Our guest speaker tonight was Leslie Patrow from the Oasis Christian Center, a church near the Recovery Home. I met her through my neighbor in Madison where we live. After finding out about the program, she asked if her church could donate food to us. They deliver healthy plant-based food to us every two weeks. What a blessing! Leslie shared her testimony with us. [ 163 more words ] https://drugalternativeprogram.org/friday-night-vespers-may-22-2020/
Our guest speaker tonight was Leslie Patrow from the Oasis Christian Center, a church near the Recovery Home. I met her through my neighbor in Madison where we live. After finding out about the program, she asked if her church could donate food to us. They deliver healthy plant-based food to us every two weeks. What a blessing!
Leslie shared her testimony with us. She was converted at a young age and was called to serve others in many capacities. She said, “You get a good feeling from helping others.” She encouraged the men to do likewise when they complete the program.
Her favorite texts are:
I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:27
I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Phil. 4:13
Leslie currently works for General Dynamics. However, six years ago, she retired from Star HB farms -where they house 30 horses, and offer miles of trails and some of the best scenic outlooks in Huntsville. She is going to schedule an R & R day for the men to go horseback riding. They are excited!
Leslie also surprised us with her homemade banana nut bread. It was simply delicious!
God puts people in our lives, like Leslie, to show us His love ‘with skin on it.’ Isn’t He wonderful 👏🏼❣️
As you know, we have many ‘DAP’ sons. However, my heart was especially ‘warmed’ when I received this Mother’s Day Card from my biological son, Tony. Over the years,
I have felt that I have neglected my children through our ministry. But this act of love from my son let’s me know that he loves and appreciates me. Thank you, God, for this personal message that I needed to hear.
Mom, I tried to get as close as I could to “One Red Rose “and this is what I found. I want to wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day. Your love you show for me through good times and bad times words can’t explain. I love you so much and appreciate you. Love, Tony
We bought a pressure washer for the work program. Cliff told our neighbor across the street, Bob Sharp, who was cleaning his driveway, that we would finish it for him. Our client, Kalei Luii, did an excellent job.
Last night during Vespers, Bob brought a homemade carrot cake baked by his wife, Glenda, to show his appreciation for a job well done. We served it with ice cream as a treat for the men.
Today we all went to their house to personally thank them for the delicious cake. We ate the rest of it for lunch.
The Sharps are not only good neighbors but supporters of DAP.
Next we went to visit our next door neighbor, Betty McKay, who encourages us in our work and also supports the ministry. She said, “Because you let God’s Love live through you two, I pray these men will have the same desire and continue to witness to others the Love of Jesus. “
What a blessing to have our neighbors share in this ministry helping men to change their lives.
Our Speaker tonight was client Robert Reid. His title was “David and Goliath.” After his remarks, he summarized the story by reading 1 Samuel 17:50-51: “David prevailed over the Philistine with just the sling and the stone. He struck down the Philistine and killed him. David did not even have a sword in his hand.David ran and stood over the Philistine. [ 199 more words ] https://drugalternativeprogram.org/friday-night-vespers-may-15-2020/