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Testimony Tuesday: Joshua Bailey Intake pic - 01/29/2020 Current pic - 04/07/2020 "My name is Joshua C. Bailey. I entered the program in January of this year. I was on the verge of losing everything in my life. I had no hope and was tired of the way that I was living. I not only had drug problems, I was going down a path that led me to get shot several times and I knew that if I continued down this path it would only lead to me being in prison for the rest of my life or death. Safe Harbor has not only helped with understanding why I used, it has given me the opportunity to get my life back on track with God and given me hope once again."
Testimony Tuesday: Emmanuel Thomas Intake pic - 01/22/2020 Current pic - 03/23/2020 "It all started when I was 16 years of age. When I started to experiment with weed, because of problems with my mom and dad getting divorced and him becoming an addict. As time went on I developed a habit of hanging around the wrong crowd of people, always ending me up in jail and as time moved on for me I also graduated to going to prison. I went to prison 3 times and the last time I went I had a revelation. I knew that I wanted better for my life and I also know that I couldn't have it unless I had God in my life Whom I praise and worship daily and also being of service to my brothers.I just want to say that Jesus gets all the Glory for making this happen in my life."
Testimony Tuesday: Maurice Henderson Intake pic - 02/07/2020 Current pic - 03/17/2020 "Safe Harbor has taught me so many things since coming in over a month ago. I have learned how to be patient, how to deal with life on life terms, and how to allow God to take care of my many concerns and thoughts. I am very grateful for the staff at Safe Harbor of Memphis for showing me tough love and for all the helpful advice, love and support as I continue to maintain this life of sobriety. The classes have helped me by giving me the necessary tools that I need to fight this demon known as addiction by proving me with helpful insights about myself, also known as character defects. I am learning things about myself that I have never known before."
Celebration Sunday March 2020 Congratulations to our graduates; Mario Cogshell (not pictured), Alwood Brown, Rashad Dancy, & Bradley McLean
Happy March Birthday to James Kates, Patrick Dowlen, Courtney Browder, Noe Camacho Jr., & Zachery Smith!
Client of the Month was Roderick McGary! Congrats
Our Reliable of the Month went to Michael McAlister Jr.
Testimony Tuesday: Curtis Shephard Intake pic - 02/17/2020 Current pic - 03/03/2020 "It all started back when I was using crack cocaine years ago. I was a benger and what that means is I would do good for a long period and then I would relapse and would lose everything that I had over a weekend of pleasure. This has been going on in my life for a long time and I can't seem to stop. Now that I am here at Safe harbor for my 5th time in over 3 years, which 3 of those times I graduated and now I know that I have to do some things different in order to be successful in my recovery. The first thing is to get a real relationship with God. I have been reading my bible and listening to Pastor Charles and now I am able to see things different. I pray for a different outcome this time because I believe that God wants me to be clean and sober and I want to be clean."
Memphis Clients giving back to the community and cleaning up!
Testimony Tuesday: Cody Brown Intake pic - 12/12/2019 Current pic - 03/02/2020 "I started drinking when I was eight years old. Me and my brothers were in my fathers shed and we found some beer so we tried it and it made me feel very sick so I didn't do any more until I was 12. It made me feel good so I thought and as I got older being with my friends we started to drink very heavily and we all graduated to moonshine and vodka. Then I started to play football and stopped my 11th grade year, me and my Grandmother was in a car wreck and she died. That's when I really was drinking very heavily everyday. I dropped out of school now I'm drinking more I have lost all my friends. I started to go to jail and my 3rd time I did 1 year in jail and I got out and got into a serious relationship and ended up having a child together. We got Married and I stayed clean for 3 years then we started having problems. I was depressed all the time so I started drinking again and lost my family. Now that I am here at Safe Harbor I have learned patience and prayer that changes things and I'm truly fighting to have stability in my life again through God who has been keeping me and my family."
Testimony Tuesday: Bobby Hill Intake pic - 10/19/2019 Current pic - 02/24/2020 "The last 19 years of my life was spent struggling to get out of prison. I thought a few times I would end up killing someone and have to spend the rest of my life in prison, until I gave God a try at changing me and saving my life. I had already tried drugs, gangs and the ways of the world so I went to church asking Jesus to forgive me for my sins. I tried to live by the instructions that the Bible gave me, I went to parole and everyone said I would never make it but I put it in Gods hands. They granted me parole and made me come to Safe Harbor. At first I was angry because they were not letting me go straight home but as I worked the program everything started to fall in place. Now I'm working a good job and have my family back in my life, money saved up and a real relationship with God. What started out making me angry turned out to be a blessing. I thank God that he allowed me another chance at life and I pray he blesses me and everyone in the program."
Testimony Tuesday: Andy Martin Intake pic - 02/11/2020 Current pic - 02/17/2020 "This is my testimony:My name is Andy Martin and I'm a Alcoholic.I started drinking at a very early age,actually at the age of 14. I drank and would sneak around my parents consuming alcohol behind their backs. The point and place I'm at now is much better than on the streets of Memphis. I have been in Safe Harbor program for around a week now and have been doing wonderful. However, I actually checked into safe Harbor for safety. It has helped me to also get closer to God and hopefully soon find a better job. The program has also kept me sober and from being homeless and is really a great program . I'm very appreciative of the staff and other brothers in the program P.S. THANKS"
Celebration Sunday - February 2020 Congratulations to our graduates; William Robinson, James Banks, Victor Manor, Edward Ewing, Daniel Harrell, James Echols, Sinclair Files, & Scott Lundberg.
Happy February Birthday to Joshua Bailey, Emmanuel Thomas, Timothy Tichnor, Victor Manor, Daniel Harrell, & Lawrence Baird
Our Reliable of the Month was Nicholas Callahan.
