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by KRL staff

Some of the KRL staff have shared some Easter memories here-some sweet, some funny, some spiritual, and with reoccurring themes of family and missing Easter eggs. I hope you enjoy their memories and they remind you of some of your own which you are encouraged to share in the comments below! Happy Easter!


by Lorie Lewis Ham

When you walk into the Bonner Auditorium the set makes you feel as though you have stepped into a church. When the show begins with the choir singing, and the pastors walk down the aisle shaking hands, then you feel even more like you have accidentally walked into a church service. But instead, you are at the StageWorks Fresno production of the play The Christians.


by Jim Bulls

In the early 1900s, a great Pentecostal movement started in the Azuza Street Church in Los Angeles, and those called to God set forth on a mission of revivals throughout the United States.


by J.R. Lindermuth

“Just like the others, sir,” Officer Flora Vastine said, “the doors were left open.”
Daniel “Sticks” Hetrick, former chief and now special consultant to the Swatara Creek Police Department, grunted as he slid his lanky frame out from behind the steering wheel of his car. He followed Officer Vastine up the walk to the front door of St. Thomas Evangelical Methodist Church. “And, just like the others, there will be a thousand fingerprints all over the place.”


by James Garcia Jr.

In the six years that my family and I have been attending Kingsburg Community Church, we have had a few different Worship Leaders. All have been very good, but little did I know how special our current leader was. He wears many different hats: Music Teacher, Choral Director, Composer, Musician, Recording Engineer and Producer to name but a few.


H.O.P.E. Sanger


FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andHelping Hands,
andMinistry Musings

by Doris Knowlton

H.O.P.E. Sanger formed six months ago when a small group bonded together to give hot nourishing meals to those in need. Julie Mendoza is the leader of this successful organization and she loves every minute of the fast pace and heavy workload. H.O.P.E. Sanger is made up of about 25-people which includes pastors from 11-local churches.

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by Diana Bulls

Less than 30 minutes drive from Reedley, in the little mountain community of Squaw Valley, sits Mountain Valley Community Church (MVCC) under the interim leadership of Pastor Chris Lewis. A core group of members in this country congregation have taken on the mission of making life easier for men and women in the Armed Forces. They have never turned away any military person someone wanted added to the ministry.


210 In Visalia, More Than Just a Club

IN THE January 22 ISSUE

FROM THE Arts & Entertainment,

by Courtney Hayslett

An environment cultivating life through conversation, art, and music can be found inside the historic brick building on the corner of Locust and Center. Tucked in the hub of downtown Visalia, 210’s magnetism creates a comfortable living room for the community, nourishing life and imprinting culture daily.


by Lorie Lewis Ham

Here at Kings River Life Magazine, we realize how important teachers are to the lives of our children and the future of our communities as they shape the leaders of tomorrow. Sadly, most of the best teachers work long hours with little recognition or thanks.

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IN THE January 15 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andChristopher Lewis,
andHelping Hands,
andMinistry Musings

by Christopher Lewis

It’s amazing how many people I hear talking about what they consider to be the most terrible of sins. They usually focus on sexual things when they do so. However, I would like to suggest today that one of the truly most terrible sins is something that you actually find running rampant among many of the people who talk the most loudly against sin.


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