My husband and I saw a rather inviting article advertising Maranatha Village Retirement Center in a March 2003 Pentecostal Evangel magazine. We drove the 300 miles from our home in Olive Branch, MS, to Springfield, MO, to see Maranatha for ourselves. We were so impressed that we sold our house and moved into our duplex here on May 18, 2003 – in less than a two-month timeframe.
Now, twenty years later, I am still impressed. I find Maranatha residents and administration to be a close-knit community full of kind, caring, loving, and attentive people. The maintenance crew takes good care of the grounds and whatever needs attention inside a residence. Other residents were extremely supportive of me when my husband passed away in March 2022.
Besides being on the receiving end, Maranatha provides many opportunities for me to be of service to others. I am privileged to help greet Chapel visitors every Sunday and Wednesday, as well as providing music for gatherings in the Assisted Living section.
Residents also serve in various capacities throughout the Village, including our benevolent Maranatha Mall which donates proceeds from their sales of donated used items to the needs of those in the Nursing Home section. We can participate in any or all of the offered activities, exercise classes, games, worship services, Bible studies, breakfast with Chaplain, prayer meeting, etc.
Maranatha is one big happy family. If I did not already live here, I’d be packing to move in right now!