“Newton County is home to many veterans. Our church appreciates the work they’ve done, but also recognizes that there is a lack of resources to help serve them.”

Rev. Wayne Williams, Senior Pastor at Morocco First UMC, felt called to help build support for Vietnam Veteran Ray Malenius, who was in need of a motorized wheelchair and a wheelchair ramp for safe and easy access into his residence. Rev. Williams, who served in the military for 15 years, learned about Malenius’ need through a Facebook post by Newton County Veterans Service Officer Albert Parr. He recalled that the church had received a motorized wheelchair as a donation and thought it was the perfect opportunity to put it to good use.

“This was one of those opportunities that caught my eye, God spoke to me,” said Rev. Wayne.

“It doesn’t matter what service or branch they (veterans) have served in — we’re one brotherhood, one community. Just as we’re called to be the body of Christ,” He added.
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