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Marty Barclay

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Advent Group Ministries, Inc.
February 7, 2013

While working in resource development at Advent from 2000 to 2006, I knew that wasn't going to be enough and I wanted to get involved with the kids. So over the years my husband, Norm, and I have invited the teens to our home at Lake of the Pines in Auburn, California, where they've enjoyed swimming, boating and waterskiing ... as well as lots of good food. This year the boys came in January and had a blast going to the snow, which was a first for many.

Family and friends cannot comprehend how we can leave and turn our house over to the counselors and kids, but we know that everything we have belongs to the Lord and we want to use our home for His glory. The guys and gals are so appreciative of everything we do for them, and we delight in sharing our many blessings with these kids who so desperately need to be loved and accepted.

Since 2006, when we moved from San Jose to Auburn, I have remained on the golf committee and I continue to write the Advent quarterly newsletter. So, even though I'm not actually at Advent, being involved in this way keeps me in touch with what's going on in this vital ministry to hurting teens. And from the beginning I have encouraged my twin, Mary, to also become involved. In 2001 she and I became sponsors of Advent's Mary and Martha Golf Classic; hence, it was named after us.

Marty (Martha) Barclay
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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Volunteer