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Spears Foundation appreciates support
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in our community for supporting the free kitchen in Dry Ridge. Whether you have made a monetary donation, donated food or attended one of our many fundraisers, we appreciate your support. We have been fortunate to receive support from many of our community’s local churches and businesses. We have also received support from outside our community as well. We would like to thank Lt. Richard Willoby and Police Chief Ronnie Baston of the Lexington Division of Police for donating food on several occasions.
The Soup Kitchen serves free lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday and we serve an average of 40 to 50 plates per day. Without the support from our community this would not be possible.
Once again we would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the past several years.
Candace Faulkner
Board Member,
Larry H. Spears Foundation

I think Jesus wept on 9/11
I thought that Sept. 11, 2001 was just going to be another beautiful, average day in America. As usual, I grabbed my morning coffee and turned on my TV.  
Just as Alan Jackson sang in his song, ‘Where were you when the world had stopped turning,” I sat in horror, shock and pain, as I saw, what millions of my fellow Americans saw!  I don’t need to remind anyone of what the news was. I am sure it is burned into each of our memories forever.
What I do know, is like thousands of Christians across our nation, I started praying immediately. My heart cried out to God. Today, as I share with you, how God responded to my prayers, I hope you will find comfort and strength as you set aside time to pray for our nation.
I opened my Bible and read Psalms 91 verses 1-11, not realizing, Psalms 91:1 was for the day 9/11. These verses showed me where God was during these terrible times in our lives, how He hates the works of evil as much as we do and how He promises to be protect us, be with us and love us even in death.  
Many people have asked where was God on that day! In my heart, I saw a picture of a huge Jesus, standing over the smoking Twin Towers with his arms outstretched. What amazed me about my vision was, he was weeping. He was crying over the deaths of so many good people. He was crying over broken hearts. He was crying because He knew many would blame Him, not evil men. He was crying because He was watching how the works of mankind’s hatred and evil was bringing such terrible destruction.  His great love for all of us, caused him to cry, as He felt the same pain we were experiencing.
Give thought and prayer to Psalms 91 verses 1-11. Not only will these verses bring you faith, comfort and strength, they will also be a wonderful prayer for our country and the world.   
Barbara Barker
Eagle Ministries

Crittenden