Fresh air! Beautiful flowers! Great friends! The perfect setting for happy chatter and pure joy!
Spud and Julie DeMent join their neighbors, Gerald and Gerri Jackson, for some fun and fellowship. Smiles and positive conversation lift their spirits. The day is brighter and the goodness of the Lord evident.
Maranatha Village residents attended their first Town Hall meeting since the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. Smiles and happy chatter created a cheerful atmosphere for an encouraging update. It was great to be TOGETHER AGAIN!
Chaplain Shawn Oberg served as Grill Master for Maranatha Village’s annual indoor summer picnic. Fifty MV residents attended, enjoying a good meal and good fellowship. A sense of normalcy prevailed in the wake of the COVID pandemic. The flow of regular activities has begun, and is so refreshing!
Stu Hulsebus, and his wife Lou, traveled for several years as volunteers participating in church building projects. Then, they moved to Maranatha Village and Stu brought his tools with him—now neatly arranged along the walls of their garage.
Stu loves his workshop and continues to create wood products that are a blessing to others. One need not “leave it all behind” when retiring at Maranatha Village!
Maranatha Village’s new Chief Executive Officer Brian Miller, and his wife, Beth, were received by Village residents on Thursday, June 17, 2021. Miller will assume his responsibilities July 1, 2021.
Miller is a graduate of Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri and has served as an administrator of retirement communities most of his professional career. His passion for the Lord, his profession, and Assemblies of God values that make Maranatha Village special, are apparent.
June is finally here! It’s when summer officially begins, and brings warmth and life in full bloom. So it is with life at Maranatha Village!
The Bible is the Word of Life for all believers in Christ, and our Bible Studies are reflecting that Life. On Tuesdays at 10:15, Dr. David Ringer is exploring the Book of Acts, with the adventures of the Apostles. On Wednesdays at 7 pm, Ruthie Oberg is diving deep into the rich doctrine of 2 Timothy. These ministries are aired on Maranatha Village’s private TV channel and will be offered “live” when the COVID restrictions are lifted.
Maranatha Village residents are blessed and blooming!
New buildings are beautiful, trendy, and in the very best condition. Yet, with age every facility will show some wear and tear. They all need “Tender Loving Care (TLC)” to maintain their pristine appearance and functionality.
Maranatha Village’s maintenance team has heart and skills, enabling them to maintain and update all campus facilities. Indoors, it may be installing a new microwave. Outdoors, it may be putting on a new roof. Their efforts enhance the beauty of the Village and stimulate civic pride.
Shawn Oberg assumed the position of Lead Chaplain on May 1, 2021. His first day involved moving into a new office and assisting with the transfer of some residents to a different facility—an indication of a busy schedule in the days to come.
Shawn and his wife and ministry partner, Ruthie, celebrate their 32nd wedding anniversary this month. Maranatha Village Chapel welcomes this ministry team and looks forward to their leadership.
Jim Wilkins, Maranatha Village resident, captured a sampling of the burst of spring color across the Village. The bradford pear, redbud, dogwood, and other flowering trees have displayed nature’s beauty in a splash of color, brightening the entire campus and the spirit of all who live there.