Client of the Month went to Elliot Gray
Staff Member of the Month was Charles Sims. Congrats!
Testimony Tuesday: Courtney Browder Intake pic - 01/10/2020 Current pic - 02/10/2020 “My name is Courtney Browder and this is my Testimony: I'm 29 years old an looking back over my life these last 30 days, I was a wreck. I was selling meth and doing cocaine and gang banging at the same time. I thought that I was living a wonderful lifestyle til God sat me down so I could listen to what he was trying to tell me. I was moving way too fast not knowing that I was hurting everyone that was around me and the ones who loved me the most. My life was on the verge of being cut short due to the drug use and hustling in the streets. I stopped using and went back to the Gang life and it lead me back to using drugs again. When I went to jail all my gang buddies were no were to be found to give me the help I desperately needed. These 30 days have been a Blessing And a eye opener. I'm not around my old friends, I have gotten a better bond with my Mother and I can have a real conversation with her. I'm a little more focused on my life these days and trying to have a better relationship with God this is something I didn't have before. Thanks to Safe Harbor for giving me a chance to grow in this process of life. I was messed up when I got here and this place is helping me change every day.”
Testimony Tuesday: Nicholas Callahan Intake pic - 11/17/2019 Current pic - 02/03/2020 “Well I started out smoking pot at the age of 11 just because I thought it was cool and was trying to fit in with all the others, and it got worse and worse as time went on. I also started to drink beer with friends at parties and then the pills came along with the beer. It wasn't long after that I was introduced to meth, the devil drug and I just couldn't stop. This drug took complete control of my life. There was period where my family intervened and got me help but it didn't last long. The only thing I hadn't tried was God, so I started praying and believing that God will take this demon out of my life and he did. Now I am here at Safe Harbor and getting a better relationship with God on a daily basis.”
Superbowl Sunday in Memphis!
Testimony Tuesday: Marcell Sangster Intake pic - 06/20/2019 Current pic - 12/30/2019 “The truth be told I've always had a vision to be great, a leader, provider. But coming to Safe Harbor my vision was blurry. I was lost and tired, fearful, depressed, homeless. I've slept outside, ran away from my responsibility, my environment, traveling from state to state thinking that I could live better and do better. But things only got worse not knowing the big problem was myself and my addiction. I've stole, lied, cheated and most of all a total monster, it was my addiction. But there was always something in me the whole time, which was God, my Lord and savior's voice, whispering to me go back home you can't run all your life. So I came back to Safe Harbor to get help that I needed. In my journeys I was destined to want more out of life than a rough lifestyle of misery. Thanks to Safe Harbor, The Chaplain, IOP, The Staff all of this helped me renew my mind, body, heart,and soul. I'm no longer fearful, depressed, or homeless. I can now trust the process, continue to take baby steps and let God order my foot steps and use the tools Safe Harbor gave me to deal with in life. I am very thankful and grateful for Safe Harbor Program because this really works.”
Testimony Tuesday: Jonathon Moore Intake pic - 11/14/2019 Current pic - 12/23/2019 “My name is John Moore. When I first came to Safe Harbor I had a very negative attitude and was mad with the world. But after taking the time to settle in and get to know more about the program and giving the program a chance it has made a big difference in my attitude as well as in my life. The program has helped me change not only how I view and feel about myself but it has also had a major impact on how I view and treat others around me. Due to the classes and the support from the staff at Safe Harbor of Memphis I have learned new ways of dealing with my everyday struggles in life and how to communicate my concerns and problems instead of holding them in. Before coming to Safe Harbor I was living day by day trying to make ends meet but since being here I now see that there is light at the end of the tunnel for me. I look forward to going to work every day something that I did not have to look forward to in the past. I have also started to believe in myself self and now I feel that God has a purpose and a plan for my life.
Testimony Tuesday: James Echols Intake pic - 8/13/2019 Current pic - 12/16/2019 “This is my testimony. Hello reader my drug of choice was Alcohol. I had my first drink when I was 16 years of age. I got it underneath my Uncles car seat. It started out to be fun and having good times with friends on Fridays after high school games with other players. I continued on partying all through college while playing sports. Not knowing I was becoming powerless after each drink of Alcohol. I was home for summer break from college and I caught my first DUI. I got a slap on the wrist. Within that same summer 2 months later I got another DUI and I got another slap on the wrist, still in denial that I was powerless when I drink. Since then I have had 4 other DUI’s and still in denial. Until 12/22/2015 was my last DUI and by the Grace of God he Delivered me from Alcohol. Although I had a long battle with the court system and after 4 years of going to court they finally had a judgement that I come to Safe Harbor and this was a good thing that I agreed on and would not change it for nothing in this world to God be the Glory”
Celebration Sunday - December 2019 Congratulations to all of our graduates! George Newby, Ross Healy, Michael Perry, Robert White, Gerald Brewer & Keebler Frazier!
Happy Birthday to Anthony Coleman, Justin Bell & Richard Pendleton!
Our Client of the Month was Douglas Waldron! Congrats!
Congratulations to our Staff Member of the Month - Dustin Palmer!
Our Partner of the Month was Von Drehle!
Testimony Tuesday: Ray Joyce Intake pic - 06/17/2019 Current pic - 12/3/2019 "My name is Ray Joyce and this is my Testimony 12/2/2019: It all started when I was 16 and I had been introduced to cocaine from 2 of my friends from Nashville, they had bought it. I mean I had never tried this before I began using and selling the drug . I thought that I was doing good, so I thought and time past on and I went to jail for selling. I started looking at what was going on in my life. This drug had me hooked and I was using all the time. I was depressed all the time. My family didn't want me around. Now things are better. I came to Safe Harbor through the grace of God who has carried me all these years. I always keep God first in my days. I have to do this thing one day at a time. I'm not perfect I just want to be better so I can be a good father to my children."
