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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Spring Revival scheduled for the week of 4/5/2020 is being rescheduled. We are sorry for the inconvenience and will update as soon as we have further information.
Testimony Tuesday: Nigel Poland Intake pic - 01/24/2020 Current pic - 03/16/2020 "Safe Harbor is not a place that I wanted to come to, but it is the place that God has prepared for me that I should be restored. All the way, on the ride to Safe Harbor, I gave reasons why I did not need this place, but the parole officers refused to listen. Yet, while in jail, praying everyday at least three times a day I asked the Lord God to open the doors of my prison and put me in a place that He had prepared for me that I may do good in the land and prosper in it. That place is here, at Safe Harbor. The first morning at praised & worship, I opened my mouth and gave Him praise and thanks. Pastor Eric heard my praise to God immediately, gave me recognition of my past help and God used him to instantly restore me into a position of use. To be used of God and this ministry. God has since allowed me to mentor to others, lifting but keeping me humble to serve, to minister, to ministered to. I have since asked God for the direction of which He wants me to go. Praying and asking daily. He answered me with one word, "wait:". So therefore not only am I going to wait, but I will wait with patience. Being mentored by the staff that have stood the test of time, that I with patience, may be molded into a vessel of honor and keep friendship with these I truly respect and love, especially Pastor Eric and my friend Rob."
Little Rock keeping the building clean God blesses us with
Testimony Tuesday: Shawn Moore Intake pic - 01/24/2020 Current pic - 03/03/2020 "My struggle with addiction goes way back to my father. I was raised in an alcoholic environment. When I reached high school I started smoking crack and doing cocaine. My dad let me move to Memphis, TN at the age of 14 to live with my great grandmother. She let me do what I wanted and I got away with "murder". I ran over her and stole from her, and I did not care who I hurt in the process. It taught me to not respect myself or others. It got so bad that I started to run away and stay with friends worrying my grandma to death. I was not making good grades and did not care. I would go to school to see and be seen. I started selling drugs to get high and then my grandma died. I was put on the street by my uncles and I started smoking crack even more than I had been. I went to jail all the time and just made a life out of it. I was always back and forth in and out all my life. I came to Safe Harbor to get a 2nd chance at life. They helped me get a job and be responsible. I am glad that I am here and I'm cleaning my life up and making better decisions."
Pastor Stacie Warner preach an amazing sermon last night.16 men re-dedicated their lives to Christ last night.
Jason Crone prepares popcorn for all the clients, what a nice gesture, way to go Jason!
20 Clients from SHLR enjoyed a nice day for an outing at the "Big Dam Bridge". These guys really got their walk on!!!
Testimony Tuesday: Steven Ritchie Intake pic - 01/24/2020 Current pic - 03/02/2020 "I started life in a family that was very engaged. Loving mom and father. I was, and still am a momma's boy. All my life I would cling to my momma, then one day I came home from school at the age of 13 to find that she had packed all her things and left my father. It hurt so bad to come home every day after that to see her not there. Then about a month after that I came home from school to find that my father had abandoned me as well. So I turned to meth use at a very young age cause I had realized that while high I was not hungry, so I just kept running and using. Til I became addicted in which took me down a long road of less, and more heartache and pain. I went to prison the first time in 2000, and been in and out ever since. I have over 22 years locked up, but this last time I went to SSP and I paid close attention to what they were saying. I started to read the word of God, and prayed to the bible to hear His voice, and now He talks to me every day, and has brought me down an old back road. I'm thankful for the people He has put in my path and I depend on His grace and mercy to get me through my day. Amen"
Thank you Mr. Duff for the care you show for Safe Harbor of Little Rock! Thank you for taking care of the building that we have been blessed with for many years.
Testimony Tuesday: Brandon Treece Intake pic - 05/30/2019 Current pic - 02/11/2020 "When I first got to Safe Harbor I was depressed, suicidal and anxious. I had no idea why this was happening to me. After my intake the very next day they put me to work. I got here on 5/30/2019, now its 02/11/2020. I worked and was saving my money to leave. But in September on the 30th day around nine in the morning I had about a thousand pounds of sheetrock fall over on top of me. I broke my leg and had surgery October 14th, a day after my 22nd birthday. Rob put me to work to answer the phone and I started studying the Bible again. After sometime I became a volunteer driver. Then the next week I got on the payroll. God has truly blessed me with Safe Harbor. I pray for him to bless me. I pray for him to bless us all and continue to guide us to where he needs us so he can work through us and help others."
Celebration Sunday - February 2020 Congratulations to our graduates; Travis Detweiler, Billy Strickland, & Joe Brenson.
Our Reliable of the Month was Joe Brenson
Our Client Volunteer of the Month is Ryan Ross
Dorm of the Month went to Dorm 2. Great job guys!
Staff Member of the Month is Michael Rouse!
Dedication to building up God's house!!! James, Shane. Corey, David and Naqvi....you guys rock!!
Our Assistant Chaplain is gifted. Thomas Blaylock is an excellent teacher!!
Celebration Sunday - January 2020 Congrats to our graduates; Dakota Moon, Dakota Stovall, Jeremy Drennon, Marcus Lawson, Dustin Wrinkle, Guy Hays Jr., & Robert Johnson!
Happy January Birthday to James King & Eldred Henry. Our Reliable of the Month is Trent Morgan
Client of the Month went to Brandon Treece
Client Volunteer of the Month is Eldred Henry.
Congrats to Dorm 2 for being Dorm of the Month
We would like to congratulate Kohler for being Little Rock's Partner of the Year. Thank you to everyone at Kohler for all you do for Safe Harbor!
