Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight

This weekly feature highlights the work people are doing in The Light FM’s listening area. You’ll hear interesting and lively conversations with community difference makers.

Episodes

February 19, 2024 13 mins

How do we look past the outward appearance of someone and love them for who they are? Someone God created and loved. It's hard sometimes right?! The Cleveland County Rescue Mission is doing that every day. Meeting the physical needs of someone down and out to then meet their spiritual needs. Hear amazing stories and how you can help when you listen to today's Community Spotlight with Micheal Woods. 

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Ever heard of released time for school kids? Many haven't. It's a great concept many school systems allow for. Where once a week a parent can sign off for their child to miss one class period and go off-site with a school approve organization for more learning. Lisa Head from Christian Learning Centers in Greenville, SC are using this opportunity to share the gospel! Hear how on today's Community Spotlight.

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February 5, 2024 12 mins

Each year more and more people fall into addiction with drugs or alcohol. Falling into addiction can be easy, but breaking out can be the most challenging thing someone tries to do. One of the reasons for this is there are SOOO many competing ideas for how to break out. What if there was one thing someone addicted could lean on that proves effective in finding freedom? There is! It's Jesus! Narvis Hart and Ann ...

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January 29, 2024 14 mins

When you make a big mistake and are caught in it along with shame, you may have felt alone, right? What encouraged you? It may not have been a friend or family member lifting your head, but it likely was. It took action on their part to brighten your day. So, when a teenager makes a mistake that places them in jail, can you imagine how alone they might feel? Haley Hunt started weekly going to local jails to sim...

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There are many conversations happening in the pro-life community of how to take a stand for life but how to take it further than that. To support young mothers after they choose to keep their baby. Supplies, support, helping them get in community, and most of all showing them Jesus. Love Life Ministry in Charlotte stands firm on those beliefs everyday - and they exist to support churches and Pregnancy Care Cent...

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January 15, 2024 13 mins

Culture sure has changed over the last few years hasn't it? Is it possible to re-unite our society? And if it was how would we? The Stronger Together Movement in Rutherford County, NC has been working on this idea for a few years now and are seeing progress! How are they doing it? Hear that today on Community Spotlight.

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January 15, 2024 12 mins

Respect for elders. Care and love for neighbors. Listening to a friend when they need to talk. These are all pretty important, right? Learning them isn't always easy though. How about teaching them? That's what Nancy Martin's task is with The Maxwell Foundation Program, to change the world by teaching core values. How is she accomplishing this? Hear that today on Community Spotlight. 

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January 2, 2024 15 mins

Education systems have plenty of wonderful programs for students with mentally disabilities, but when they graduate those programs disappear. What now? That's the question many parents of adults with disabilities are asking. Katie Michelle from David's Table saw the need and stepped in. They connect those with disabilities with community each week in Greeneville, SC. The best part, Jesus is right in the center....

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December 19, 2023 15 mins

Legacy of Hope International is helping to stop human trafficking around the world - but did you know that human trafficking is not a global issue, it's a USA issue. How do we help? Legacy of Hope believes it's through education. Teach children of the risks and how to be careful. Hear more today on Community Spotlight. 

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December 12, 2023 13 mins

Mission work is so amazing and incredibly fulfilling! For many smaller non-profit ministries though, getting the funding needed to support their work can be an unwanted hurtle. In fact, a large number of those in ministry have little to no training on how to raise money, or understand why it's important. Mission Increase out of Greeneville, SC exists to support small non-profits and train leaders how to effecti...

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December 12, 2023 14 mins

Johhny and Tracey Norris are making a real impact in the lives of people without a home. Hear today how they are doing that in Shelby, NC and how you can do the same where you are!

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We are so thankful for our veterans! But we need to do more than just say we are, we need to show it!  Brandon Wilson with ABCCM has a heart for getting the community involved in the life of a veteran, and has some simple ways to share with you today! 

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Christmas is one of the days we most look forward to each year isn't it!? You fondly remember Christmas as a child and still get excited each year to this day. But many people are lonely on Christmas. No matter the reason, Bounty of Bethlehem is helping put an end to that! No one should be lonely on Christmas! That's why for 40 years now Bounty of Bethlehem in Hendersonville, NC has served a Christmas dinner fo...

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November 13, 2023 20 mins

Pastors are so important! They encourage, pray, and give of themselves every single day! But, what happens when they need some encouragement or prayer? Learn what Energize Ministries does for pastors throughout Western North Carolina from their Director Andy Bowersox and how you can be intentional today and bless yours!

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November 6, 2023 13 mins

C.D. Osborne felt led to begin ministering to people in prison a few years ago, but had no idea what to expect. All he knew was that he was nervous about it. That's where God took over. Today on Community Spotlight hear C.D.'s story of how God used him then and is using him now to minister to those in prison. 

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"Hey dad, why don't we give a house away to a veteran?" That's the question posed to Brandon Quinn by his son earlier this year. Instead of laughing it off, Brandon said "you know what? Why not!" Brandon is the founder of QB1 Enterprises, a affordable home building organization in Western North Carolina, and through is knowledge in home building, they are giving away a home to a veteran this veterans day! How??...

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October 23, 2023 17 mins
In today's culture, getting away to unplug has never been more important...especially for our teenagers. Bill Dingle with Icthus Ministries in Bryson City, NC has a retreat center designed for this! Hear more of how this is impacting his community today!
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Never married, divorced, or widowed. Whatever the reason for singleness, that's where you are. In fact, that's where more than 50 percent of Americans are...single. What is God doing though in this season? He has a purpose for your life, but finding it is easier than you may think. Kris Swiatocho has lead The Singles Network Ministries for years and has a special word for singles today about how God is at work ...
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October 19, 2023 15 mins
According to a recent study, fewer than half of American Christians pray daily. That should not be! How do we regain a passion for prayer as a nation? By starting on a local level. Tonya Skelly and Greg Christopher have a heart to help foster local prayer groups and are here to talk about how! They've also started the Pray for North Carolina prayer walk coming up!
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October 2, 2023 10 mins
Hope is incredible isn't it? When it seems like all is going WRONG around you, a little glimmer of hope can keep you going. So, when a woman learns that she has breast cancer, many women feel like they have NO hope. But Kim Battle and Debbie Burchfield are changing that narrative, by providing money for gas, groceries and other things with a smile to women with breast cancer...providing tangible hope in their t...
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