Thanksgiving 2019 A very special thank you to Apostle Hope and his church members for preparing and serving Thanksgiving dinner to our Guys!
Testimony Tuesday: Zachery Smith Intake pic - 11/5/2019 Current pic - 11/25/2019 "Now that I think back, my addiction started way before I realized it after doing heroin. I was raised in a southern Baptist conservative family. I was baptized when I was 5 years of age. The church that I was raised in had a preacher that didn't sit right with me. I was taught fear and eternal damnation, if I didn't believe exactly what was told that I would be going to hell. What I was taught I ran from and that was spiritual practices. I started smoking weed and drinking at the age of 13. I never suffered any consequences from using until I started to using hard drugs. I was kicked out of school in the 11th grade for smoking weed. After high School I started to use even harder drugs. I was introduced to Heroin and this was a nightmare that I could not get rid of. I overdosed 17 times and by the grace of God I am still here. I've been in and out of recovery for a while. Now that I review my life consciously of the here and now and the acceptance of my past. I have come to know a peace that I could never imagine and my relationship God is Beautiful. I've learned to appreciate things that I used to hate. Thank God for AA and NA another chance at life."
Testimony Tuesday: Harley Calvert Intake pic - 10/31/2019 Current pic - 11/18/2019 "I started out at a early age, I was 12 years of age when this nightmare started. I was in school in the 6th grade when I was introduced to Marijuana and I quickly got tired of that high and started using prescription pain pills and also fell madly in love with xanax and valium. I went through 13 years of hell. During all those years I stole from my parents. I robbed people that I didn't even know. I had been arrested 29 times at the age of 18. There was this time not too long ago when my parents let me come back home to stay and they had to leave town for a few days and I was there alone. I stole money from my little brothers piggy bank and that was the last time I did something like that because I hurt him and my Mom and Dad. They also had me locked up for this and I am grateful for what they have done because now I see God in all this and Now I am at Safe Harbor in IOP getting it together. I now know that I can't do this alone and the only person that can is Jesus."
November 2019 Employee Spotlight - Admissions Coordinator, Joshua Jones Date of Hire: September 16, 2019 "My name is Joshua Jones. I am 38 years old, but was 24 years old when I first became a client in Safe Harbor of Nashville in 2005 when it was Lighthouse Mission Ministries. I came in broke, busted and on the verge of losing everything that I have ever loved in this life, including my own life. I had no family or friends, and no sense of direction or purpose. Thanks to the Director at that time, Rick Bryant, and the outstanding leadership of the corporate office, including but not limited to Pastor Kyle Bennett, Pastor Brad, my lifelong friend Kenny Lane, and the staff of Safe Harbor of Nashville that saw something in me that I did not see in myself. At that time I was given the opportunity to become part of a great legacy."
What is your reason for working with Safe Harbor? "I work for Safe Harbor because Safe Harbor was able to reach me through the power of the Highest and I love helping other people overcome the same obstacles and addictions that I, myself, have had to face over the years."
Celebration Sunday - November 2019 Congrats to our graduates - Randy Carter & Roger Ivey!
Happy November Birthday to Bret Bouder, Tracy King, Rashad Dancy, Sinclair Files, Kenneth Hicks, Ray Joyce, Nathan Shackelford, & Arthur Taylor!
Congrats to our Reliable of the Month, Tracy King!
Congrats to Joshua Jones for being our Staff Member of the Month!
Testimony Tuesday: Michael Matthews Intake pic - 08/21/2019 Current pic - 11/11/2019 "My name is Michael Matthews and this is my testimony: About 3 Months ago, before entering Safe Harbor program, I was lost out in the world. I couldn't keep a job. I wasn't eating. All I wanted to do was end my life, drinking was my choice and it got completely out of control. My life was unmanageable and someone told me about Safe Harbor. So I came and I felt a little ashamed at first, but I was met by some good brothers that showed me love. I mean the love of God and that meant something to me and now I have professed Jesus Christ the lord over my life."
Testimony Tuesday: Bradley McLean Intake pic - 09/04/2019 Current pic - 10/21/2019 "My name is Bradley McLean and this my testimony. The beginning of my drug use was at the age of 14, I was using alcohol and smoking marijuana, at first getting high was fun but later on in my life it wasn't. One of the reasons things took a turn for the worst is I had been introduced to Meth and for a full decade I was on this roller coaster ride that I didn't know how to get off of. In this process I lost friends and my family had began to accept that I was an addict. And the only thing I know is that God started to do things in my life and that was sending me to jail. During this time in jail I got closer to God. Now that I'm out I have learned so many things from God and I'm so thankful that he has delivered me."
Celebration Sunday - October 2019 Congrats to our graudates Matthew McIntosh, Sean Srock, Marvin Coston, and Jimmy Williams!
Our Reliable of the Month was Richard Hudson!
Our Client of the Month was Leland Spencer! Congrats!
Our Partner of the Quarter, Highline Aftermarket, receiving their award.
2019 Fall Revival Breaking chains with the power of Jesus in Memphis!
Night 3 - The Holy Spirit was moving once again at Safe Harbor Memphis as Joshua Jones sang a solo and Pastor Ron deliver's the Word.
