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Area ministry group receives over $11K
Live Like Jesus Today Ministries the fourth quarter recipient of 100+ People That Care
COURTESY PHOTO Live Like Jesus Today Ministries receive more than $11,000 in donations after being chosen for the 2021 fourth-quarter recipient at the 100+ People Who Care group.

Live Like Jesus Today Ministries is the 2021 fourth quarter recipient of the donations of the 100+ People That Care of Barton County group.

Founded by Buzz and Clifann Birney on the guiding principles of taking action and looking every day for opportunities to serve, this valuable organization ministers and touches the lives of many here in Barton County and beyond. With the goals of leading by example, growing by serving, seeking God’s direction, and working alongside those they minister to, they bring prayer, praise, and worship to many through their “Contagious” Bible Study groups at Barton Community College, prison ministry at Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility, “Gold” teenage girls ministry in Ellinwood, and monthly mission trips to Wichita to work with those in need and alongside Convoy of Hope.

With the over $11,000 in donations from the 100+ People That Care of Barton County Group, Live Like Jesus Today Ministries was able to minister through the holiday season with Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes and by adopting families for Christmas. They assist families through the local soup kitchen, bring food donations in by covering freight costs, provide gas and hotel expenses for those traveling for doctor visits, and donate bedding and furniture to families in need. Live Like Jesus Today Ministries was also able to provide a warming shelter last winter for Great Bend residents in need.

To learn more about Live Like Jesus Today Ministries, contact staff by calling 620-564-2158, visit their website at, and like the organization’s Facebook page.

The next giving meeting for the 100+ People Who Care group will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard,2920 10th St. At that time, representatives from Live Like Jesus Today Ministries will return to provide an update on how they have been utilizing their donation. Members will also vote to select and nominate local charitable organizations to receive future funds. More details can be found on the group’s website,, or on their Facebook page.