Beidlers receive national Everence Journey Award
SOUDERTON, Pa.—Luke and Dot Beidler were named recipients of the national Journey Award from Everence. This award recognizes that Beidlers, from Norristown, Pa., have lived a life of intentional and holistic stewardship.
The award was presented Nov. 11, 2011, as part of the joint annual assembly of Franconia Mennonite Conference and Eastern District Conference.
Created in 2001, the Journey Award highlights what people of faith are doing as stewards of their God-given gifts. The national award is a $5,000 donation to charities. The Beidlers are splitting the donation among Norristown New Life Mennonite Church, Methacton Mennonite Church and Norristown Ministries Hospitality Center.
“This award recognizes and thanks the Beidlers for their faithful and creative use of the gifts God has given them,” said Randy Delp, Everence managing director in Souderton, Pa.
The Beidlers were especially recognized for their unique investment in a rental building as their personal ministry. They live in the Norristown building and work at being caring and attentive landlords in creating a home for residents who can have significant physical, economic or other life challenges. The Beidlers attend Nueva Vida Norristown New Life Mennonite Church.
Everence helps individuals, organizations and congregations integrate finances with faith through a national team of advisors and representatives. Everence offers banking, insurance and financial services with community benefits and stewardship education. Everence is a ministry of Mennonite Church USA and other churches. To learn more, visit www.everence.com or call (800) 348-7468.
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For more information, contact: Judy Martin Godshalk, (800) 348-7468 ext. 3514, (575) 533-9515 ext. 3514, firstname.lastname@example.org
Landlords Luke and Dot Beidler with residents Norman Robinson and Kenneth Wright (left to right) at their unique rental building that nurtures community and a sense of home. (Photo provided)