Greek Orthodox Church Members Moved Mountains
How A Handful Of Greek Orthodox Church Members Moved Mountains For An
Irvington, New Jersey Special Needs Family
Sunday, May 21: Extreme Makeover Airing Features Family Found Through Greek
Orthodox Missionary Works
RANDOLPH, N.J./EWORLDWIRE/May 20, 2006 --- Moved to action after hearing
the story of Beverly Turner and her special needs family repeated by their
Randolph, New Jersey-based Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Sunday School
teacher George Moshen, his class of 26 junior high school students of Saint
Andrew Greek Orthodox Church directed letters accompanied by video footage
recorded by fellow Sunday School teacher and videographer Ron Jaghab to
ABCs television program "Extreme Makeover-Home Edition."
Producers of the show ultimately selected Turners family as its two-hour
season finale on Sunday, May 21, the program will air the show reflecting
how 96 hours after the burned wreckage was torn down, a new, 6,000 square
foot home was revealed.
The Saint Andrew church members were driven to do more than simply provide
basic assistance to the family whose needs were more unique than usual:
53-year-old army veteran Beverly Turner, herself afflicted with cervical
cancer, asthma and myasthenia gravis, a degenerative disease that leaves
her exhausted beyond her years, lost her 1920's era home to fire - a home
which over 13 years had provided shelter and caring to 18 special needs
children, some with severe disabilities including a 19 year-old
quadriplegic girl in diapers using a feeding tube to sustain life and a 19
year-old autistic boy whose fits of rage at one time cost him his right eye.
Along with restoring the family with habitable housing, members of four
Greek Orthodox Churches and the mayor founded the Agape Foundation to allow
the public in the state of New Jersey to donate money, professional
services, and other needed items without tax implications for the family.
The actions by Greek Orthodox church members in helping the Turner family
are "the first of what will be many of our holy, Catholic, and Apostolic
churchs mission work in the inner city to show the love of Christ and the
beauty of Orthodoxy," added Moshen. "We offer our time, talents and
treasure as good stewards of Gods missionary outreach to a hurting world."
More information is available by contacting Peter Sedereas at St. Andrew
Greek Orthodox Church at (973)584-0388.
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Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church
1447 Sussex Tpk
Randolph, NJ 07869
SOURCE: St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church