Testimony Tuesday: Christopher Free Intake pic - 07/24/2019 Current pic - 10/07/2019 "This is my Testimony: My name is Christopher Free I have went through hell with my drug addiction and was homeless living under a bridge in Fisherville until 07/20/19. I walked to Fisherville Baptist Church and asked the people there if they would give me a ride back to Memphis. During the ride back they were ministering to me and I accepted Jesus Christ whom is my Lord and Savior back into my life. They dropped me off at a friends house, which at the time I didn't know that she didn't have power in the house, but I stayed for one day. The second day I walked to Safe Harbor. Since then my life has changed. I now work a 40 hr week job, I have gained 23 pounds I have also learned patience. So I'm grateful to God for blessing me to have a second chance"
Testimony Tuesday: Rashad Dancy Intake pic - 9/16/2019 Current pic - 9/30/2019 "My name is Rashad I would like to think that I was recognized as a good person. I grew up in a home with my parents and my only sibling is my brother whom I love dearly.My parents were married and soon after they were divorced, but we still stayed together. There was lots of problems with my mother and my father but they managed to stay together. My mother worked in a hospital and my father was in the National Coast Guard so he was not home much and my mother was very strict and she was a Jehovah's Witness. I was sheltered most of my young life until my father started taking me to see his side of the family. This is when my eyes were opened to a different world which I fell in love with. I was able to celebrate my birthday and holidays and my brother in all this lost his way by going to prison for life and I followed in some of his steps by using drugs and drinking alcohol. By the age of 19 I had 2 kids and a very heavy substance abuse problem that I couldn't shake off. I went through years of trying different things, school being one of them. I got my barbers licence and did well until the demon came back and I slowly lost it all. My children grew up not knowing me and I had no one to blame but myself. And this is when I decided to end this wasteful life that I was living. I started seeking help and finally I was learning about myself and after a while I would fall off again and that's when I decided to just let God run this show that I kept messing up. I give God all the Glory in my life now because I found out half measure availed me nothing but misery. I will succeed by Gods Power and also by the instruction of God fearing People that are in my life."
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09/24/2019 Testimony Tuesday: Tim AllenIntake Pic - 01/28/2019 Current Pic - 09/23/2019 "I am from New Orleans. I was a victim of Hurricane Katrina so I know how it feels to lose everything. My addiction started shortly after the storm hit. I was asked by my cousin to come back to New Orleans to help him rehab homes that he purchased. I got hooked up with old friends and they were doing drugs that I had never used before, I only smoked Marijuana and they were smoking cocaine in their cigarettes. It was not long after that I was hooked on crack from the peer pressure of my so called friends. I've been battling with this demon for over 11 years off and on. Now I can say after being in 5 rehabs and having near death experience and losing everything over and over, I'm happy to say that I have no desire of letting that demon enter this vessel again. God loves me so much that he turned my mess into a message and I thank Him for delivering me from that bondage."
Friday Night Bingo in Memphis!
09/17/2019 Testimony Tuesday: Mark Gonzalez Intake pic - 06/21/2019 Current pic - 09/16/2019 "Hi my name is Mark G. I’m 39yrs old and for the past 4yrs of my life I’ve been on a road of destruction and have no one to blame but myself. I started using drugs and when they were not available I would drink as much as I could. I started drinking so much I would end up regretting things I did to people and myself. I burnt all my bridges because I would go back and forth from drugs and alcohol until I would end up in jail and rehabs trying to make my wrongs right. This last time I ended up in jail I met this old timer who happened to be my cellmate and he made me realize I've been trying to get right for others all this time when I should have been trying to get right for myself. He told me about the Safe Harbor program and how I could start from the bottom and get my mind and my relationship with God right before I jump into trying to repair relationships with family and friends. So here I am 3 months sober rebuilding myself and regardless of what's going on around me with others I'm focused on myself and my future cause when it comes down to it, the only people I can depend on is my relationship with God and myself, and I'm really thankful that I met that old man in jail that told me about this program and for this program for giving me the tools to get my life back on track to be the man God wants me to be. So now I take it one day at a time and I don't worry about things I've done in my past but I focus on my future and making the right choices. I'm getting to old to be acting stupid about dealing with life and things I cant control, so now I let go and let Gods plan work his way and not mine."
How about the winners of bingo at Safe Harbor Memphis!
Testimony Tuesday: Jeremiah Johnson Intake Pic - 08/02/2019 Current Pic - 09/03/2019 "I have an addiction to alcohol and heroin that I have been struggling with for sometime now. My addiction has caused my family a lot of disappointment as well as myself. I've lost relationships with friends. I've lost jobs, and in the end was sleeping in my jeep. I was arrested in June of this year for second offense DUI and a probation violation. I was sick and tired of being in and out of jail. I heard about the program here at Safe Harbor and how great the success rate is for people in recovery. I'm happy that I chose Safe Harbor because the atmosphere is positive and the staff as well as the other people in recovery are friendly and helpful. I enjoy going to the classes and learning how to cope with my addictions. They also have excellent IOP program that I look forward to every week. I've been making great progress in the 32 days I have been here. I'm learning to let go of the past and define who I am. I've learned more here than I ever have anywhere else. I feel very grateful and accomplished with the progress I've made here."
Labor Day 2019
Testimony Tuesday - Andrew Tidwell - August 27, 2019 Intake pic - June 28, 2019 Current pic - August 26, 2019 “It started by seeing my parents party throughout my childhood. I picked up drugs and drinking by the age of 13. I started selling drugs in high school. I didn't think I was addicted until I lost my football scholarship by getting caught with weed and beer at school. After that everything went downhill. I became a garbage can junkie, started doing any and every drug, all day, everyday. In and out of jail. After serving 2 11/29's I did good until my grandfather passed away. I stayed high until I found out I was going to be a father. I stayed sober until my baby's mamma kept my daughter from me. I started getting high again until I had brain surgery from I.V. drug use. After that I stayed clean until September 2019, the day I got arrested. While I was in jail I lost custody of my daughter. They gave me a plea, that if I go to rehab and finish probation, I can get her back. So I chose Safe Harbor. Once I started it seemed like it was really tough with all the classes everyday. With the classes I have learned that if I schedule my time I wont have time to use and will think about it less often. With the savings plan, I have learned how to manage my money and use it on the things I actually need. But all in all I've learned if you do all those things and have a true relationship with God, you can do all the things you set your mind to. The staff members are living proof that anyone that truly wants to clean and sober can and will be. Since I've been here I've gotten a lot closer to God, became a better, and sober man!”
