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Stone Mountain News

Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will have an Easter Sunrise service Sunday at 7 a.m., followed with breakfast in the fellowship hall. Sunday School will be at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Pastor Ritchie Harris invites you to worship with them.Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will have revival April 21-25 at 7 p.m. Donnie Shumate will be the guest speaker.Traphill Baptist Church will have Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m., followed with breakfast at 7:30 a.m....

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The stranger’s invitation

“Men? What men? I haven’t heard of any men coming in this morning,” Omri caught himself chatting in a staccato that suddenly made him feel foolish.The village of Bashan was nearly a half-day’s walk from the main road, so visitors passed through infrequently. When two strangers arrived down the dusty wagon path it was village news, and news traveled fast among the Bashans, all of whom were related, likely, in some way. All of the Bashans, for the large part, ...

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Wonderful April

I have always enjoyed the month of April for many reasons. Though spring starts in March, it seems to take into April before the weather really feels like spring.Then, there is the fun and foolishness of April 1, April Fool’s Day. That day almost cost me a job, when I left my banking boss a silly note.If one is a student or works in education, you feel like you can, finally, see the end of the school year. And, that is a good feeling, indeed.Easter gives...

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Stone Mountain News

Mt. Pisgah Ladies Circle will be having a fundraiser on Saturday. Come out and enjoy some old fashion Goodwill Burgers. A $3.50 plate will include a Goodwill Burger, French fries, dessert and drink. All proceeds will go to help cancer patients and those in need in our community.You can get some good chicken BBQ at the Traphill Fire Department on Saturday, beginning around 10:30 a.m. It gets gone fast so you have to be early to get it.Crabgrass Bluegrass Gospel Band will ...

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Out of genocidal horror, supreme forgiveness

Most Americans’ perception of Rwanda, Africa, stems from the 2004 Academy Award-nominated “Hotel Rwanda” movie and images of barefoot African children running around in American hand-me-down clothes. Until last summer, that was my perception, too.Then I had the life-changing opportunity to study abroad for five weeks in Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali. The college program focused on genocide and international law, but I took away from those five weeks so much ...

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