Be sure to check out our last newsletter for 2019! It covers all things for the 4th Quarter in Little Rock. https://conta.cc/2QxPnon
Christmas 2019 Safe Harbor of Little Rock's Annual Christmas Party! Special shout out to Sister Wilson. She has been sharing her Godly wisdom with Lighthouse/Safe Harbor since 1998. Hats off to her years of service. Ring Container Technologies dropping off Christmas Donations! Thank you Ring Container for all you do for Little Rock!!!
Celebration Sunday - December 2019 Congrats to our Graduates; Jeremy Ryder, James Duff, Jason Crone, Christopher Harrington, Cecil Rodgers, Brandon Treece, Harold Horton, & Christopher Haggins. Our Reliable of the Month went to Christopher Alexander!
Congrats Congratulations to our Client of the Month, Patrick Smith!
Our Reliable of the Month went to Christopher Alexander!
Our Staff Member of the Month is Eric Easterling
Congrats to Dorm 2 for winning Dorm of the Month!
Testimony Tuesday: Gary Holmes Intake pic - 09/30/2019 Current pic - 11/24/2019 "When I Came here I didn't know what to do, I didn't have a plan and didn't know how to go about into building a plan for myself. I came here because I didn't have anywhere else to go. I'm 52 years old and what they call homeless. I say that because I have no home. Last year, this time, I was sleeping on the streets. I was out in the cold. Drugs & alcohol was my only friend. The more stressed I got, the more I used. Most of my drug & alcohol use was used to forget the past or not think of what I had to face. But since I have been here I now know my self-worth. I love myself now. Safe Harbor is what I needed in my life. Through Safe Harbor I have been blessed with a good job. They also have led me in the way of rebuilding the broken bridges that I caused. I now can accept myself and my past. At the same time putting behind me what was the control of my life. I have been drug free and clean for 6 months now, only through the grace of God and the love & care I've received in the program that is offered to me here at Safe Harbor of Little Rock. I once was lost, but now I'm found. My thanks and prayers go out to the staff and friends of Safe Harbor, and to myself for using the tools of this program. Thanks for everything."
Thanksgiving 2019 Thank you New Grace Church for cooking a wonderful Thanksgiving day meal!!
Testimony Tuesday: Charles Sossamon Intake pic - 09/04/2019 Current pic - 10/23/2019 "I have been at Safe Harbor for 75 days, after being locked up in Calico Rock for 32 days. Although only a short time my learning experience has been immense. At 61 years of age I did not listen and would not listen to anyone but myself. Saying that I've been to prison six times, have 34 felonies. Now this time at Safe Harbor has shown me to put my trust in Jesus. I see how much love our Father has for us. I am like a blind man seeing for the first time. I never thought that our Lord could ever break my chains of the life I lived. Never even thought about changing. I am telling you if Jesus Christ can change me, anyone else will have no problem. I have a history of crime, drugs, lying, stealing, doing what I wanted when I want. Now I have a solid foundation. Upon my release, which is very short, time goes by too fast here. Slow it down. Take advantage of the love our Father puts into his children here at Safe Harbor."
Testimony Tuesday: James Allen Intake pic - 05/29/2019 Current pic - 11/5/2019 "Hello my name is James Allen. I am a 51 year old man who was sentenced to prison for 4 years with 16 years suspended, and 104 years expulsion. My crime? Well it was commercial burglary, 4 counts. The 104 years expulsion you may ask? Well that's for 5 prison sentences that add up to about 20 years I wasted doing criminal acts in the state of Florida. They signify a criminal history ranging from battery on a LEO to fraudulent use of a credit card. The card I might add was a gold international. A criminal history that signifies 356 points in the state of Florida. 356 is natural life. So thus 104 years expulsion. I moved to this state years ago because my eldest son lived here. He had never seen my face. When I came here I met my long time girlfriend Alisha, whom I was in a relationship with for 8 years. Alisha was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. As we were very close, I was afraid to leave her side. I broke into a business and stole money, so that I may maintain our home, and be with her when she left this world. She left me 2 months after I was in jail, and had another man in our home, and was amused over the fact she had gotten rid of everything I owned. She, I might add, is still alive and lives in a hotel. When I went to prison I remained there for 5 months, and actually could have gotten out sooner but as my long time live in girlfriend had moved on I had no one in this state to use as a parole address. As my oldest son had moved to Texas years before. I had heard about Safe Harbor from friends in prison. And had sent a letter and filed paperwork to be accepted to Safe Harbor. Though my issues were not drug related, I certainly have a past as each of us do. Though I have been saved almost all my life I was a back sliding, saved sinner most of my life. This had to change. I was tired of my old life, and though I had not been in serious trouble in about 10 years I still was a sinner. I rededicated my life to the Lord in jail and was baptized. So Safe Harbor was the ideal place for me and God guided me here. As I filed for about 10 locations, halfway houses, and this is the only place that accepted me. When I got here I was helped in every way. From fresh clothes to wear, that were given to me, to classes to help me reestablish credit to helping me with personal issues from anger to drug addiction. I've been helped with a job! I have had a great job here, almost the entire 5 month I've been here. I joined the savings plan as I could and since day one have been putting 50% of my check that adds up to almost $3400 to this date! All while helping me to learn to live as a Christian in my daily life and values. I honestly don't know what I am going to do when I leave here. Not because I have no where to go, but because I actually have multiple choices. God is so good! Is He not? Safe Harbor has been a blessing to me. And I don't just say that. Sure we can be pessimistic about everything. Find fault in everything. But the fact is, every staff member at Safe Harbor has a history themselves and they know where you're at and where you're from. They actually care. I honestly have made friends here I shall value the rest of my life. I thank Safe Harbor and Pastor Eric, along with all the staff at Safe Harbor for all they've done for me. And I thank the Lord most of all for saving a sinner like me. Thank you and God Bless. God drives the car now. Amen! This Sunday, Nov 17, I - James Allen will be one of the graduates on Celebration Sunday. I'm told by Pastor Eric the largest group to graduate Safe Harbor at one time!"
