About Life Savers Ministries
Life-Savers Ministries was founded October the 12th, 1996 in what was known as the Hardaway Housing Projects in Opelika, Alabama. It all began on the open corner of a vacant lot with nothing more than a couple of big blue tarps and some poster board with some songs and a scripture memory verse for that week on it. Today Life-Savers Ministries has grown and now has six school buses and a magnificent facility of its own where hundreds of boys and girls are brought from around 20 different rough and tough locations throughout Opelika and Auburn Alabama.
"God do this in such a way, people can look past any human ability and say; surely God has done this thing" People are always inquiring, "How did Life-Savers come about?" It came through seeing an obvious urgent need, then "the need" became the call. Beginning a ministry isn't a difficult task, someone once said that, "If you know why you are doing something, God will show you how." All we knew was that beginning a ministry had to be different from the old ways of knocking on doors and giving an invitation "to come and visit our church." This indisputably would not work, especially in the neighborhood we were targeting. The amazing method God gave us was as simple as it was clear and had instantaneous results. We just picked up all the trash in this neighborhood, and then did it again, then again. We were ferociously committed. This mystified the residents and they began to inquire, the children first and then the adults. That is how Life-Savers Ministries came about.
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Daily Bible Verse
1 Peter 3:13-18If with heart and soul you're doing good, do you think you can be stopped? Even if you suffer for it, you're still better off. Don't give the opposition a second thought. Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you're living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy. Keep a clear conscience before God so that when people throw mud at you, none of it will stick. They'll end up realizing that they're the ones who need a bath. It's better to suffer for doing good, if that's what God wants, than to be punished for doing bad. That's what Christ did definitively: suffered because of others' sins, the Righteous One for the unrighteous ones. He went through it all—was put to death and then made alive—to bring us to God.
TRAIN A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO, AND WHEN HE IS OLD HE WILL NOT TURN FROM IT