"The last 11 years have been the best of my life," said Ron, a former client of the Royal Pines Recovery Center.
Prior to coming to Royal Pines over 11 years ago, Ron's life had been a mess. After going through open-heart surgery, Ron could not work, was living in a car and couldn't afford the medicine he needed. According to Ron, "I thought I was dying anyway, so 'why not get it over with?' I started using alcohol to knock myself out every night." Ron even considered ending his life before coming to Royal Pines...
Ron P., now a happy Royal Pines graduate
Click here to read the rest of Ron's testimony.by Mission staff
Musician Kevin Derryberry recently performed at the Jimmie Hale Mission and brought his own style of praise and worship to the men during an afternoon chapel service.
Chaplain Mike Henson introduced
Kevin to the men in attendance
After performing several solo songs during which Derryberry accompanied himself on the keyboard, he proceeded to share his personal testimony of faith with the men in attendance. He spoke about the power of his recommitted faith and how it changed his rocker lifestyle forever.
Kevin Derryberry performed contemporary
Christian songs before sharing his testimony
Kevin has visited the Mission before, and is always willing to perform and share his testimony with us. We are very blessed to have had him visit us again. Thanks Kevin!by Mission Staff
The Jimmie Hale Mission is in the news - literally! For home subscribers of the Birmingham News, be sure to check your newspaper for an insert from the Jimmie Hale Mission.
If you receive the Birmingham News at your home, be sure to check this Sunday's edition, October 17, for our Grocery Bag insert. The grocery bag works like this: you can fill the bag with items listed as donation suggestions on the bag, like canned goods or paper goods, and drop off your donation at any of our facilities. Or you can send a gift to provide a meal for the homeless and hungry. Either way, it's a great way to help.
If you'd like to fill your grocery bag with donations, you can drop your bag off at any of the following locations:
If you did not get a bag, but would like one, you can request one at 205-323-5878 or you can provide a meal today by making a secure donation online. Bags will also be availalble at any of the locations listed above.
Thank you for your support as we approach the holiday season!by Mission Staff
Meteorologist James Spann joined us at the Jimmie Hale Mission this morning to speak to the homeless and hurting staying with us, during our A.M. chapel service.
Spann speaks to the men of the Mission
Chief Meterologist James Spann visited us at the Mission this morning and spoke to the men currently in our resident program. He stopped by during the morning chapel service to share some encouraging words to those who are working to get back to work and back to life.
James Spann is the Chief Meteorologist for ABC 33/40 and has been a weather anchor for over 32 years. He can been seen on news channel ABC 33/40 in Birmingham during the evening newscast and can also be heard occassionally on the Rick & Bubba radio show on 104.7 WZZK.
After sharing his testimony, James
fellowshipped with some of the men
"James Spann has been a friend of the Jimmie Hale Mission for years, and the Mission is blessed to have supporters like James," said Executive Director Tony Cooper. "When speakers like Spann visit the Mission and share with us, it not only allows the men a chance to hear testimony from someone outside of our ministry, but it also lets them know that the members of our community do care and want to see them better their lives."
James Spann and Tony Cooper
Check out James' weather blog here, where he mentions visiting the Mission. You can also visit our Volunteer Page to see how you can help support the homeless who are working to get back on their feet.by Mission Staff