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Update: Larry Allen

Do you remember Larry Allen? Last fall I shared Larry’s story with you. After a lifetime of ministry he faced the reality of needing to move into an assisted living retirement home but just didn’t have the financial ability to make that move and pay for the physical and occupational therapy he needed.

Well, the KBF family came through in a big way and Larry’s needs were met. Because of your generosity, Larry was able to move into assisted living and get the care he needed.

But that’s not the end of the story. Since then, Larry has had cataract surgery on both eyes, and completed both of his therapy regimens. None of that, however, has slowed Larry down. From his wheelchair he invited a couple residents to have prayer and a Bible study each Friday morning. That group has now grown to include over ten-percent of all the residents in the home. And in less than one-year they have covered the Books of Ruth and James, and are now ready to start on Esther.

That’s still not the end of the story. In Larry’s spare time he has done supply preaching at the Christian church in town, officiated a Memorial Service for a veteran of the Korean Conflict, and led Communion services in the retirement home as well as at the local church. He has also formed a prayer-chain ministry to lift up the needs of residents as they deal with illnesses and surgeries … even recruiting members of the home’s professional staff to join the prayer team.

Then, at the request of the retirement home’s administration, Larry has been helping new residents feel welcome in the home as they make the transition from independent to assisted living. All of this at 84-years old … and from a wheelchair.

Larry’s story is just one example of the life-changing impact that you are making when you donate to the ministry of the Kairos Benevolence Fund. But don’t take it from me, here’s what Larry wanted to say to you, in his own words.

“To my Brothers & Sisters in Christ, Supporters of KBF: Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your love & generosity in making it possible to reside at Brookdale in Hendersonville NC. Words are inadequate to truly express my humble appreciation for the generosity of the contributors to the Fund! God has opened many doors of service from day one--leading a Bible study; offering Communion; helping with morning devotional; also giving individual counsel.. May I be worthy of your honor and trust, at age 84, to continue as a soldier of Christ".

Larry Allen

So, take it from Larry, your prayer support and financial support of KBF are making a difference for Christian church ministers and missionaries in need.

But, we know there are others, like Larry, who need help. 

So, would you take a moment right now and think if you have heard about a Christian church minister or missionary (or one of their family members) who has fallen ill, had an accident, or encountered some other type of health or financial crisis … and needs help?

If you can think of someone – here are three ways you can help:

Refer Someone ElseClick here – and you will be redirected to KBF’s referral form. There you can provide some brief information, then a member of the KBF team will follow up to learn more of the details.

Apply for Assistance for Yourself Click here – and complete KBF’s application form. Again, a member of the KBF team will respond to see how KBF might be able to assist.

Give a GiftClick here – and you will have access to a secure giving page, then follow the rest of the step-by-step instructions. Or, of course, you can mail a check directly to KBF at:

Kairos Benevolence Fund

PO Box 50791

Phoenix, AZ 85076-0791

Someone you know might be in need … and together we can help. Please let us know today.