Celebration Sunday - November 2019 Congrats Congrats to our graduates - Ajii Winfield, Willie Wilson, Jason Crone, Kevin Smith, Kenneth Dornhoffer, Manuel Marquez, Cody Battern, Leonard Burnett, & James Allen!
Our Client Volunteer of the Month was Jason Sanders!
Our Staff Member of the Month went to Jose Lisardo!
Congrats to our Reliable of the Month, Paul Britt!
November 2019 Employee Spotlight of the Month - Program Coordinator, James Staffan Date of Hire: 10/20/2018 "Hello, my name is James Staffan, currently the program coordinator at Safe Harbor of Little Rock. My general responsibilities are seeing over day-to-day program structure in our ministry. I am originally from the Ohio and Michigan area. I have worked with the company for about 8 years. I have a background in low- to mid level management. In my off time I enjoy playing guitar and tinkering with my computer. I also enjoy traveling to new places and hope in the near furture to travel to Europe. Working in the ministry is unlike any other job I have had ever." What is your reason for working with Safe Harbor? "This job must be the most rewarding job out there. I get to see a man come into our program, fresh out of incarceration, lacking much direction in his life. Toward the halfway point he is already starting to have a plan in action to what he needs to do. I'm grateful for that."
Testimony Tuesday: Courtney Barnes Intake pic - 06/17/2019 Current pic - 10/1/2019 "Hello everyone my name is Courtney Kortez Barnes and this is my testimony. Before I got to Safe Harbor I was headed down the wrong path. I was drinking, smoking weed, didn't have a job, out in the streets, and since I have been here I've gotten baptized, got a job and really found some structure. Learned how to be responsible. It really feels good to have a job and be sober. Being able to do things for my kids and the staff here is amazing and very helpful. You go to want to help yourself in order to get help. I mean you would be a fool not to want help cause they are there for you and I will always thank them for helping me and leading me in the right direction. Cause without them I wouldn't have a job, I wouldn't have money. So I thank them so much for that and I'm able to keep my job when I get our and save more money. It feels so good to do the right thing. If you wanna get your mind and pockets right, come to Safe Harbor. They will help you if you want it. I know sometimes I don't agree with the rules but there's rules everywhere you go, so you just have to follow them. I just do what I am suppose to do and stay focused. I respect Safe Harbor to the fullest and am so glad that they let me come here becuase without them I wouldn't be where I am at today. They will help anybody that wants it. I can't thank Safe Harbor enough for everything they did and I will always help them in any way that I can. I will never forget what they did for me. Thanks so much for putting me on the right track."
Some of the guys giving back the community today; cleaning up parking lot of Dollar General.
Testimony Tuesday: James Duff Intake pic - 11/17/2018 Current pic - 10/14/2019 "After an arduous affair with the state judicial and penal system; refuge was found at Safe Harbor in Little Rock, Arkansas. Upon arrival and following the intake process; opportunity to engage in kitchen duties and other works were provided. After a short time of performing these tasks, the director began to utilize the skills and experience displayed for ministry needs. As a result, responsibility for the kitchen was rested on these shoulders, as well as performing maintenance appliance, structural repairs, and other tasks. Being greeted and welcomed at Safe Harbor has provided a means to demonstrate my value, integrity, and willingness to be productive! Safe Harbor has provided a home and a future for myself when all seemed bleak at best. Structure provided at Safe Harbor, its staff, the director, as well as Lighthouse Administration in my opinion is a God send for myself! As I have also observed this blessing work in others lives; it is a clear conclusion the Lord's hand upon this ministry."
Celebration Sunday - October 2019 Congrats to our graduates Stephen Garrett, Courtney Banks, Kevin Davidson & Lawrence Wise!
Congrats to our Client of the Month, Ajii Winfield!
Congrats to our Staff Member of the Month, James Duff!
Congrats to our Client Volunteer of the Month, Justin Lee!
Putting in a "French Drain" behind our lower building. This basically redirects surface/ground water away from an area. Our maintenance man, James Duff, is a man of many talents and much knowledge. A much valued person and a great addition to Safe Harbor of Little Rock. This is one of many projects that he has endeavored to lead and get done around here. Hats off to him and the men that have and are currently working with him!
2019 Fall Revival Testimony from client Bobby Walston, who has recently lost a Loved one, telling he will still stand on the Word of our Lord!!
Night 2 - Praise the Lord all the children of God in the house!!! Starting off right tonight.
Night 3 - Chaplain Warbritton SWAC Unit ACC. Texarkana, AR Be Still, Wait and Be Patient!!!
Night 4 - You got to obey someone, choose Jesus!! Rev Wilfork Center Ridge Baptist Church
Salad Bar and smoke Ribs!!!!! Great Dinner and decorations surrounded by an amazing Spirit over Little Rock after week long Revival.
Thank you Fountaine Bleau Apartments for a very nice donation of about 200 hamburgers and 200 hot-dogs with buns. You might ask what they have to do with us? Safe Harbor Little Rock needed only to answer the phone. Ms. RaeLyn Tatum had just hit up google and was calling around trying to donate all this food they had over-made for a grand opening, many facilities failed to answer; We picked up. Our clients will definitely enjoy!!
