April 10!  Register now!

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