Testimony Tuesday - August 20, 2019: Robert White Intake pic - 06/17/2019 Current pic - 08/20/2019 “My name is Robert White this is a testimony of my life. I started at a young age in my life drinking and drugging which led me to roaming from state to state. I did a fifteen year stay in the department of corrections. I was released in the year 2009. I stayed sober up until the year 2018. I felt myself falling back into the same loop hole. After that feeling my fiance and I had a talk and I found myself here at Safe Harbor of Memphis since I have been here I have found peace within and humbled myself with guidance. I have become closer to God and by abiding in him and his word I can overcome all things. I can see the change in me and feel the 360 degree turn that I have made by making this decision”
Celebration Sunday - August 2019 Happy Birthday to Tommy Davison, Wesley Haworth, Jimmy Williams & Corey Winters!
Congratulations to our Client of the Month, Patrick Jay Holden!
Congratulations to our graduate, Curtis Shephard!
Congratulations to our Reliable of the Month, Herman James!
Baptisms in Memphis
August 13, 2019 Testimony Tuesday: Marvin Coston Intake pic - 04/22/2019 Current pic - 08/13/2019 “I, Marvin Coston, am blessed to be at Safe Harbor of Memphis. I'm here because I was living on the streets drinking my life away with no where to turn. Thankfully God guided me here! I have been faithful to my Director, Coordinators, Chaplain, and most important to God. God has blessed me in so many ways since i have been here. I have a full time job, I have a roof over my head, food in my stomach, and savings plan that I can use for housing when I graduate! I would like to thank Safe Harbor for being there for me in my time of need and giving me the tools I need to succeed. I don't know where I would be without them.”
S.Y. Wilson Blesses Safe Harbor
For several years the Winstead family has supported Safe Harbor, whether it be through donations or by employing our clients. Yesterday we received a huge blessing from them once again, in the form of a donation from their business, S.Y. Wilson & Company of Arlington, TN. Boots, Jeans, Jackets, Shirts & more given for our clients in our Men’s & Women’s program. Families like this are one of the reasons that Safe Harbor continues on! We can’t thank S.Y. Wilson & Company and the Winstead family enough for what they have done for Safe Harbor! If you’ve never visited their store, please take some time and stop by to see them, and let them know we sent you! They are located at 12020 Walker St Arlington, TN 38002 You can also find them on Facebook and online @ www.sywilson.com
“On behalf of all the staff and clients of Safe Harbor of Memphis I would like to thank a mighty couple of God, Pastors Ron and Donna Smith! They delivered a much need motivational and inspirational Praise and Warship followed by a Church service with an alter call that saved 24 men!!!!!!!!” - Director, Paul Garner
Thank you Memphis Redbirds and Lipscomb & Pitts for the amazing opportunity at the game! Thanks for making our guys VIP’s last night. And thanks to our President, Brad Bowie, for the hot wings and chicken tenders. The guys loved it!
Testimony Tuesday - Kevin Arnold Intake Pic - 12/07/2018 Current Pic - 07/21/2019 "My name is Kevin Arnold. I was brought up in the church, baptized at a young age, but I only knew of God. As I got older in my experiences, I got to know God but didn't have a lasting relationship with him. Many times I strayed and did thing that pulled me further away from him. For many years I was in a constant battle between good and evil. Later becoming a prisoner/causality of war. I was spiritually dead, I was lost. All the things I use to do that was fun to me was not fun anymore, all my bad habits became the normal. I cried out asking God why can't I stop? Asking him for help. I was in and out of rehab after rehab. Nothing worked. But God lead me to Safe Harbor of Memphis where I have been clean and sober for 7 and a half months. God delivered me from my strongholds, I thank God for his word and opening my eyes using Safe Harbor through Celebrate Recovery, anger management, 12 steps, and all the classes/workbooks. Now I only look to God through his son Jesus Christ for my maintenance and to maintain my deliverance. God was truly my refuge through Safe Harbor of Memphis."
Celebration Sunday July 2019
Graduate, Ronald Frost
Graduate, Johnny Walton
Graduate, Kevin Arnold
Graduate, Larry Wallace
Graduate, Thomas Irving
Graduate, Justin Fortune
Each graduate gets to choose what word they want on their plaque. We enjoy seeing what stands out to each individual!
Reliable of the Month, Austin Mellor
Happy July Birthday to Gregory Kesler, Norman Rader, Roger Ivey, & Steven Brown
Client of the Month, Robert Lee
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July 4th Celebration in Memphis
Testimony Tuesday: Meet Greg Kesler
"My name is Gregory Kesler, I am 49 years old and have been at Safe Harbor of Memphis for two months. I first attended this place in 2006 when it was called the Lighthouse and was taught the word of God by Pastor Kyle at the time.
Since I have been here this time I have been trusted with responsibilities in the kitchen and helping around the property which has given me the opportunity to serve God and my fellow man. I have been treated with respect and shown general concern. I really appreciate what God Is doing through the staff here in Safe Harbor of Memphis. I couldn't do it with out them!