Testimony Tuesday: Christopher Harrington Intake pic - 07/19/2019 Current pic - 10/6/2019
"A season of trial"
As a kid I had always thought of God, the stars, and the things of this world. I struggled with depression, anger, and hurt. As I got older more questions came about along with new struggles. Trials came my way. Tribulations took place. I found a helper to suppress, liquor, alcohol, weed, etc. This worked as a temporary for years, but soon ended with lost love, lost family, lost life. Along with this came anguish, grief, pain... real pain not cried about sorrow. I didn't have my material, my family, or any thing in sight. That's loneliness. That left me completely by myself. So deep down I knew there was a God.
So I did the only thing I knew to do. I got on my hands and knees asking for a way. Sincerely seek and you shall find. I found, but this was not what I expected. My life changed real fast. Let's just say the word perception comes to mind. You see I don't cry over things such as simple trial or tribulation. I am blessed and this I know. I walk by faith, not by sight. I trust in the Lord with all my heart and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 14:12. There is a way that seems right to man but its end is the way to death. Proverbs 3:6. Acknowledge Him in all thy ways and He shall direct thy paths. I will walk by faith!"
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We are grateful for the support we receive from you all throughout the year and feel blessed to count you among our friends. Your attendance at special events, volunteer efforts, and both monetary and in-kind donations keep Safe Harbor of Little Rock going strong and allow us to continue offering our services to our communities.
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Testimony Tuesday: Leonard (Lance) Burnett Intake pic - 08/15/2019 Current pic - 09/24/2019 "The growth that I've experienced since I've been in Safe Harbor is both humbling and gratifying. I have humbled myself by accepting the things I can't change. Things that are beyond my control, such as the behaviors and habits of my fellow brothers that surround me on a daily basis. Things like rules and program regulations that were set into place before I arrived and will be enforced even after I leave. Humbling because I know that this system is designed to help others help themselves by transitioning back into a world full of temptation, corruption and missed opportunities. For those of us who choose to seize this opportunity and grow, the system works. It works for me because I have personally experienced growth. I stumble and fall and yet I always dig deep inside and find the strength to dust off adversity and carry myself through the growing pains and into a position of personal gratification. Gratifying because I know that through it all there is a finish line. A point where the grip of authority becomes my own. I always keep my eye on the prize. The prize of total freedom."
Dorm 1 celebrating their victory of Dorm of the Month. They earned it!!!
09/17/2019 Testimony Tuesday: Jeffrey Dowell Intake pic - 06/10/2019 Current Pic - 09/17/2019 "I'm 42 years old I've be back and forth in A.D.C. for 25 years. When I got out of ADC my only plan was to get my gate check and get high with it. It's the only life that I ever knew. Safe Harbor has helped me get the eyes to live again free and sober and to be able to live in the free world. I had no help with a ride or a job or any money and no way to get anything started. I was sure that I would just be headed back to ADC. My stress level and depression was so high that i just wanted to be back in ADC. But thanks to Safe Harbor, I did not have to worry about those things so now I have new outlook on life to be happy and to stay out of jail. I can hold my head up high and walk with God and for that i'm truly thankful. I'm very happy with the help that Safe Harbor has given me. Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart."
Celebration Sunday - September 2019 Congrats to all of our graduates - Michael Cummings, Jeff Holloway, Johnny Spears, & Christopher Talburt!
Congrats to our Reliable of the Month, Mark Elser
Congrats to our Client of the Month, James Allen.
Congrats to our Client Volunteer of the Month, Terry Smith.
9/10/2019 Testimony Tuesday: Christopher Talburt Intake pic - 06/18/2019 Current pic - 09/08/2019 "So Rob came to me and said "I need you to write a one page testimony" and without hesitation I said ok. And here is why I do all they ask with no hesitation. I grew up in prison and on the needle. Until recently I had been shooting dope for 25 years. I was a loser. A nobody with no hope for the future. Life sucked and I sucked at it. I hadn't worked for years. I have never been anything in anybody's eyes but a needle junkie. Now I am doing better than I ever have my entire life. My body is in better shape than its ever been. I have been working and they love me at work. There isn't a day I go to work somebody isn't praising me, telling me how great I am. For the first time in my life I am somebody. I am wanted and needed and it feels good. I have a chance for a future that I never dreamed I could. Today I am spiritually, physically, and emotionally ok and for that I am forever thankful to Safe Harbor, to God and to all of you that kept me on square."
It's so hot outside! So we stayed inside and had: waffle cones, ice cream, bananas, chocolate syrup, caramel, butterscotch, nuts, sprinkles and cherries. Having an ice cream social is definitely trending this summer in Little Rock!!
Labor Day 2019 Great BBQ we had for Labor Day thanks to our kitchen manager Steven Allen!!!
Testimony Tuesday - August 20, 2019 Willy Mixon Intake Pic - 05/08/2019 Current Pic - 08/12/2019 "I've really been blessed by God and Safe Harbor. I put my trust in God to direct me to a good transitional house. I got 3 approval letters in the same week. Safe Harbor approval letter came first, so that is what I chose. After my first 5 days here I was given a job. I'm fresh out of prison and working. That's a great start. I have a nice bed to sleep, I get 3 meals a day, nice hot water to shower, washer and dryer to do my laundry, and on top of all that I have a ride to and from work. That's why I know there is a God up above. Whereas 4 months ago I didn't have a dime to my name, now I'm in the 4 digits. So yes I have a little change I'm saving. So over as many as 3 1/2 to 4 months of having nothing to having a family, good job and money. I've also met some very good people along the way. Anyone from staff will stop in their tracks to help you out. This is my life, this is my story."
