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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This guidebook would never have been envisioned if it wasn’t for the exceptional work of trailblazers like Heidi Unruh and Andy Rittenhouse. Their team started a movement of collaboration and volunteerism in Knoxville, TN through a simiSHYZL[VMN\PKLIVVRZ;OL`OH]LZLLUV]LYJO\YJOLZWHY[ULY[VNL[OLY[VZLY]L[OLJVTTVUNVVK[OYV\NOHUVUWYVÄ[ organization called Compassion Coalition. Heidi and Andy also consulted with us for Salt & Light: A Guide to Loving 5VY[O^LZ[0UKPHUH;OLPYL_WLYPLUJLZ^LYLPU]HS\HISL[VZOHWPUN[OLÄUHSN\PKLIVVRMVY5VY[O^LZ[0UKPHUH>LHYL thankful for their visionary spirit and willingness to help. >LHYLMVYL]LYNYH[LM\S[V;YH]PZ=H\NOU^OVÄYZ[IYV\NO[[OL]PZPVUMYVT2UV_]PSSL[V5VY[O^LZ[0UKPHUH/LW\[ together the initial team of volunteers, cast the vision of what could be in Northwest Indiana, and provided much wisdom on researching a community. He challenged our paradigms and encouraged us to dream. God used Travis to ignite a spark that we trust will become a blaze of community transformation in our region. We also acknowledge the work of the Salt & Light Core Team over the last 2 years. Thank you for never giving up. ‹ Brandon Funtall provided hours of tireless research for the Ways to Connect sections. He also conducted a survey of local churches. ‹ Derric Isensee oversaw and conducted many interviews over the last two years. His dedication to the project has been invaluable. ‹ Darryl Ford excelled in interviewing key stakeholders in our community. ‹ Jena Bellezza brought a large network of friends and associates. Her contacts proved useful to guiding us forward. She also conducted interviews of key stakeholders. ‹ Kim Hall provided much encouragement and prayer, and also assisted with our focus groups. ‹ 4PJOLSSL3LLIYV\NO[`LHYZVMUVUWYVÄ[L_WLYPLUJL[V[OL[HISLHUKWYV]PKLKOLSW^P[OYLZLHYJOMVJ\ZNYV\WZ and interviews. ‹ Mike and Sarah Pavlik contributed their expertise in research for our chapter on children and youth. They also WYV]PKLKPUZPNO[PU[V[OLW\ISPZOPUNHUKUVUWYVÄ[^VYSKZ ‹ Nancy Robinson stepped out of her comfort zone and conducted focus groups for all three chapters. ‹ Nicole Schmied shined as she conducted focus groups on families and education. ‹ Stacy Knox was an incredible cheerleader and prayer warrior for the entire project. ‹ A special thanks goes to Pastor Chris Carr, of Bethel Church, for understanding the vision of Salt & Light, his constant support, and his tremendous patience. We are so thankful to Bethel for underwriting much of the cost for Salt & Light 1st Edition.

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Salt & Light: A Guide to Loving Northwest Indiana  

This book is meant to stir your hearts for our community and help you see Northwest Indiana through the lens of Jesus – a place he dearly lo...

Salt & Light: A Guide to Loving Northwest Indiana  

This book is meant to stir your hearts for our community and help you see Northwest Indiana through the lens of Jesus – a place he dearly lo...

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