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Issac Ackerman and Valeria Bejar, XPLOR 2018-19 Residents in Hiram-Mantua, Ohio
XPLOR, STORIES

NBA XPLOR 2018-19 Hiram-Mantua House: Fortune Cookies

NBA XPLOR Hiram-Mantua House   |   March 25, 2019

NBA XPLOR 2018-19 Residents in Hiram-Mantua, Valeria and Isaac, say they have so many things to be thankful for in their year of XPLOR! They share why the fortune cookie is a fun way to tell someone you are thankful while also remembering that we all have an important story!

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XPLOR, STORIES

Greetings from the Hiram-Mantua XPLOR 2018-19 House!

NBA XPLOR Hiram-Mantua House   |   December 05, 2018

Isaac, Valeria, and Katherine bring you greetings from Hiram-Mantua, Ohio in three languages.

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2017-18 Hiram-Mantua NBA XPLOR Residents
XPLOR, STORIES

The Struggle is Real... But Thanks for the Memories

NBA XPLOR Hiram-Mantua House   |   May 16, 2018

For the huge amounts of support and love we have been given, we thought it best to give thanks and recognition to all that have influenced our lives.

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XPLOR, STORIES

Progressive Poems

NBA XPLOR Hiram-Mantua House   |   May 16, 2018

Each XPLOR house chooses to spend time with their spiritual companion differently. After the NBA + OGMP tour, the Hiram house decided to write a poem.

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NBA XPLOR Residents with their Spiritual Companion in Hiram-Mantua, OH.
XPLOR, STORIES

The Struggle is Real: Time

NBA XPLOR Hiram-Mantua House   |   May 24, 2017

Being a part of community is so important to us, and we have learned that by using discretion and moderation with how our time is spent, we can be even better members of that community.

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PRISON & JAIL MINISTRIES

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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OLDER ADULTS, HUNGER / FOOD SECURITY, ADVOCACY

The Florida Christian Center provides ministry, pastoral care, worship services, classes on faith and aging and other programs focused on the spiritual health of the senior and disabled residents in our community.