~ Greg Kesler"
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Celebration Sunday - June 2019 Congrats to our graduate - Samuel McTyre
Happy Birthday to Antonio Blake, Tarell Bradley, John Cleveland, Justin Fortune, Patrick Holden, Richard Hudson, Matthew McIntosh & Austin Mellor
Congrats to our Reliable of the Month - Nicholas Burk
Congrats to our Client of the Month - Kevin Arnold
God showing up & showing out this weekend in Memphis. Well over half of our clients responded to the altar call! There was too many to get in the picture.
Memorial Day 2019 We had a wonderful time in Memphis celebrating Memorial Day. We prayed over all of the fallen who have sacrificed so much for us to be able to have our freedoms here at home. We hope you were able to enjoy the day with your family & friends as well!
Enjoying the PS4 and Memorial Day!
Safe Harbor of Memphis welcomes Paul Garner as the new Director. Paul has a great passion for recovery and a tremendous amount of experience with Drug Courts. We are very excited to have Paul as our new Director of Safe Harbor of Memphis!
Celebration Sunday - May 2019 Congrats to our graduates, Trevor Garland & Randall Britt
Memphis Redbirds Game May 14, 2019 We would like to thank Lipscomb & Pitts for “knocking it out of the park” for our clients in Memphis. They treated our men to Skybox seats for yesterday’s game. Thank you Lipscomb & Pitts for everything you do for Safe Harbor!
B-I-N-G-O night in Memphis!
April 2019 Celebration Sunday Congrats to Tony Campbell & Charles O Neal on their graduation! Happy Birthday to Otis Carr & David Jenkins
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!
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!
Spring Revival 2019 Our spring revival was a great Blessing. Memphis had the honor to have our President and Vice President of Safe Harbor come and share with us. It was so great to have all the wonderful men of God who sacrifice a night of their time to come and bring a word that will change someone’s life forever. Pastor Kyle baptized his son and we baptized six of our own. 55 men made their way to the altar throughout the revival with hope to receive something from the Lord.
THURSDAY NIGHT BRO. REGGIE JACKSON HAD A WORD FROM LUKE CHAP. 18:35-43 - “I HAVE FALLEN BUT NOW I CAN SEE HOW TO GET UP”
WEDNESDAY NIGHT PASTOR CHUCK HAD A WORD FROM JOB CHAP. 3:11-16 - “IS LIFE WORTH LIVING” He’s helping our men understand there is hope in a hopeless situation.
TUESDAY NIGHT BRO. JESSIE FLEMING HAD A WORD FROM PHILIPPIANS CHAP. 3:12-14 - “YOU HAVE TO KEEP MOVING”
Night 2 of Revival Pastor Brad brought forth a word that caught the attention of many. What lies beneath Luke chapter 9:17-24. “There are somethings in our life that only Jesus can deliver us from.”
Spring Revival Night 1 Memphis Spring Revival got off to an awesome start. Pastor Kyle delivered a word from Acts 16:20-34. We had 16 clients re-dedicate their lives at the alter. The Spirit of the Lord filled the house! Praise & Worship was anointed and set the stage for an amazing service!
March Celebration Sunday Congratulations to our graduates in Memphis; Kenneth Tucker, Hunter Dunn, Matthew ONeal, John Moment, Gitoby McCracken, Curtis Ransfer, Timothy Vickers & John Carney
Congratulations to Larry Rucker on being the Client of the Month in Memphis
Celebration Sunday - February 2019 During the celebration Sunday night I have never seen so much joy from so many family members. Mothers testifying and breaking down with tears of joy about how grateful they were for Safe Harbor and the program. A sister saying “my brother is a different person I can't believe it.” Another mother testifying about how many years she has waited to see her son with a changed attitude and how she was so thankful for Safe Harbor. The client you see standing here, notice the cane he is holding. He is the client I posted about going to the hospital one night after turning in his graduation package, only to find out he had a stroke and couldn't use his left side. After talking to him and his family member, I told him that if he was unable to attend the graduation ceremony I would bring it and present it to him. But his family came and brought him to attend. The emotions were very high. His name is Mr. George Love.
Congrats to our seven graduates! Having their families there for support was awesome
Weekend activity’s in Memphis, Bingo night and here are the winners, each one will received a $10 Walmart gift card
Great Praise & Worship and Baptized three Clients Derrick Bradley, KeithFord Watkins, and Dustin Means
Memphis Super Bowl Party!
Safe Harbor had a wonderful weekend with baptisms by Chaplain Antonio & Pastor Charles.
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Celebration Sunday - December 2018 Congratulations to our graduates, Curtis Shepherd, Vincent Overton & James Walley. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Reliable of the Month for December 2018 was Timothy Vickers. Congrats
Client Volunteer of the Month was Robert Clayton. Great job & keep up the great work!
A big thank you to Nan Casey and Anita Wilson, our licensed clinicians overseeing our IOP Program. They wanted to share their support and praise for all that we are doing at Safe Harbor. To hear them tell it we are the best thing going and the only program offering such a continuum of care to our clients in ways that NOBODY else is. Lord we bless You
Celebration Sunday - November 2018 We graduated three clients - Hunter Moore, Lester Jones & Tom Ward. Reliable Client of the Month - Bobby McDonald Safe Harbor Client of the Month - Darryl Ellis
Two vans headed to Safe Harbor of Memphis! Thank you Taylor Bus Sales of Murray, KY!!!
Fall Revival 2018 It was an honor to have Pastor Chuck Williams of First Baptist Church with us tonight.
Day 3 of Fall Revival in Memphis. The men are really enjoying the live worship. Awesome services far with 3 left!
Memphis Revival Day 2 - Pastor Terrence brought forth another great message. We are blessed to see the lives that are changing!