Doing our Godly duty as we shared testimonies and and praised God among the people this weekend!
Celebration Sunday - August 2019 Congratulations to our Client of the Month - Brian Riley!
Congratulations to our Reliable of the Month, Eddie Burney!
Congratulations to our Staff Member of the Month, Gary Wilson!
Congratulations to our Client Volunteer of the Month, Patrick Davis!
We were blessed today with a donation from Water Shed! 08/14/2019
Testimony Tuesday: Jason Crone Intake pic - 10/19/2017 Current pic - 07/24/2019 “First I want to thank God for sending me to Safe Harbor, it is such a good place to work, worship and recover. I was lost like on the sea the tides throwing me in all different directions but there is a God and He decided that Safe Harbor was the place for me to be. I went there, the staff was great. They helped me in ways that I never thought and it it let me know that a person can care for others. They gave me food, a job, and helped me get closer to God. What more could I ask for. Just want to thank the staff of Safe Harbor Little Rock for really helping me to move on to the next part of my life and thanking God for putting them in my life. Forever grateful, Jason Crone”
Our Dorm of the Month, Dorm 3, enjoying their pizza party!
Celebration Sunday July 2019
Client of the Month - Willie Mixon
Reliable of the Month - Christopher Ray
Client Volunteer of the Month - Tamarco Bennett
Dorm of the Month - Dorm 3
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It was a hot Sunday!!! Instant remedy: Ice cream with caramel, fudge, sprinkles, nuts, whipped cream, and crushed Oreos!
July 4th Celebration in Little Rock
Men having a dress rehearsal with their July 4th outfits on!!! Safe Harbor Little Rock is having a fireworks show Thurs night at dusk
Testimony Tuesday: Meet Gerry Thacker "Hello, my name is Gerry Thacker. I entered this program on February 20, 2019 from prison. I did 8 1/2 months this time. When I came to Safe Harbor I had to learn how to live without drugs and the lifestyle that I had lived for so long. I have been here for nearly five months because I don't feel like I am ready to go back out into the world. Because the structure and the program that they have here, it's been hard not to go back home to my family and kids. I don't feel that I am ready yet. This is the longest that I have been out of prison in three years and I have begun to deal with the things that has happened in my life, like losing my dad. That is what contributed to me using drugs. This place has taught me how to live life and overcome some obstacles in my life, and gave me the structure that I need in my life. I am very thankful that Safe Harbor has given me the chance to do that."
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8th Annual Friends & Family Outing It’s always a blessing to serve God’s people in any form or fashion. We had an amazing weekend full of food, games, fun & fellowship. Thank you to all who attended and made this a memorable weekend for Safe Harbor of Little Rock! See you next year!
Celebration Sunday - June 2019 Congrats to our Reliable of the Month - James Clift
Congrats to our Client of the Month - Willie Mixon
Congrats to our Client Volunteer of the Month -Frederick Sullivan
Pastor Eric worked the crowd to a frenzy at the point that they did the Wave like a crowd in a stadium. Great Celebration Sunday. Enthusiasm is contagious!
Memorial Day 2019 Some down time in Little Rock calls for some basketball and a good meal to fuel our men back up!
Celebration Sunday in Little Rock - May 2019 Congrats to our graduates Napoleon Criswell Jr & Anthony Davenport🎓 Congrats to our Reliable of the Month, Billy Hayes🏆 Congrats to our Client of the Month, Samuel Bruns🏆 Congrats to our Client Volunteer of the Month, Jason Crone🏆 Congrats to our Staff Member of the Month, Gary Wilson
This is a Salad & Dessert Bar that’s definitely worth some praise! Good job Little Rock
It takes a team! The guys are learning to work together as a team. They are making paper airplanes and they have to actually fly the plane across a line. It’s teaching them to be a great team. And they are having fun!
Celebration Sunday – April 2019 Congratulations to our April Graduates
Congratulations to George Bunn on being the Reliable of the Month
Congratulations to our Client of the Month, James Clift
The first week of the Safe Harbor Re-Boot Program brought in a check for $500.00, 96 pair of safety glasses and 600 pair of ear plugs!! Thank you to all the donors that donated!
Our Kohler crew!
Our 12 o clock class! We are blessed with a great group of guys!
Help to Re-Boot Safe Harbor! You can purchase items on Amazon and ship them directly! Remember to shop at smile.amazon.com to help Safe Harbor even more! Be sure to choose Lighthouse Mission Ministries, Inc to as the ones who receives your support! Thank you for your continued support!
The first crew to kick off at Kohler! Congrats to all of you on your jobs and thank you Kohler for partnering with Safe Harbor!
Spring Revival 2019 “Pastor Hill came and closed revival out just right. He came to let us know that God said that we are great no matter what any one says. We did what God called us to do and went forth with baptism. Our very own Reliable Coordinator, Robert Poulston, was first, plus many more guys. Rob I love you and congratulations. Now lets go out and take back the inner cities as men of God!” - Pastor Eric Alexander
SHLR would like to thank Pastor Harris for such a great word from God. He blessed all of us! You are welcome here anytime! Thank you Pastor Harris.
We took the guys to Big Dam Bridge for some fresh air and exercise!
We would like to welcome Kohler of Sheridan, AR as our newest partner for Safe Harbor of Little Rock. This is a huge blessing for our men and we are looking forward to working with them for many years.
Director’s Choice Award Pastor Eric Alexander’s new recognition award for staff in Little Rock. Congratulations to Steven Allen our Kitchen Manager. He was treated to dinner and a movie this evening.
