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NBA XPLOR Resident alum, Lauren Frato

Where Are They Now? Lauren Frato

Lauren Frato   |   January 17, 2018

NBA XPLOR alum Lauren Frato completed two years as a Resident. Why? Find out in this next installment of our "Where Are They Now?" series.

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NBA XPLOR Residents Alex, Lauren, and Eliud backstage at General Assembly!

NBA at GA: “A Call to Something Greater than Myself”

Lauren Frato   |   August 11, 2017

In July, I got to participate at the 2017 General Assembly for my first time ever. The week was filled with workshops, worship, business sessions, and the chance to learn about different ministries.

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Lauren Frato, 2016-17 NBA XPLOR Resident in Tucson-Marana, AZ

The Struggle Is Real: Work Sites

Lauren Frato   |   June 14, 2017

One thing I have really struggled with in my second year of the NBA XPLOR program is coming to the realization that it’s okay if I make mistakes at my work site.

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Be Courageous

Lauren Frato   |   April 03, 2017

My time in NBA XPLOR has taught me to be courageous and stand up for what I feel is right. I know I can’t sit back and watch.

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Take Care of You, So You Can Help Others

Lauren Frato   |   February 08, 2017

As I am in the second half of my second year in the XPLOR program, I have learned that if I don’t take care of myself, how will I help others? If my spiritual, mental, and physical needs aren’t meant, how can I help others’ needs?

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Why Followers of Jesus Should Oppose Capital Punishment

May 26, 2021

Recently, there has been a rise in the number of executions of people on death row, particularly by the federal government. For decades, there have been debates over the use of capital punishment as a sentence for serious criminal offenses. What does the Bible say about capital punishment? Should followers of Jesus Christ, who was executed himself, oppose the use of capital punishment? Learn from a chaplain who has worked on death row in Florida for many years why followers of Jesus should be opposed to the use of capital punishment.

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Vice President of Administration and CFO

Chain Reaction Ministries provides freedom of transportation to those in need through a ministry of bicycle recycling.