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Telling Our Stories

I didn’t have the greatest childhood. — By Christina (Tina) Aviles My parents got divorced when I was seven years old, and I was shuffled back and forth between my mom … Continue reading

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My Story by Sally Hoelterhoff

I grew up going to church—once on Wednesday and twice on Sunday. I went to Christian summer camp and Vacation Bible School. I knew all the stories about God, from Creation … Continue reading

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Where Food and Friendship Meet

Melanie doesn’t recall the exact circumstances that drew her to the Hunger Team training that Sunday afternoon in 2011, but as the following days and weeks unfolded, it was clear … Continue reading

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A Healing Journey for Grieving Parents

It was the 2:00 am phone call every parent dreads. Chris and Kathy Pelkey’s twenty-year-old daughter, Bethany, a college junior, away at school in Davenport, Iowa, had been hit by … Continue reading

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WBC’s Filipino-American Bible Study Group

10 Years of God’s Blessing and Grace One Sunday in February 2002, the Lord led us to visit Wheaton Bible Church, then on Main Street in Wheaton. We were looking … Continue reading

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Puente del Pueblo: Seed Planting & Soul Tending

At Puente del Pueblo, staff and volunteers actively seek out ways to plant and tend seeds of God’s grace and love in the lives of West Chicago residents. Puente’s director, … Continue reading

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An Adoption Journey: Living the Kingdom Dream

Angela and John Raske’s decision to explore international adoption was not a spur-of-the-moment, out-of-the-blue idea. The idea of adopting a child from another country had been planted in Angela’s heart … Continue reading

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Welcome Home

Three years ago, Heather Libby and her six children were close to being homeless. Heather’s marriage was ending, and the house where they lived was about to go into foreclosure. … Continue reading

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Someone You Should Know: Mark Irvin

An Interview with Mark Irvin, Pastor of Marriage, Men and Care Tell us about growing up. I was born in Toronto, Canada, the oldest of four kids. I have two … Continue reading

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Notes and News: Global Outreach

Ecclesia Community Group Heads to India on a “Go on Your Own” Mission Trip In late January, nine young adults in their twenties from our Ecclesia Adult Class left for … Continue reading

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The Race Set Before Us

Since we made the decision to relocate to our current campus, God has blessed our church with many, many faithful people who have given—often sacrificially—to support our ongoing ministry, to … Continue reading

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ELDER PROFILE: Brett Lucas

How long have you been a member of Wheaton Bible Church? We have been attending WBC since 2004, when we moved to Wheaton. We had visited several times when in … Continue reading

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Galina’s Story: A New Commitment. A Fresh Beginning.

Galina Shuliga loves her parents. She admires their courageous decision to 
immigrate to America many years ago from the then Soviet-dominated Ukraine. She is thankful that they are people of … Continue reading

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Wil’s New Haircut

It was far more than a fashion statement when Wil Franco dramatically changed his hairstyle this past summer. In fact, the Iglesia del Pueblo Youth Pastor’s new look was his … Continue reading

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Follow Me (My Story) by Rob Bugh

It was a return to familiar—even sacred—territory for Senior Pastor Rob Bugh when our church began a study in the Gospel of Mark this fall. Why? Because it was in … Continue reading

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ELDER PROFILE: Manny Favela

How long have you been a member of Wheaton Bible Church? I have been attending here since 1999, when my wife and I returned to the Chicago area from Puerto … Continue reading

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Passing on Our Missions Legacy: Challenging a New Generation to Go

It might be the best-kept secret at Wheaton Bible Church. Twelve Sundays each spring and fall, groups of twenty to twenty-five children make their way from Children’s Ministries in WBC’s … Continue reading

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Someone You Should Know: Angie Roberts

LIFE recently sat down with Angie Roberts. Angie has been on staff at Wheaton Bible Church for more than a year but is now taking on a brand-new assignment—new to … Continue reading

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