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“Eleven joyous years.”  That’s how long Monique Cardwell said that she and her husband, John, have been a part of Fun With The Son. FWTS is a Cottonwood Creek family mission event that provides eye and dental screenings, haircuts, face painting, balloon animals, train rides, and every school-aged child in attendance receives a backpack filled with school supplies.  Monique plays a huge role behind the scenes getting all of the permits and approval from the City...

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No One Faces Cancer Alone

Who do you talk to when you have cancer? Unless someone has had cancer, they can’t fully understand everything that you are facing. Whether they are going through this journey or walking alongside someone who is, cancer will touch everyone’s lives at some point. John Arakelian knows what it’s like to wake up feeling perfectly normal one day only to get a devastating cancer diagnosis the very next day. His family empathized with him, but John felt like he did not...

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Life is a Battle: Playing on the Court of Life

Aaron wasn't looking for a summer internship, but one found him. A student at Dallas Christian College studying practical ministry and leadership, Aaron would drive his girlfriend from Dallas each week so that she could coach a team through the Cottonwood Creek Sports Academy. Nathan Quillan, CCSA Sports Director, noticed Aaron hanging out in the bleachers each during practices and decided to get to know him. Nathan knew that with Aaron's desire to become a minister and his college...

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The Teacher Learns From The Students

There comes a point when the student becomes the teacher. Ashley, a junior at Baylor University studying elementary education, had always been the student. This summer, as a Cottonwood Creek Sports Academy intern, Ashley stepped into a leadership role and began coaching kids ten years or more younger than her. Prone to being a friend, Ashley learned how to be a leader with her students, but also be relatable. They may be ten years younger than her, but Ashley's students were...

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For The Least Of These

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Matthew 25:45,  “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’   In the savannah lands across Kenya, Africa, where giraffes and baboons roam freely and the scattering of Acacia trees provide relief from the sun that shines 12 months out of the year, more than 2.4 million children are labeled orphan. Disease, conflict and poverty have left most of these children to fend for themselves. Those who...

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