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I can never give up because I know that Botham is singing with the angels, and I want to be in that choir. I want to see my son. I want to look upon his face.” 

Allison Jean, mother of Botham Jean, after the Harding University graduate and Dallas West Church of Christ member was killed in his own apartment by a police officer. (October, Page 1)

Students, faculty and staff at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., gather Monday night on the Benson Auditorium steps to grieve and remember alumnus Botham Shem Jean.

Students, faculty and staff at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., gather on the Benson Auditorium steps to grieve and remember alumnus Botham Shem Jean.

“Shaken. Broken. Wishing I had words to pray.”

Paula Harrington, member of the Lone Oak Church of Christ in Paducah, Ky., after a gunman opened fire at her daughter’s Kentucky school. (March, Page 3)

Dan Winkler

Dan Winkler

“I am not, nor do I ever want to be, a member of the Church of Christ, if by that terminology we mean a denomination among denominations in competition for memberships from all denominations.”

Dan Winkler, preaching at the annual Polishing the Pulpit conference in Sevierville, Tenn. (October, Page 3)

“Brother Keeble’s thing was preaching, and his thing was saving souls and baptizing people. Right now, many of us are still carrying on his legacy.”

Daniel Harrison, one of the late Marshall Keeble’s “boy preachers” and longtime minister for the Chatham-Avalon Church of Christ in Chicago. (April, Page 1)

“Flipping burgers may seem mundane, but nothing is ordinary when done in the name of the Lord.”

Tom Leibrand, deacon of the University Park Church of Christ in Hyattsville, Md., on hosting Friday night cookouts for a high school football team. (November, Page 34)

“We truly believe that if you’re going to change the world, it’s going to start with water.”

Sean Judge, director of Walk4Water, fundraisers by Healing Hands International, which drilled its 1,000th well — this one in Haiti — this past spring. (June, Page 1) 

“I’ve never heard God talk to me. But, sometimes, I wake up in the morning with something so heavy on my mind that I just have to do something.”

Gene McKown, member of the Alameda Church of Christ in Norman, Okla., on deciding to build 32 transitional houses for the homeless in his community. (May, Page 7)

Eleni Melirrytos serves a mix of Greek and Middle Eastern dishes to Christians from a mix of nations after the Omonia Church of Christ’s Sunday morning worship service.

Eleni Melirrytos serves a mix of Greek and Middle Eastern dishes to Christians from a mix of nations after the Omonia Church of Christ’s Sunday morning worship service.

These last three years have been filled with joy, filled with hope, but very, very harsh at times. If we had not seen really raw miracles … I don’t think we would still be around.”

Eleni Melirrytos, member of the Omonia Church of Christ in Athens, Greece, on the church’s ongoing service to refugees from the Middle East. (Decemeber, Page 17)

“Here we were — two different languages, two different worlds, with one heart and one spirit. I just cried throughout the whole service. It was so sweet, so emotional. The spirit of God was just alive.”

Joni Goodman, member of the Reidland Church of Christ in Paducah, Ky., on worshiping with Puerto Rican brothers and sisters on a trip to help after Hurricane Maria. (August, Page 1)

“As the church of Jesus Christ, we can ask God to give us the courage to speak redeeming words into situations that carry the foul scent of racial injustice.”

Jerry Taylor, at the opening of the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action at Abilene Christian University in Texas. (November, Page 1)

“One of the requirements for riding with me is you’ve got to like Beanie Weenies and Vienna sausages.”

John Kincaid, volunteer driver for Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, on his cross-country menu. (December, Page 3)

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