Morning exercise in Little Rock!
About 40 clients of Little Rock went out to eat; Rattle Snake, Alligator, Deer, Turkey & Fish. We had a great time!
Celebration Sunday - March 2019 Congratulations to Robert Poulston on being Little Rock’s Staff Member of the Month
Congratulations to Jason Crone on being Little Rock’s Client Volunteer of the Month
Congrats to Robert Hamby on being Little Rock’s Client of the Month
Congratulations to Ricky Mahomes on being Little Rock’s Reliable of the Month
Congratulations to Willie Freeman on his graduation in Little Rock!
It was not even class time yet and these guys were already reading & studying their bibles
James Staffan leading praise & worship this morning in Little Rock
Celebration Sunday - February 2019 The guys enjoyed ice cream and cake this evening during Celebarte Sunday
Staff of the month Bobby Wall, Student of the month Tim Maloney, Reliable of the month Tyson Norswortthy, and for the 3rd month in a row; Dorm of the month-Dorm 3.
Morning excersise class. Great hiking trails at the Little Rock Audubon Society this morning. (conveniently located blocks from our ministry)
Some colored pencils, markers, construction paper is all it takes a grown man to melt to a 10 year old again.(in a good way). Good times in Little Rock this evening.
Celebration Sunday - January 2019 Reliable of the Month - Richard Williams Student of the Month - Carlton Robertson Student Vol of the Month - Chris Heinrich
Welding helmets donated to Little Rock! Thankful and blessed!!
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“I was walking by Dorm 3 the other evening and the door was closed... Instant red flag! I walked in and found the guys circled up and praying over the pizza they won as Dorm of the Month. They didn’t wi because one or two people were bossy, they won out of group unity. That is the same unity that I just saw displayed before me, gathered together in Christ’ name. Moments like that make this job the best job ever. May we all look forward to those “worth it” moments in 2019.” - James Staffan
Sunday night Church Service 12/30/2018 & Reliable Meeting
Pre dinner set up and beginning of our party in LR. Special thanks to all the award recipients for this year. Thank you to Sister Wilson, Greater Friendship Church, Heritage Church; to all a “Sheepfinder” trophy had been given.
We carried our Celebrate Sunday for December into our Christmas party for an extra full night of fellowship with clients and guests. Hats off to Reliable of the Month Willie Freeman & Student Volunteer of the Month, James Duff.
Safe Harbor of Little Rock staff got an early 3 a.m. start on Christmas morning. The clients got eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, hash browns, pancakes, biscuits & gravy, orange juice and coffee. Pretty sure Denny’s Grand Slam doesn’t give all that! It was a great morning to be able to serve!!!
Had an amazing dinner at the Staff Christmas Party. All the staff members at Safe Harbor of Little Rock would like to give a extra huge Thank You to Pastor Eric Alexander for putting on the “Christmas party of Christmas Parties”! We had steaks and chicken, a gift exchange, awards and a personal favorite... Dirty Santa. Pastor Eric even hired a saxophone player to play for the duration of our event. There was a special appearance by Robert Poulston as well! Thank you to all of our staff for another wonderful and blessed year!
Safe Harbor of Little Rock has rocked the Christmas decorating!!!
We would like to welcome our newest corporate partner in Little Rock - GC Evans!
cCFrom all of us at Safe Harbor of Little Rock... Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season and throughout the coming year! May your lives be filled with love, peace and harmony. Wishing you the happiness of good friends, the joy of a happy family, and the wonder of the holiday season. Have a wonderful & blessed Thanksgiving!
Celebration Sunday - November 2018 Reliable of the Month - Michael Rawlinson Student Volunteer of the Month - Phillip Matthews Client of the Month - Ricky Mathew Staff of the Month - Chaplain Virgil Taylor
New van headed to Safe Harbor of Little Rock! Thank you Taylor Bus Sales of Murray, KY!!!
Harvest Party We enjoyed a fun Harvest Party last night in Little Rock. We had spades, dominoes, ping pong & pool tournaments. And to top it off we even bobbed for apples! Congrats to the winner of the Pool Tournament- Adam Taylor and to the winner of our ping pong tournament Jackie Haneberg, with a close runner up, Peter Ugu
Fall Revival 2018
Celebration Sunday - October 2018 Celebration Sunday was a blast. We had singing, music, jokes, plus cake and ice cream. Everyone was involved and it all began with Christ. I’m sure we made Him smile. Can’t wait til the next one.
“Sitting at the Memphis Airport waiting for my flight to Washington, D.C. to represent Safe Harbor at a Conference on the Opioid Epidemic that is ravaging our country. This is an extreme “Honor” to have been invited by the White House to attend this Conference and cause the “Light” to shine a little brighter upon this great company that we get to serve God in and through. My thought of the day is: “ Remain humble and thankful because humility and thankfulness prepares you for honors. Pride and Arrogance prepares us for destruction and falls. We have the privilege to choose the path we walk. We really never know everything God is working out and preparing for us. Choose God today....” Safe Travels Pastor Ron
Safe Harbor of Little Rock’s new salad bar!
Safe Harbor LR Pastor Eric Alexander & Pastor Virgil Taylor (Chaplain) at “It's Story Time with the Pastors” in the Little Rock Area at Terry Elementary School. Reading is Fundamental!!!
Partner of the Quarter for the 3rd Quarter of 2018: Stratton Seed Company - Stuttgart, AR Stratton is one of our newest and front running partners. This company has made major strides with our partnership in a very short time. They are great with being patient, understanding clients challenges to adjust, and at training the clients according to their procedures. Stratton Seed is looking to increase production soon with plans to utilize our services. This means a great deal to Safe Harbor of Little Rock. Salute Stratton Seed!!!!
