Courtney Hayes, 42
Lives in: Springfield, MO
Attorney at AG Financial
Charity: Junior League of Springfield, MO
My grandma Bond. She had a smile that never stopped, a heart as big as they come and she showed God’s love to everyone she met. Her house was the most welcoming, comfortable house I have ever entered. She also had shoes, hats, gloves and jewelry to match every outfit, which made for the best place to play dress-up as a kid.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God who sees you as a perfect masterpiece. Be kind to everyone no matter what; you never know what challenges the other person is facing at that very moment.
I was a clogger at Silver Dollar City when I was a kid. Also, I have never had a Facebook account.
The grace of God, not earned nor deserved, yet freely given.
I love Branson… all of it! It feels like vacation every time I go.
Poverty continues to be an issue for our community. Our nonprofits, local businesses and government agencies continue to collaborate on this issue, but sustainable funding is always a challenge. Our community already offers shelters, meals and other resources. However, my passion is a partnership with our faith-based community to provide a different kind of support to our fellow community members. I do not believe you can solve poverty or homelessness by merely giving them a handout. Our local churches have the ability to provide additional resources, give purpose and restore hope to our homeless community members. Together we can invest in their lives and truly serve them. If every church in Greene County committed to invest in, love and support just one person, we would be able to touch the lives of hundreds.
In asking my closest friends, they settled on “selfless.”
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