The annual Maranatha Village indoor cookout was a happy experience for residents. The Administration provided the grilled hamburgers and bratwurst and watermelon—the residents brought side dishes. The food was delicious, the fellowships uplifting, and the occasion was a reminder of the price paid for the freedoms we enjoy as United Sates’ citizens.

100 and FABULOUS

Ruth Blizzard, a Maranatha Village resident, celebrated 100 years of God’s faithfulness. She is an amazing lady: presenting herself with grace and a clear mind. She was asked, “What is the secret for reaching the age of 100?” She answered, “Focus on helping others. Do not say, ‘Let me know if you need something. Rather, say ‘How can I help you?’”

Ruth’s kindness to others sets an example, and is a characteristic of Maranatha Village life. Her future is bright, here in the Village and in eternity!



Maranatha Village Retirement Community welcomed their new Librarian, Dr Donald A Johns, with a reception in his honor. He is excited about the opportunity to lead over 300 Independent Living residents into the adventure of exploring the on-campus library.

The Maranatha Village Library, located on the second floor of the Northwood Apartments A-B building, offers any Maranatha Independent Living resident hours of relaxation and enjoyment. The library is open 24×7, and it is easy to check out books from the selection of well over a thousand fiction and nonfiction volumes.

The puzzle room features hundreds of puzzles, ranging in size from three hundred to a thousand pieces—any Independent Living resident can borrow one or use one of the tables in the room. Over three hundred DVDs are also available, and cards for birthdays, anniversaries, and other occasions are offered for sale.


Maranatha Village Chaplain Shawn Oberg, and his wife Ruth, graciously opened their home on Christmas Eve to the Village residents. “I’ll be home for Christmas” was virtually possible to all residents regardless of health, financial restraints, or lack of family in the area. The resident’s joy was expressed in a song they sang to the Obergs: “We wish you a merry Christmas.”


Maranatha Village CEO Brian Miller, and his wife, Beth, hosted a lunch for their leadership team. It was an expression of appreciation to the individuals who piece together the infra-structure of Maranatha Village. Their expertise and commitment to the Village’s ministry is a blessing to all Maranatha Village residents.

Certainly, the Lord has guided CEO Miller in putting together an excellent team!

CEO Brian Miller, and his wife, Beth