Posts made in April, 2011

Coastal residents aim to preserve rich African culture

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Those who visit or volunteer with the Rural Mission quickly become aware of the special heritage of the Sea Islands families we serve. These families are descendants of a way of life, beliefs and way of speaking known as Gullah. Many of our long time volunteers are very fond of and highly respectful of this unique way of life that is a product of the isolation and rural nature of the Sea Island people for generations. Larry Copeland of USA Today has done a wonderful job of capturing this heritage within this story. This is the story of the roots of the Rural Mission deep within these...

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Blessing the Gethers' Home!

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The big housewarming and blessing ceremony with many of our volunteers and the Gethers family will not take place until May to allow Mrs. Sadie Gethers to fully recover from shoulder surgery. This week, Mrs. Gethers wanted the home blessed by God and a shorter blessing took place in her living room. Rev. Otis Scott of Wesley UMC on Johns Island is the family pastor and he asked for God’s blessings for the home and the family. The family has been living in the home for less than a month with some minor work still to be done. Mrs. Gethers and her daughter Sonja are thankful beyond words...

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