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One phone call
November 3, 2014 | Donna Mulder; excerpted from Thrivent magazine
While her husband was familiar with the household finances, Peggy Brown* was the one who managed them. The couple started saving money early in their marriage with the hopes they could retire early.
The blessing of a home
November 3, 2014 | Laura Putre; excerpted from Thrivent magazine
Two years ago, a pregnant Jennifer Martinez, her husband and their two small children were living in a leaky, old trailer on a relative's property in Coram, Montana. The well they used for drinking water sometimes ran dry, and bad electrical wiring in one of the trailer's walls made it hot to the touch.
Many hands make light work
November 3, 2014 | Donna Hein; excerpted from Thrivent magazine
Cutting down trees. Raking lawns. Mopping floors. Sewing dresses. Sprucing up gardens. These are just some of the swirl of activities that more than 500 volunteers did in their mission to be the hands and feet of Jesus at more than 40 different sites across Cleveland.
Family fun for a zoo-rific cause
November 3, 2014 | Sarah Asp Olson; excerpted from Thrivent magazine
Even the animals got in on the action when volunteers from Thrivent Financial and other fraternal benefit societies met at the Tri-State Zoological Park in Cumberland, Maryland, to clean, paint and prep the zoo for the summer season.