Marilyn Dear, 231-947-1387, or email
Touching Hearts is a care ministry to college students and service men and women. Each month care boxes are packed with goodies and mailed to a list of college students and people serving in the military from our church family.
The Adopt-a-Soldier program was started by the Touching Hearts ministry as a way to encourage and show appreciation to our military service people serving overseas at Christmas.
A soldier and his platoon (an average of 35-44 soldiers) are “adopted” by the CLG family who buy gifts, food, games, etc., from a list approved by the military, enough for a gift package for each soldier.
Items are then packaged and shipped to the platoon in time for Christmas. This has become a popular all-church project; the response has been so overwhelming that often there are so many goodies, the soldiers are able to share with others who may not receive anything for Christmas.