Many of our neighbors are facing life and death situations and we may not even know about it. Just two years ago, Melissa Brown was admitted to the hospital in dire need of a miracle. She needed a heart transplant. On August 29, 2015, her prayers were answered when she received a heart. But a donor heart comes at a price; someone’s loss was her gain. The loss of a husband and son made Melissa’s second chance possible. A year post-op, she came face to face and met the donor’s mother and wife. As a token of her appreciation, Melissa gave each of the women special teddy bears with a recording of the heartbeat that gave her new life. There were many tears and hugs. It brought great comfort to the family. What Melissa has done with her new life is nothing short of extraordinary. Along with her sister, Sarah,…

Jennifer Bridges, a powerful and savvy business woman, boarded an airplane to Ethiopia in 2010, accompanying a friend who was adopting a child. She thought she was just going to be lending her support to this special family in her life; their lives were undoubtedly going to change dramatically. But what she didn’t know is her life was also about to change. Continue reading at Tualatin Life 

You can be an child’s hero this Christmas, and bless an entire family. This is the season for giving! For many students, the one meal they get during the day is the one they get from school. Horizon Community Church has a program to fill backpacks every Friday at Tualatin Elementary and provides meals for students over the weekend. With Christmas coming up, the church has partnered with Tualatin Elementary again to provide meals for students during their upcoming winter break. Simply go to the front office (23370 SW Boones Ferry Rd.) and ask for a Community Care bag. Inside it you’ll find a shopping list – taking the guess work out of what to provide. Return the filled bags back to the church by December 10. On December 15, you are welcome to come back to Horizon Community Church to help sort and put together the donations into food…