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Not in the Dark: How Blind People Live Like Everybody Else


Once again Union College (Lincoln, Nebraska) students received a challenge from Christian Record Services for the Blind (CRSB) to create a short video illustrating how blind people live like everybody else. Three student finalists screened their videos before a live audience at Union’s Woods Auditorium on Sunday, April 6.

Initiated in 2013, the in:sight Video Contest, sponsored by Union College and Christian Record, offered student videographers an opportunity to develop and deliver true stories. It also provided a real-world learning experience regarding the world of blindness and visual impairment.

“Some may think it odd to host a video contest where the topic centers on people who are blind or visually . . .

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NCBC Summer Camps: Carpe Diem, Dude!

National Camps for Blind Children (NCBC) is gearing up for its annual summer camp season. People who are blind or visually impaired are invited to attend these camps for free, thanks to generous financial donors. Twelve camps in locations around the United States will be offered this summer season. "Carpe Diem, Dude," this year's theme, captures the spirit of NCBC camps.

 

What is "carpe diem"? It is a Latin phrase that means "seize the day," or to enjoy the moment. NCBC camps are designed to offer opportunities for physical, emotional, and spiritual growth in a safe environment. For many, camp is the big event of the year. From the variety of outdoor activities to . . .

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Help "Spruce Up" the Christian Record Campus through Give to Lincoln Day


Christian Record has a unique opportunity to beautify its headquarters landscaping this May.

Give to Lincoln, a one-day event to celebrate philanthropy, is Thursday, May 29. On this day, nonprofit organizations based in Lincoln, Nebraska, are encouraged to activate their donors to help fund special Lincoln-only based projects. A $300,000 challenge grant, raised by supporters of the Lincoln Community Foundation, will be shared among all nonprofits that have donations submitted through a special Razoo donation page. The amount Christian Record could receive depends on the percentage of the total raised by all Lincoln-based nonprofits on May 29.  

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Ministry Coordinators for the Blind

Photo by B. Roberts/ANN
Photo by B. Roberts/ANN

April 16, 2014/CRN Staff .  .  .  Seventh-day Adventist church leaders met at the denominational headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, earlier this month to discuss the worldwide work of Christian Record to people who are blind or visually impaired. 

Larry Pitcher, Christian Record president, presented a new initiative for church members worldwide to help more people who are blind see Jesus.  Ministry Coordinators for the Blind, an essential part of this initiative, are needed to assist local churches with identifying people who would qualify and appreciate reading services from Christian Record. "These coordinators," said Pitcher, "ideally need to be . . .

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Christian Record Annual Day of Giving Encourages Everyone to "Give the Blind a Chance"


Saturday, April 12, 2014 is a special day of giving emphasis, the Christian Record Annual Day of Giving. On this special day, individuals and churches are encouraged to embrace this year's theme, Give the Blind a Chance. Tips, videos, articles and more to help with planning this special day can be found at www.CRSBday.org. The day of giving site will be updated regularly with new content as April 12 nears.

Please save Saturday, April 12, as a day to give the blind a chance in your neighborhood, church, and community. 

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