Memphis Fall Revival got off to an awesome start with pastor Chip Taylor from Heartland Baptist Church
They love BINGO night at Safe Harbor of Memphis!!
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“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 Memphis’ Assistant Director... leading by example!
Celebration Sunday - September 2018 Celebration Sunday in Memphis was a success with six graduations! (From left to right - Michael Orr, Kenneth Harvey, Samuel Blair, William Right. Michael Wiggins & Terrance Thomas not pictured.) Two were awarded Client of the Month. Kenneth Tucker & Timothy Vickers. Twelve birthday celebrations this month as well! Happy Birthday to all!!!
Safe Harbor of Memphis’ Chaplain Joe noticed a gentleman was in need of some shoes and clothing, so he blessed him with a care package. Items included a new pair of tennis shoes, socks, underwear and new shirts. We appreciate Chaplain Joe’s desire to help others. We are truly blessed!!!
Safe Harbor of Memphis graduated two clients over the weekend. Earnest Turner & Samuel Norris. Congratulations to both of them!
Safe Harbor of Memphis proudly announces another graduate, William Shirley. We pray that William will continue in the things that he learned at Safe Harbor. - Pastor Charles Sims
July 2018 Safe Harbor of Memphis is very proud of Chapel 1, as they’ve done an excellent job keeping their dorm clean during the month of June. They were rewarded with a trip to Cordova Bowling Alley and Domino’s Pizza. We appreciate the effort these men put forth!
July 4, 2018 Safe Harbor of Memphis had a great time July 4th with all you can eat Bar-B-Q Chicken, Grilled Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Spaghetti with meat balls, Potatoes Salad, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Cold Slaw, Cakes & Pies, Pool Tournament and more!
Memphis Award Ceremony Client Volunteer of the Month - Keith Allen Client of the Month - Benjamin Haley Reliable Client of the Month - James Walley Dorm of the Month - Chapel 1 Congratulations to all of you!
Safe Harbor of Memphis Movie Night Number 2! The men are having an excellent time enjoying Movie Night with popcorn. Around 30 men are participating and it's been a big hit so far!
Memphis celebrates the graduation of a faithful client, Richard Williamson. Moving forward into a new chapter in his life & we wish him the best!
June 2018 Congrats Dwain Hicks on the Stewardship Award!
Congrats to Matthew McIntosh on getting Reliable of the Month!
Congratulations Bradley Holden on your baptism!
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!
Blessings! We would like to think Antonio, his wife, Grace, and members from their church Oak Grove Baptist for coming by today and serving all the men, all you can eat lunch and dinner. We are blessed!
Safe Harbor of Memphis is getting a much needed repair. Thank you for your continued support & prayers!
Memphis revival Night #6 We closed out our spring revival with 4 being baptized and more then 45 rededicating their lives back to Christ. I would like to thank all of those who participated in sowing into the hearts and minds of the men we serve. Sunday's word: Be Faithful With Your Portion. Monday's word: Be That Vessel That God Can Use. Tuesday's word: Forgetting Those Things That Are Behind and Press Forward to Those Things Ahead. Wednesday's word: Break Up Your Fallow Ground. Thursday's word: What Are You Waiting For? Friday's word: What Effort Are You Making to Get Close to Jesus?
Memphis Day Three of Spring Revival, Associate Pastor Grace Young brought forth another great word from God; "Forgetting those things that are behind us and pressing toward the mark"
Memphis Revival on Easter Sunday! We had a awesome time in the Lord. Live Praise & Worship and Pastor Kyle delivering The Word!
Grateful for the guys at Memphis for coming out and getting it done! Spring beautification!
Safe Harbor Memphis Friday night party. Besides good food fun and fellowship, the men were given some great gifts for Christmas
Memphis proudly graduated two more faithful students last night Peter Berry and Anthony Barnes. Peter Berry gave a wonderful testimony. He spoke from Romans 12:2 "And be not conformed any longer to the pattern of this world but be transform by the renewing of your mind"
Thank you to a great group of guys who cleaned one of our partners parking lots on Thanksgiving night!
Memphis has great student volunteers and Narleski Thompson is the winner for the month of November 2017! Congrats!
Fall Revival 2017
3rd night of revival in Memphis! The grace of the Lord was upon us, and we continue to see lives changed!
Safe Harbor of Memphis had another great revival night! Praise & Worship, The Word, Confession, Healing, and Testimonies. The anointing fell on the speaker and lives were changed!
Monday was the first night of the revival and it went off with a bang! The Holy Spirit was there and it took over. We started off with praise & worship. Pastor Kyle spoke from 2 King, the 5th Chapter verses 1 thru 14, about Naaman. Wow what a powerful word. 17 men rededicated their lives to the Lord! We are looking for another powerful night on Tuesday!
Proverb 28:20 Says "A faithful man will abound with blessings". Dwain Hicks, a student volunteer driver, was awarded a check in the amount of $100 for Pre-Trip Inspection. Because of his faithfulness and dedication, during a pre-trip inspection, Mr. Hicks discovered a problem that would have been a $2000 repair, had it gone unnoticed. Special Thanks to Mr. Hicks for following protocol and understanding the importance of pre-trip inspection.
We had a great weekend in Memphis with our once a month outing this month was the WATERMELON and the HORSESHOE tournament, all the watermelon you can eat and a change to win a $25 dollars first place and a $15 dollars second place prize. Will Jackson 1st place and James Watkins 2nd place
Congratulations to Keith Taylor from our Memphis location for being awarded Reliable Student of the Quarter. Keith Works at Brims Snacks and is scheduled to graduate in October. 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!
