As we move into the month of March, we wanted to update you on some exciting developments taking place with DAP. As you know, one of our primary goals is to provide resources and support for men struggling with substance abuse and addiction.
We are thrilled to announce that the land development is coming along great. We are excited at any progress we see. Since our last newsletter, we met with the President of Mullins LLC, a company that provides survey and design services for our project. However, after consulting with the architects, they referred us to Triad Properties Corporation, a real estate operating company. They specialize in land development, construction, product management and build-to-suit services. Our entire project will be under one umbrella. We will be receiving a proposal from them soon.
This land expansion will not only bring funds into the program but will provide facilities with a safe and supportive environment for individuals in the early stages of recovery, and will include resources such as spiritual counseling, individual and group therapy, home development and job training programs.
We are very much in need of financial contributions to fully develop and equip the new land. Any donation, big or small, will make a significant impact in helping us reach our goal of providing top-notch care for those in need. God has truly been good to us, not just financially; but each time we receive an envelope, we see love, sacrifice, generosity, care, compassion, and faith. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your continued encouragement and commitment, which adds fuel to our fire. God is so good!!!
We are truly grateful for your continued spiritual and financial support, and look forward to seeing the positive impact these new facilities will have on the lives of, not only our clients, but those in our community.
DAP Graduates – Role Models for Jesus
We are blessed to have graduates of DAP hired as employees. In California, all of our employees were graduates of the program, except the counselors. Who can better relate to these men than those who have gone through the program and have first-hand experience in living a clean and sober Christian life? In California, Tracy Wise worked as House Manager, Program Director, Lawn Supervisor, and upon our move to Alabama, he started his own lawn business, Traylee Landscaping Service. Lonny Shattuck wore the same hats as Tracy and he too operates his own lawn business in Tennessee. Both of these graduates are married, home owners, and they are being blessed by being obedient and faithful to God.
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Emil Castro to House Manager of the Recovery Home. He has experienced regression, heartache and pain including the accidental death of his 13-year-old son four years ago. However, with the help of the staff and brothers, his pain has developed in him a sense of growth that extends mentally, physically and spiritually. He graduated in December at the Land Partner’s Campaign Dinner. His parents and sister came from California and Denver to celebrate this victorious milestone in his life. Emil loves the Lord and he is a man of many talents. He can repair “anything” around the house and he’s a great auto mechanic. Above all, he loves DAP and his brothers. We are blessed to have him as part of the staff. Please pray for him as he embarks upon this new position, that he may continue to grow beyond measure, despite the challenges. We have a lot of trust and faith in Emil, we know and see his potential.
Thank you again, for your generosity and for helping us make a difference in the lives of the men that God handpicks to come through our doors. May God continue to bless you really good as you assist in this phase of His vineyard.
We love you,