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Seven Ministries thankful for support
Letter to the editor

Editor, The board of directors of Seven Ministries Inc. would like to thank the community for its support of our annual fundraiser, The Jackie Gilliard-Henderson Memorial Scholarship Walk-A-Thon. We had a record turnout and raised enough funds to award scholarships as well as help support our other programs.  

Our ministry of giving enables us to reach out into the community and help people in a variety of ways, and your donations make this all possible. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 3:27, “Withhold not good from them to whom it is due when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.” In layman’s terms, this simply means if you can help those in need, then do so. And Galatians 5:22-23 lists the good things that one should do because there’s no law against doing good deeds. The Boy Scout who helps the senior citizen across the street might have ulterior motives, but in the end, a good deed was performed, and that’s all that really matters.

This year, we awarded eight scholarships to public high-school seniors and honored others by presenting these gifts in their memory. From Bradwell Institute: Jakaria Fleming (Harold Woods), Sontaja Gordon (L.C. Evans), Darius Kitchings (Bobby Fabian) and Kaylee Taylor (James C. Reid Sr.). From Liberty County High School, the winners were Rianna Vinson (the Rev. Dr. Jimmie Smiley), Mikia Frasier (coach Donell Woods), Kayla Frazier (coach Jerome Smith) and Charlotte Norsworthy (John Perry Martin and Walter Ray Taylor).

I want to give a special thanks to my good friend (Facebook and real life), coach Mike Sparks, and his lovely wife, Kathy, for leading the group in prayer, and to Krystal and Andra Hart for serving as co-grand marshals.

Liberty County, it’s your generosity that makes our ministry possible and, again, we thank those who contributed and participated.

God bless,
Gary Gilliard

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