May 2017 Our revival last week was a great success! The Spirit of God moved in an awesome way. I believe all the speakers were led by the Spirit of God in the word they spoke. Jesus said in John 3:8 "The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it come from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." I can see it working in our participants as they realize a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ is the source of wisdom, patience, and power. We need to honor God, help others, and meet the challenges of today. These men want to have dominion over every thing as God said and not let it have dominion over them. - Pastor Charles Sims
5/24/2017 - Revival Night 2 with Pastor Brad Bowie "Don't let your circumstances become your identity"
Night 1 of Revival in Memphis with Pastor Ronnie Johnson 5/22/2017
Happy Easter!!! We held a special Easter service to reach those in our immediate community. Service was held actually under the bridge across from the mission. There we were able to share the love Christ. Afterwards, we had a great dinner to celebrate what that Christ died and ROSE for us!
Mission Update! Recently at Safe Harbor we have been working on improving our facility to better serve the 65+ men in our care. We are striving to do a Great Work at Safe Harbor of Memphis – both in house and in the community. We want you to join us in our quest to heal this WORLD one person at a time and a great way to make our participants feel important and valued is to have clean, up-to-date, and fresh facilities. These pictures represent some of the makeovers we have been working on to give our property a much needed face lift. I am asking you to be a part of our movement by donating money, time, or materials. Your contributions will help us to better care for the men we are helping rebuild their lives. You can sponsor building materials which can range from paint, tools, tile, landscaping, and more or sponsor hygiene products such as soaps, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, etc. EVERY donation is helpful! Wood Paneling for Recreation Room Recently sponsored by a family in Covington
Nehemiah House after renovations(new flooring, ceiling, paint, and complete bathroom overhaul)
SUCCEED. DON’T GIVE UP. WORK HARD. BE DETERMINED. ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING. DREAM BIG. Let’s be encouraged – Safe Harbor has been focused on encouraging our participants that they can achieve their goals of a united family, health, sobriety, living drug-free, job security, independent living and more. We believe that in order for a circumstantial change to take place a mental, physical, and spiritual change must be made first. Recently we have posted inspirational quotes and posters throughout the mission to remind the men they are important and they CAN live the life they want. We all must set goals, work hard, and stay focused.
Congrats Graduates! "Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try" ~ John F Kennedy
Jan 20 – 22, 2017 Safe Harbor Battle in the Saddle took over Tunica, MS! This was our 3rd year in Tunica and the show proved to be a huge blessing. We had over 1000 entries from contestants all over the southeast, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri & Indiana. Along with the great added money that was made possible by our sponsors, we also hosted the KK Productions Run for Vegas. This is a race for girls 16 years & under to qualify for their shot to run at the prestigious finals held in Las Vegas. We are excited at the opportunities that will come from this race. As we tell our contestants, they are helping to change lives one run at a time. Thank you to all who have and who continue to support Safe Harbor! Dates have been set for 2018 Battle in the Saddle Tunica! Mark your calendars for Jan 19 – 21, 2018! Thank you to all of our sponsors! Without your support this event would not be possible! Guardian Moving Systems, Carter Funding Corporation, Electrolux, Rockin' Peace Ranch, Davidson County Drug Court – Judge Casey Moreland, Krebs Brothers Restaurant Store, SY Wilson and Company, Momma Can Do It Monogramming, BB&T Insurance Services, Kyle & Jamie Bennett, JB & Tammye Bowie, Campbells Performance Horses, Tractor Supply Company, Mid South Veterinary Services – Dr Brent Pugh, DVM, NovaCopy, State Farm – Shawn Wilkins, Couch & Associates Insurance Learn more about Battle in the Saddle at www.safeharborevent.com
"If you give a man a fish, he will eat for today. If you can teach a man how to fish, he can eat for a lifetime... We seek to teach our men & women how to fish so that they can eat for a lifetime" ~ Brad Bowie Take a few minutes and enjoy our latest video on what Safe Harbor does for men & women in and around Memphis, Nashville & Clarksville, TN and Little Rock, AR. As always, thank you to everyone who supports, volunteers, partners with and prays for Safe Harbor & Lighthouse Ministries. https://youtu.be/JpgSM3vNc0c
A huge THANK YOU to all who came out for our Second Annual Rummage/ Parking Lot Sale generously hosted by Bethel Church in Bartlett! The event was a huge success and we over $3,200 which was almost $500 more than last year. Proceeds have already gone into this year's remodel project: a Recreation Room for the men we serve. This is an important project which will provide a safe and secure place the the participants in our program to fellowship with each other and have fun! Our entertainment plans include: installing flat screen televisions, ping pong table, pool table, foosball table, and much more! Pictures coming soon of the renovations! We cannot thank all of you who donated your time and unwanted treasures to make this event a success! The sale would not have been possible without you!
Safe Harbor Golf Classic 2013
We want to thank Bethel Church of Bartlett for allowing us this past Sunday, to share what God is doing in our mission. Our Pastor, Brad Bowie shared how Bethel has made such a tremendous impact in the lives of the men and women we serve. Pastor Barry presented Bethel Church and Pastor Mark Edge with a plaque in appreciation for all of their dedication and generosity for allowing us to have our first annual rummage sale this past April. The rummage sale was responsible for the renovation of our showers which was completed last month. THANK YOU PASTOR MARK AND BETHEL CHURCH -you are making a difference in this city!
Mission Update! THE SHOWERS ARE COMPLETE!!! They look SO great! A big thank you to everyone to helped make this possible - for donations to the rummage sale, to Bethel Church allowing us to have our rummage sale fundraiser, to all the people who worked that event and also worked on the team that actually demo and rebuild the showers - WAY TO GO!
Labor Day 2012 Had a great labor day cookout today! Hope everyone has a safe and blessed labor day!