Debbie, I, and the entire Recovery Church
like to thank all of you who have partnered
with us in so many ways over the years to
help bring us to this point. It’s been quite
a journey, and oh what an education! We have
finally reached a place that the end is in
sight. Other than a couple medium size
projects, and lots of little ones, we are
ever so close to completion. We’ve exhausted
all of our accounts because so many
unexpected cost so we will complete these
things as we are financially able.
The thing we are most proud of is the fact
that about 70% of the labor came from men
and women rebuilding their lives and
restoring there families. Many are in drug
court, out on parole, out of rehabs, or like
myself, come out of prison. It's been a
great opportunity to build loving
relationships and minister. Thanks to
partners we were able to employee them,
teach responsibility and reliability, how to
take initiative, to take pride in our work,
and if we fail we do not quite but get right
back up and go again. Seeing a mess up as a
lesson to learn from. Failing is learning,
to quit is to become a failure!
Below are the before and after pictures
of the fellowship hall and one of the
restrooms we remolded!
continued ministering in the jails throughout
this project, I took a break for a season but
it’s been exciting and encouraging to finally
get started back. Lots of good things happening
in the jails. We hope to start back in the
prisons before much longer.
In closing once
again this would not be possible without our
partners. Guys we are making a difference in
Duncan investing in lives one heart and soul
at a time. We’ve come a long way considering
I’ve only been out of prison 8 1/2 years.
Debbie and I had absolutely no idea what
Pastoring a church was about. Had we known
we might not have ever started? We’ve
learned many hard lessons and we know this
is the mission field our Lord has assigned
us for His kingdom and we feel like this is
just the beginning!
The church will
be 7 years old in Oct and I feel I'm just
now becoming the husband and pastor God had
in mind. One of my pastors told me that my
church would never go beyond my marriage.
It's taken a long time for me to mature. I
still have a ways to go, but finally i feel
as through I've reached a good place to
begin. Again the season of learning and the
school of hard knocks would never have
happen without our partners. From deep
within our hearts Debbie and I, and The
Recovery Church thank you for partnering
with us in this most needed kingdom work!
People--Serving Both By Serving Our
Community. Changing Our World One Heart at a
Dennis and Debbie
Pastors of The
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