Why I support The Christian Chronicle: Mary Louise Bridges
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Jim and Leah Keyes are among them. The couple, married for 47 years, worships with the Altamesa Church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas. On most Sunday nights, they host 18 believers in their home for encouragement, prayer and spiritual discussion.
Jim and Leah KeyesBoth are retired — Jim Keyes from the City of Fort Worth and Leah Keyes from Texas Christian University. The parents of two and grandparents of eight have lived — and worshiped — in Wisconsin, Louisiana and Texas.
Jim Keyes, a Texas native, met his future wife in her home state of Illinois, while he was stationed there for the U.S. Army, and she worked in the Department of Defense. They moved to Lubbock, Texas, after marrying and pursued careers in the education system.
After completing graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, Jim Keyes worked for the cities of Houston, Shreveport and Fort Worth, where they have lived for 25 years.
Leah Keyes taught children’s Bible classes, organized workrooms and created bulletin boards for various churches while her husband has served as a deacon, elder, church treasurer and small-group leader for 45 years.
The couple has donated to The Christian Chronicle for 32 consecutive years.
Why do you read The Christian Chronicle?
Jim: It seems that I have always known about the Chronicle. It keeps me in touch with the church at large. It has reported on church issues, but it has never taken sides in a harsh and demeaning manner. It provides a monthly breath of optimism and encouragement.
Why have you chosen to donate to the paper for so long?
Communication is the tie that binds us together. A small donation maintains a connection with a larger movement.
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