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2019-20 XPLOR Resident Alex Keys and 2018-19 Resident Valeria Bejar serve communion to General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens during the 2019 Immigration Detention Immersion Trip.
XPLOR

XPLORing the Creation of the NBA Voting Rights and Registration Resources

October 12, 2020

Alex Keys, Resident of the 2019-20 NBA XPLOR St. Louis House shares why created NBA's voting resources and the importance of faith communities involvement in elections.

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Clockwise: Corina Sosa, William Brickhouse, Alex Keys
XPLOR, CORONAVIRUS

Former St. Louis NBA XPLOR Residents Reflect on the Novel Coronavirus

July 15, 2020

As part of the XPLOR response to the novel Coronavirus, we asked the residents to express themselves through a short written reflection as a way to navigate their feelings as they adapted to life under social distancing before their Residency ended in May. Residents from the St. Louis XPLOR House chose to stay in the house until the end of their residency. They’ve shared how it felt when they first heard about the novel Coronavirus and what the remainder of their time in the XPLOR program was like.

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Art work done in quarantine by Marissa Bucklew, XPLORmore Resident
RESILIENCE AND CARE, CORONAVIRUS, XPLOR

Artistic Expression as a Form of Resilience

July 02, 2020

As part of the XPLOR response to the novel Coronavirus, we asked the residents if they would be willing to express themselves creatively as a way to navigate their feelings as in adapting to life under social distancing before their Residency ended in May.

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Jennifer Williams, 2019-20 XPLOR Resident at Hiram Farm
STORIES, XPLOR, CORONAVIRUS, RESILIENCE AND CARE

How Hiram Christian Church Faithfully Used the COVID-19 NBA Response Grant

June 30, 2020

When news of the COVID-19 pandemic began to emerge, a small group of concerned members of Hiram Christian Church (HCC) gathered to prayerfully discern how the church could offer care to the community through this time. This is what came of those meetings.

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NBA XPLOR team (clockwise): Rev. Virzola Law, Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong, Rev. Rebecca Hale and Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren
NEWS, XPLOR, CORONAVIRUS

NBA XPLOR Announces Hiatus for 2020-21 Program Year

NBA   |   June 26, 2020

After considerable discernment, the National Benevolent Association (NBA) has made the difficult decision to place our young adult residential program, NBA XPLOR, on hiatus for the 2020-21 program year.

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Virzola Law

Mission Specialist, NBA XPLOR
OLDER ADULTS

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