Celebration Sunday - September 2018
Preparing our collage with Prayers, Poems & Promises, all handwritten by our clients!
2018 Safe Harbor of Little Rock Pool Tournament Winner - Jeremiah Brown! He won $50 and a trophy. Congrats
Labor Day 2018
The blessings from the Lord are abundant in Little Rock! St. John Baptist Church Food Ministry has an overflow that they want to bless Safe Harbor with on a continual basis! Thank you St. John Baptist Church and thank you Jesus!
Thank you to Tyson for the donation of chicken!!!
Thank you Taylor Bus Sales of Murray, KY for everything you do for Safe Harbor! Little Rock get ready, this one is heading your way!!!
Safe Harbor of Little Rock visited Dickey Steven Park for the ballgame Saturday night!
Congrats to Tyson Norsworthy & Tommie Rivers on their accomplishments!
Great message from our guest speaker, Pastor Allen Hill. “Learn to be content” Phil 4:8-12
Donations from Moody Chapel A.M.E Church of Little Rock, with more to come. We are beyond blessed and so thankful!
In Wednesday night class students wrote a poem, promise or prayer to be added to the collage board.
Representatives here to assist from Blackhawk Molding in Mayflower, AR. We are thankful and blessed to have such involved corporate partners!
July 2018 Celebrations! Congratulations to our July Student of the Month award recipients, James Byram & Terry Nelson
Congratulations to our Reliable of the Month award recipients, Robert Bush & Robert Williams!
Safe Harbor of Little Rock’s Saturday morning Celebrate Recovery Class
Praise & Worship at Safe Harbor of Little Rock, led by Jerry Byers
Celebrating the life of Chaplain Chris Callahan at Safe Harbor of Little Rock
7th Annual Safe Harbor of Little Rock Friends & Family Outing-- over 250 people attended, 3 other transitional facilities attended and volunteered along with local ministers. We had Kim Blackshire, a local program director over a woman's facility. Everyone said they had a great time. It's was such a blessing to see all the students enjoying their kids and families!
Memorial Day... Is the day that's set aside to remember with gratitude and pride all those who served and died for our country and for our freedom. May your day be filled with memories and peace. God Bless America!
Safe Harbor of Little Rock Singing Group, The Revaluations
Friday Night Revival Baptism Service was something like I've never seen, 13 souls when down in the water and a visitor asked to have her feet washed. Glory be to God!
Little Rock thanks you for your time Pastor Kyle. Thank you for blessing us with a great word from God, to do well with our portion that He has given us and to be a good steward over it.
Celebration Sunday March 2018 Congratulations to Reliable student of the Month Michael Battern!
Congratulations to the student of the month of March Mr. Travis Miller!
Safe Harbor of Little Rock welcomes ICS to their family of Corporate Partners! We look forward to the opportunities in store!
We had chapel service in the old building, for the first time since 1991, and the Holy Spirit really moved everyone. All the students came to the altar. God is Great.
Thank you to the Bundt Cake Company for dropping off some sweets to brighten everyone’s day!!!
Thank you to everyone who has helped with the new roof for Safe Harbor of Little Rock! Thank you to those who competed at Battle in the Saddle Tunica, MS, for those who sponsored and for those who donated!
Donations just received from Primrose Methodist Church they love what we are doing and is always willing to help us thanks so much Primrose! God is moving in so many ways to have to prepare to receive these blessing.
Pre-Trip inspections with the Pastor,Mr.Booth and Patterson, to make sure the vans were ready and safe for the guys to travel in!
The Governor's Cook donating Breakfast to Safe Harbor of Little Rock!
Blackhawk Molding is one of our premier partners, and we will go to any lengths to all we can to help meet their objectives. 2 men have been hired on there for over 2 years, we awarded them with a certificate and $50
Jan 2018 Safe Harbor of Little Rock would like to congratulate Julio Davis with Reliable of the Month for the month of January. Mr Davis work's for Baptist Hotel. He has worked for 3 1/2 month's without missing any days and Ms. Mona loves his work. Keep up the good work Mr. Davis
Pictures of the men using their gift cards they got for Christmas to buy clothes from Burlington Coat Factory. Seeing their smile is why we do this! To God be the glory.
These are the true wise men. They came to the altar because they realize that this life is only manageable with God at the head of it, without him there is nothing. We welcome them to the body of Christ. Thank you Pastor Eric for blessing us as a whole all Safe Harbor Ministries.
Safe Harbor Little Rock Admin Christmas Party
Christmas 2017 "As we were breaking bread and just watching the guys enjoying this beautiful meal that God blessed us with, it really put a smile on my face and warms my heart. This is why I do what I do and thank God for this chance to serve his people. The pleasure is truly mine." - Gary Wilson, Little Rock Program Coordinator
December 2017 Awards Safe Harbor of Little Rock would like to congratulate Gary Wilson with Employee of the Year. Mr. Wilson is a real blessing to Little Rock.
Safe Harbor of Little Rock would like to congratulate Jerry Byers for Watchman of the Year
Safe Harbor of Little Rock would like to congratulate Carl Williams for Student Volunteer of The Year.
Thank you to Ring Container Technologies in Little Rock for blessing the men of Safe Harbor with Donations for Christmas! When God moves, He really moves!
Awards October 2017 Safe Harbor of Little Rock would like to congratulate Michael Williams for Student of the Month!
Safe Harbor of Little Rock would like to congratulate Jeffery Davis for Reliable of the Month. Mr. Davis works for Baptist Central Laundry.
