ISSUE NO 1 CCX MISSIONAL MAGAZINE Helping Ms Mack A longstanding relationship goes a long way Meet a true McDowell woman who loves Jesus Real World Problems Social media are already more important than our lives most people would say What does the internet really do to our society Catering to the County Sherrie Belt is a determined and dedicated young entrepreneur with a heart for Jesus and a heart for her county
ISSUE NO. 1  CCX MISSIONAL MAGAZINE  Helping Ms. Mack A longstanding relationship goes a long way. Meet a true McDowell wo...
Welcome to CCX The Missional On Line Magazine In designing this magazine we had 3 people in mind The person who is investing in our ministry in McDowell County the person who God is calling to invest in our ministry and the person who loves McDowell County and Jesus Our hope is to deliver relevant and current stories from the frontlines of what God is doing here The great football coach Lou Holtz once said that nothing is as good as it seems and nothing is as bad as it seems but somewhere in the middle lies reality As a resident there are times of discouragement where everything looks bleak As a missionary we get too enthused and think everything is awesome Recently while being interviewed the Executive Director realized that he felt a burden to have answers for every question somebody asked Questions like why is the county the way it is the school system in the shape it s in or why people leave stay or whatever His truest answer to many of these questions are I don t know Obviously he has ideas everybody has ideas but the answers are far more complicated If they were easy we would be talking about how awesome everything was There are no silver bullets and no quick fixes It will take hard work and time to turn the tide With the grace of God and only the grace of God we will turn the tide Every month we will give you 4 5 reasons why we believe McDowell County is worth our effort and worth your investment Please enjoy the articles pray for each person in the stories and be obedient to the part God has you to play May God bless you for your care love and generosity The Staff of CCX The On Line Magazine
Welcome to CCX, The Missional On-Line Magazine    In designing this magazine we had 3 people in mind. The person who is in...
MINISTRY SNIPPETS For the second year in a row we hosted a Seder dinner to remember the Passover and Jesus sacrifice for us It was a night of fun and fellowship The boxing club started back up in March and has been doing very well Many kids have joined and those returning have done well in competitions
MINISTRY SNIPPETS For the second year in a row, we hosted a Seder dinner to remember the Passover and Jesus sacrifice for ...
HELPING rules she was brought up with Ms Mack Her obedience was one of the many reasons With a warm smile and glow about for the elderly For most of her adult life she her Beverly McDannials welcomed worked close to the county and only us into her home to hear her story ventured out to Ohio for a small time before Raised in Gary area number 2 she is returning home She married later in life to the only one of her school mates that Mr Mack who she spent 5 very enjoyable has stayed in McDowell County years with before he passed This was Raised by her grandparents she grew around 2002 when the floods came and he up in the church and spent most her battled Alzheimer for a time Today she lives early years among adults She in Gary we know her because in the 17 years learned to respect and admire those Jay and Karen have been at the mission The adults in her life and respected the Community Crossing has worked on her why her grandparents adored her After finishing high school she watched children for many years then transitioned into caring NOMADIC 24 house multiple times Her reliance on God and His aid through trials has molded her By Lesa Wilson Photo by Kyler Wilson into a woman who loves Jesus fervently
HELPING  rules she was brought up with.  Ms. Mack  Her obedience was one of the many reasons  With a warm smile and glow a...
We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give WINSTON CHURCHILL
   We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.    WINSTON CHURCHILL
CATERING TO THE COUNTY BECAUSE ULTIMATELY IT S ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE In some ways S S Catering is like any small business trying to etch out a piece of the market There are entrepreneurs all across the country jumping into the pool of risk in hopes of making a living doing what they love to do There are many factors to predicting success and that is why S S Catering is different On paper there is no way anybody would bet on Sherrie Belt and her start up Sherrie started S S at a time when most 17 year olds are still in high school playing video games and looking for a job at McDonald s Sherrie grew up living with her grandmother sister and her aunt Sherrie and her sister were homeschooled Aunt Patty was her teacher in school and serves as her mentor and assistant in the catering company One of Sherrie s most difficult challenges was being dyslexic If being young and dyslexic was not enough of a challenge she started her business in one of the poorest counties in the country during a time of economic stagnation and population decline On paper S S Catering would be a terrible bet except one thing Sherrie The CCX director Jay Wilson has known Sherrie since she was 9 years old As a homeschooling Dad he saw how she was struggling in school and suggested to Aunt Pat that they should homeschool At the time Pat was the bookkeeper for the mission Eventually Sherrie came on staff to work in the after school tutoring program Sherrie applied and was accepted in the CCX Youth Leadership Program when she was 16 years old She was an exceptional hard worker that summer The reason S S Catering is celebrating 10 years of being in business is because Sherrie is an over comer She continues to overcome as she has no quit in her Today she is married and has a beautiful and spunky little girl Annalyse She has been a Parent as Teacher s client and cheerleader for almost 3 years She loves her community and she loves Jesus In our world there are few bright spots and S S Catering is one those S S is known for selling box lunches and for catering meeting and events Consistently she sells out her products at festivals and events If you like salads or pepperoni rolls then S S is who you would call Going forward she hopes to move from the volatility of box lunches and more into catering Regardless of what Sherrie decides to do regardless of the odds against success the mission will continue to support and to bet against the odds
CATERING TO THE COUNTY BECAUSE ULTIMATELY IT S ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE In some ways, S S Catering is like any small business ...
FEATURE PAGE 28 INTERVIEW REAL WORLD PROBLEMS AN INTERVIEW WITH VENICE VASSEL BY ANIKA FRANCES The millennials a wistful F Scott Fitzgerald might have written today are different than you and me Managers accustomed to using certain practices to engage boomers are going to have to change their ways and practices if they hope to engage and retain the newest heavily scrutinized employee cohort the wonderful millennials This author recently completed an important study and he offers valuable advice that managers can use to make millennials feel wanted and respected Baby boomers are currently the largest generation of active workers Research has shown that boomers identify their strengths as organizational memory optimism and their willingness to work long hours This generation grew up in organizations with large corporate hierarchies rather than flat management structures and teamwork based job roles Millennials are creating a change in how work gets done as they work more in teams and use more technology Their social mindset however is also a significant factor As Leigh Buchanon writes in Meet the Millennials One of the characteristics of millennials besides the fact that they are masters of digital communication is that they are primed to do well by doing good Almost 70 percent say that giving back and being civically engaged are their highest priorities Coupled with the socially minded millennial comes their desire to be creative Millennials have grown up in a time where information has become available instantly Through a Google or Wikipedia search answers to even quite complicated questions can be found As such millennials have developed into a group that wants to work on new and tough problems and ones that require creative solutions In a 2009 article by Tamara Erickson a millennial who had been struggling in her role admitted to peers that
FEATURE  PAGE  28  INTERVIEW  REAL WORLD PROBLEMS AN INTERVIEW WITH VENICE VASSEL BY ANIKA FRANCES     The millennials,   ...
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PAT BABY SHOWER I stand outside looking at a beautiful house, with little blemish, some chipped paint, otherwise ntact. Ku...
Everything was very insightful and helpful for first time parents All the gifts and info was great also PAT Mom An ice cream is a sweetened frozen food typically eaten as a snack or dessert It is usually made from dairy products such as milk and cream and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavours It is typically sweetened with sugar or sugar substitutes MARCH 2017
 Everything was very insightful and helpful for first time parents  All the gifts and info was great also.  -PAT Mom      ...