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The Ortner Family

Jeff & Elrenna Ortner were bi-vocational ministers, serving their community as both school teachers & church pastors for 20+ years. When Jeff was diagnosed with cancer and no longer able to care for the home, the condition deteriorated so severely that Elrenna actually fell through the floor.

 
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The Honorable Judge Cole Word connected Building Compassion with local Meridian businesses. Area churches including First Baptist, First United Methodist, Abundant Life A/G, and United Pentecostal provided food and housing for volunteers.

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Within three weeks of the project completion, Jeff passed away; but Elrenna was left with a worry-free, renovated home.

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