By Don Kok, Executive Director, Christian Hope Association
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 12:34
Margaret Baron went to be with her Lord and Savior – her ultimate heart’s treasure – on June 21, 2018. The Lord not only led Margaret to himself, but also guided her heart to passionately serve homeless women and children through helping to found and form New Way Ministries. Margaret served on the Board from the beginning, a driving force emotionally, financially, and logistically in providing a safe and stable environment where moms and their children can heal and begin a “new way” of living. She could have spent her final years on earth doing many other things, but instead she felt called to serve those in need with incredible devotion and commitment.
Mrs. Baron stepped up as the first treasurer of New Way Ministries, and faithfully kept the books manually and accurately in “old fashioned ledgers” (which we have preserved) almost to the end of her life. She was the ultimate fundraiser! Because of her passion and heart for the women and children at New Way, it was difficult to say no to Margaret’s requests for funds. She loved hosting the Board meetings at her home on Wiser Lake where the hospitality was fabulous, the conversation was filled with laughter, and the devotion to the mission of New Way was always focused.
Through her obedience to God’s calling, Margaret has left a legacy that has and will continue to touch not only the lives, but hearts of women and children who have in the past, do now, and will in the future make New Way their home. Margaret: Thank you. You are dearly missed.
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