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

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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Holiday Greetings - Hiram-Mantua, Ohio NBA XPLOR 2018

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

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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2017-18 NBA XPLOR Hiram-Mantua house

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.

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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Trivia letters with coffee mug

Who Wants to Be the Smartest Disciple? NBA Trivia Night at General Assembly

July 21, 2019

Join us on Sunday, July 21, for a Trivia Night after-session at General Assembly, benefiting the National Benevolent Association! Form a team to compete in trivia consisting of general knowledge, with a special round focused on Disciples and NBA.

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Bonnie Osei-Frimpong

Director of NBA XPLOR

The mission of the Columbia Area Older Adult Ministry is to share compassion, love, and care of God to older adults.