We're fully in the throes of summer and while the acoustical talents of the cicadas seem to be the summer's main soundtrack, the Royal Pines Center of the Jimmie Hale Mission was treated to more praise-worthy sounds by students on their summer break.
The Six10 Singers recently visited the Royal Pines Recovery Center as part of their itinerary to perform contemporary, Christian songs, powerful skits and use their talents to help teach others about Jesus Christ.
The Six10 group performs for
the men at Royal Pines
The choir group is composed of 7th to 12th grade students from churches located in Houston, Texas. The students take advantage of their summer break from school to connect others with God. And that was certainly the case as the students deeply inspired those currently staying at the Royal Pines Recovery Center.
Many of the men at the Jimmie Hale Mission's Blount County facility were moved by the performances. Men like Keith, who said he felt blessed and that "to see a group of young people who love God and takes their time to minister to people [while] on their vacation is encouraging." And Justin, who said he felt blessed as well, and "felt the Spirit of the Lord in a powerful way."
Six10 group performs at Royal Pines Students socialize at the cross at our facility
We are so appreciative of this group taking the time and effort to share their love of God with us. Thanks to all the staff and students of West University Baptist Church and Crosspoint Church for their fellowship!
Matt Anderson, Laurel Black, Katie Black, Jonathan Bonem, Anna Boucher, Maddie Bowser, Katie Estrada, Peter Fager, Carol Fairbanks, Katie Fairbanks, Kimberly Fairbanks, Haley Hagendorf, Hutch Hagendorf, Andrew Jefferson, Brooke Jenkins, Claire Panebianco, Faith Prasatik, Spencer Robinson, Halie Sampiere, Hannah Shearer, Abby Shearer, Cami Sotier, Ben Tour, Heidi Tso, and Erin Wilson.
Hardy Fairbanks- Director, Liana Fairbanks- Director, Amy Pickett- Dance, Jennifer Dean- Drama, Susan Howard- Band, Aaron Sensman- Band, Darryl Anderson- Choir, Jeana Elizondo- Choir, and Tom Gasper- Choir.by Mission Staff
At the Jimmie Hale Mission's Mission Possible Bargain Centers, we like to hold sales from time to time, to encourage those in our community to "get a bargain and give a blessing!" as we like to say. These sales are on top of our already low prices and all the funds benefit the Jimmie Hale Mission ministries.
We always have a good time at these events and enjoy meeting those in our neighborhood, and the last sale was no exception. At our Pinson store, we even had Justin from 93.7 WDJC. Justin helped promote the event on the radio also brought his own brand of fun to the event.
Check out the photos below from our last sale that was held in honor of the 4th of July.
WDJC's Justin Brown & the Mission's Tony Cooper Thanks to all the shoppers who came
get ready for the big event and celebrated with us
Be sure to check back for updates on our next sale! For more information on our three fundraising thrift stores located in Pinson, Eastwood and Hanceville, visit www.jimmiehalemission.com/bargaincenters.by Mission Staff
Sometimes the road to recovery is a rural one. That's why the Jimmie Hale Mission is proud to count the Royal Pines Recovery Center as part of their family tree. Royal Pines is a Bible-based, in-resident recovery program for men and is located on 73 acres in Blount County. The peace and traquility offered by the isolation of the area allows men to truly focus on their problems and overcoming them.
Because of the blessings the Jimmie Hale Mission has received from God and from their supporters, they have recently been able to begin construction on an expansion project that will allow the Royal Pines facility to house and help even more men from our community.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 7, 2010 and since then there has been a flurry of activity as construction crews worked diligently on the project.
Constructionb began by prepping the The most recent work to be completed is the
existing building for the addition foundation for the other "arm" of the building
Please continue to check back for updates on the work at Royal Pines. The Mission will also be announcing the upcoming date for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, once the work is finished. For more information about the Royal Pines facility, please visit www.jimmiehalemission.com/royalpines.by Mission Staff
Kurt first came to the Jimmie Hale Mission during the Fall of 2009. He was struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and needed help to get his life back in order. He enrolled in the Jimmie Hale Mission's program and worked diligently to overcome his problems.
Kurt at the Fireman 5K for MDA race
We are so proud of Kurt. He has since successfully graduated the Mission's program and is working full-time at a local motorsports retailer. He has also accepted Christ into his heart and attends a local church.
Because of the help Kurt has received from supporters like you, he decided he wanted to help others as he was helped. So last month, Kurt signed on to help raise money in a race for the Multiple Dystrophy Association.
Put on by the Vestavia Hill's Fire Department, the race was called the "Fireman's 5K for MDA" and Kurt was one of the runners who pledged his time and energy to help raise funds for this worthy cause.
We are so proud of Kurt for giving back to his community - way to go!by Mission Staff