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Eyes & Ears of Moreno Valley

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Juanita BarnesJesus Our Friend, By Jack Zavada: “A rule I have had for years is to treat Jesus as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.” When Jesus came into the world in human form, He made it possible for us to become adopted sons and daughters in God’s family, co-heirs with Him to the gift of eternal life with the Father. But He gave us another Christmas gift few of us ever open and He saw that as much as we need a savior we also need a friend. Read (John 15:15 NIV). What better friend could you have? He never gets tired of listening to us steadfastly. He forgives your faults. He supports and encourages when you need it the most. So as we go into this new manifested year let us get closer to our Friend. It is easy if you and I read His word daily.


The Moreno Valley City Council will hold a swearing–in ceremony beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 5, 2010 in the Moreno Valley Council Chamber located at 141177 Fredrick Street. The Council will officially swear–in and seat the new mayor, Bonnie Flickinger and new mayor ProTem Robin Hastings. For more information contact the Moreno Valley City Clerk’s office at (951) 413–3001.

On a very somber note, December 29, 2009 at 11:30 a.m., family and friends gathered together for the homegoing service of Ms. Karla Kay Alford. From the age of five, her life was spent in MoVal. Karla was a loving daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. Karla also was a lover of music and her beautiful smile will be missed by everyone who knew her. To the family: may God forever smile open you and always remember the times you spent with her and she will forever be near. All the readers of this column will remember you in prayer.

Don’t forget the Inland Empire Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Association event February 6, 2010 for advance ticket sales contact (951) 657–7088, or 657–9585. For M.V.B.C.C. & Foundation upcoming events contact (951) 443–0226.

Inland Empire: come and celebrate CROSS OVER services with Overseer/Visionary Bishop Craig W. Johnson & Lady Demetria Johnson, Thursday December 31, 2009. Joy hour begins at 9:00 p.m. with main services beginning at 10:00 p.m. The special musical guest will be Ms. Chrystal Rucker. Attire is casual. For additional information, contact (909) 874–8676. The Cross Over will be held at COPIM, 1521 S. Riverside Ave., Rialto. Come to be blessed.

To all the readers: I just want to thank you all from as far away as the east coast for encouraging me throughout the year. For this I’m truly grateful, I‘m thankful to have the Brown family in my life. They have been and still are a blessing in my life. This column has helped me through a lot of heartaches and pain. God bless you all you mean so much to me in so many ways. See you next year! HAPPY NEW YEAR!



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