The New Kitchen which can provide up to 300 meals per day is complete!! All the new Kitchen Equipment was able to be purchased by a donation from a single member of the First United Methodist Church in Dunnellon. Our new Brother in Christ that is a General Contractor who had his Project Manager, Dan Murphy oversee the construction and provide liaison services for permitting with the County.
New Men’s Dormitory Log Cabins
The Log Cabins project is complete! The project consists of 4 cabins each designed to house 8-10 men surrounding a common shower and bath house. The location of these new structures will be in the recently cleared areas behind and to the north of the New Building. Rodney Wilburn Construction provided engineering, permitting and design for the Log Cabins. Many of the male residents worked to cut the lumber themselves at the sawmill owned by the generous anonymous donor and overseer of the project.
New Thrift Shop
Thirty years ago or more, when Mom & Dad Adams acquired this property, the building that used to house the men’s dormitories was Adam’s Electronics Shop. After Dad heard from the Lord that he was to donate the building to the Ministry, it has been used to house thousands of men from all walks of life and keep them safe as they turned their lives around and began to serve Jesus. After the Log Cabins (Men’s dormitory) was built in the rear of the property, we were able to convert the building to a Thrift Shop to help provide financial support for the Ministry. Wilburn Construction has volunteered to design a front façade to meet the Town’s architectural criteria and allow for the permit to remodel this well used building. They also provided the volunteer staff to perform the remodeling itself after the permits were obtained.
Scrap Metal Recycling
One of the many ways that the Ministry relies on to make ends meet is the recycling of metals and other materials from a variety of sources. One of the best sources over the years has been the tear down of old trailers. We have just been blessed with 17 more trailers to tear down. This will be a huge amount of work for the men, but with everyone lending their strength to the effort we can get the job done and help the Ministry not only financially, but in developing a renowned reputation for being able to handle a large workload. These trailers have been donated to the Ministry by the Mayor of Inglis who will look to us more often in the future if we can prove ourselves worthy and able of this level of effort.
Family Food Boxes are provided to any Family in need. At this time we are currently providing about 75 boxes per month. Each box will feed a family of 4 for about a week.
Gail Barron has faithfully run the Saturday Give Away Ministry for many years. This wonderful “free garage sale” blesses everyone who comes to it with free clothing, furniture and household goods. Last week alone we gave away over 150 boxes of clothing to needy families.
Please rest assured that with the Thrift Shop in the building at the lot where the Give Away is held will in no way diminish the established service and effectiveness of the Give Away Ministry that many families have come to depend on over the years for some of their basic needs.
How Mom & Dad Adams came to help the Philippine Missions,
by Dad Adams
We answered a call to go to Tarlac, Tarlac, in the Philippines in January, 1996 to train Pastors in the area. We returned to Tarlac, on the island of Luzon, in November of 1996, again to train Pastors. The Lord told me that He would also train me in evangelism on that trip. We also went on to Cagayan De Oro City on the southern-most is land of Mindanao. The Lord moved gloriously, saving more than 500 adults plus hundreds of children. God did almost all of the thousands of miracles that were desired of Him. It was truly an awesome time. As a result of those visits, we now have more than thirty Churches in The Philippines who have affiliated themselves with Jesus Is! Ministries. The Pastors of those Churches, plus several evangelists have been ordained through this ministry.
We send support to several of those Churches and desire to send more. We are in regular communication with most of them. They use our teaching tapes and our newsletters as tools in their ministries and in five Bible schools where they are training ministers. A woman in our rehab program was born blind in one eye and God gave her perfect vision in that eye. I put her testimony in the newsletter and a pastor in The Philippines laid the newsletter on the forehead of a man who was also born blind in one eye. That man’s eye was also healed. We serve an awesome God.
Here are some of the present day Ministries and Programs that were born from that first trip and receive continuing support.
- Current Newsletters
- Newsletter Archives: Coming Soon- Searchable Database of Dad Adams- old Newsletters- Please be patient as we work to make this available