Safe Harbor of Little Rock would like to recognize Homer Larrow. He has been so wonderful
Safe Harbor of Little Rock would like to recognize Gary Wilson for his outstanding dedication to this Ministry. He is a true man of God. My hats of to you Mr. Wilson.
Safe Harbor of Little Rock would like to take a minute to recognize a few students for doing a outstanding job, Curtis Goodwin and Timothy Cotten. Since they got to Safe Harbor they have been taking care of Gods house. May God keep blessing them.
Fall Revival 2017 Safe Harbor of Little Rock recived a huge blessing last night. Pastor Zack preached a amazing word.God has truly touched this young man. I hope all everyone will get a chance to hear this young man!
Pastor Eric Alexander - thank you for all you do and for obeying God!
Staff member of the week Robert Poulston does a great job as reliable coordinator and he really deserves this! Keep moving forward!!!
Safe Harbor of Little Rock would like to give a shout out to Branden for the job he is doing in the bathrooms. He is helping us go from Good to Great. Excellent job Branden!
Student Driver, Homer Larrow, keeping his van clean. He has been such a blessing to Safe Harbor of Little Rock
September 2017 Congratulations to our Student of the Month for September, Christopher Hutchenson.
Congratulations to our Reliable of the Month for September, Tyler Rodgers. Mr. Rodgers works for NLR Baptist Grounds.
Safe Harbor of Little Rock participants at Amplify in Benton, AR over the weekend!
Congratulations to Benny Husley on being Safe Harbor of Little Rock's Reliable of the Month for August 2017!
Congratulations to Robert Booth on being Safe Harbor of Little Rock's Student of the Month for August 2017.
Little Rock doing some maintenance and preparing for their annual inspection!
Safe Harbor of Little Rock out at the Travlers Game on Saturday! We had a great time, plus great seats!
Safe Harbor of Little Rock Student of the Month for July 2017 is Jody Elms. Jody is an outstanding student, he volunteers in the kitchen and holds down a 40 hour a week job. Congratulations!
Reliable of the Month for July 2017 was awarded to Isaac Scott who works for Blackhawk Molding. He has been in the program since March 9, 2017. He has never had a write up, goes to all classes, and spreads positivity to the other participants.
You will never thirst of the Lord, but it’s hot today. Taking the guy’s some gatorade on a hot day. Just showing them how much we care.
Giving all the men new pillows letting them know that we care about them getting a good nights rest as well because there our main focus is the serve them and were serving God as well!
Mission Updates: New paint & trim going up!
Graduation Party July 2017
June 2017 Reliable of the Quarter for Little Rock is Mr. Ricky Ezell. Ricky works for NLR grounds. Mr. Ezell is scheduled to Graduate in September. This is our very first time ever doing this for the quarter. Each student was given a certificate, ceremony and $100.00 for their achievement!
One of our partners, Baptist Central Laundry, recognized one of our Faithwork's employee's Friday with a certificate of appreciation award for going above and beyond his job duties. Congratulations & thank you for your outstanding work Mr. Robert Gray!
A few pictures from the 1st Quarter in 2017. 13 lives dedicated to the Lord! God is doing amazing things in Little Rock!
The 6th Annual Friends & Family Outing at Pinnacle Mt. State Park was a huge success!! We had “sack races” and many other activities, including BBQ! The Outing was advertised on Praise 102.5FM, where Billy St. James recognized us numerous times. Kids counted, said the ABC’s and won lots of prizes!! It was great to see all the families that came out to enjoy their loved ones in transition.
Congratulations Adolfo Carvajal on being Student of the Month for May 2017!
Little Rock Staff Meeting memorizing Bible Versus before meeting begins!
Revival - May 2017 Pastor Eric closing out Revival in Little Rock
More pictures from Revival
Congratulations Sterling Wulff!
Thank you to our Reliable Partners – this program would not be successful without your support!
April 25, 2016 Congratulations – Greg P. for Reliable Employee of the Month!
January 18, 2016 Pastor Sims presents William P. with the Reliable Employee of the Month for January, William works at Bapt. Hotel where he’s never missed a scheduled work day. He’s also exemplified great work ethics when he was assigned to Central Laundry and Blackhawk Molding—–this January we Salute Mr. William!!!!!
Dec 10, 2015 - Pastor of the Year (given for most effective pastor who got the best feedback from the students and made the greatest impact on the participants on a mission and personal level)
Dec 10, 2015 - Reliable of the Year (awarded from votes by the partners, participants, and administrative staff; also earned through a review of revenue and overall operations of the Reliable back-to-work program)
Dec 10, 2015 - Transportation of Year (earned though overall operation, fuel efficiency, and most effective job routes)
March 6, 2016 Celebrating baptisms! Praise God!
Happy Memorial Day
This is the awesome work that our participants have done at The Saline County Road new facility, we have 4 men working at new Partner “Benton Fence Co.” The owner was so impressed with their work, that he wants to set up a meeting with the owner’s of one of the largest landscaping firms in Central Ark. Good job guys!
Mission Updates A HUGE thank you to 3M Corporation in Little Rock for donating gravel for our parking lot! What a blessing to have it raised and leveled.
We are excited about our newly started Computer Lab. The lab’s purpose is to assist the men in our program with their recovery and transition. For the participants enrolled in the State of Arkansas’ Re-Entry program this will be used to give them access for the state’s access point for all their services called the “Good Grid”. We will also be using the lab to work with the residents on basic internet skills, word processing, typing and their resumes. One of our faithful partners, Goodwill offers a GED class and testing so the participants will be able to plug into the their services as well.