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By Rick Boston
Staff Writer 

'Wood Ministry' Warms Those in Need

Series: Holiday Season | Story 2

Last updated 12/26/2019 at 10:59am

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John and Christy Lawler started the wood ministry for people who need help heating their homes during the cold months.

Ideas can hit when you least expect them. For John Lawler of East Freedom, an afternoon of cutting wood 10 years ago produced an idea that has helped keep those in need warm through the cold winter months.

A ministry begins

Lawler and his wife were living in Huntingdon but had become members of the New Life Alliance Church, which at that time held its meetings at the YMCA in Roaring Spring.

Church members would meet up occasionally to help cut firewood for members of the congregation, and it was on one of those days an idea was born.

Lawler, New Life Alliance Pastor Ed Jelliff and a churc...

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