Freelance writer Mary Jacobs lives in Plano, Texas, and covers health and fitness, spirituality, and issues relating to older adults. She writes regularly for The Dallas Morning News, The Senior Voice, Religion News Service, and other publications; her work has been honored by the Religion Communicators Council, the Associated Church Press, and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Mary’s work is online at www.MaryJacobs.com.
You would think that having a full-time job, plus a part-time job, would keep the Rev. Marquis Townes busy enough. But somehow, with the help of his family, he's found a way to also make a difference in the lives of children with special needs. And in a small way, the residents and staff of Eden Terrace in Spartanburg, S.C., are helping him do that this holiday season.