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Mark your calendars for our Spring Revival April 5 - 10, 2020! Daily services at 6 pm.
New Year's Eve Celebration Reliable Director, Carson Danley, got the guys rounded up for a New Years Wve full of sobriety and friendly competition. We hosted a Spades tournament, Pool Tournament, Monopoly, and a mix of other games and festivities. The winners of each contest received a $25 gift card. Most importantly we had zero clients go AWOL, fail a drug test, or breathalyzer. Sounds like a Happy New Year to me! Great job! - Admissions Coordinator, Jordan Lane
"The Most High has always been with me, closer at times than others. I'm guilty of putting Him on hold from time to time.
I've searched all my life for something more. For my purpose, asking myself why and what am I to do here on earth. Always becoming impatient. Then returning back to relying on myself. It's the only way I knew.
I've been praying for a change. I knew I had to get away from my environment. Some place to be able to talk to God change. Make a new start. God gave me Safe Harbor New Market. I needed a based on Christ facility.
I asked to come here and Jesus made it happen. Since arriving here it's been one blessing after another. I was almost barefoot & naked when I got here. Safe Harbor rose to the occasion. They have given me hope in life, in myself and in others. Showing love and compassion.
It's been a struggle for me on my own. For a long time I've known I need to put Jesus first, to love him with all my heart and soul. I found a way to do that here. Submit it all and be patient and to be obedient to God. This brings me awareness, compassion, & direction. I feel Jesus here. I've been so blessed since I've been at Safe Harbor.
I have a reliability partner now. He had to value my values to be truthful and able to manage commitments. I don't have a sponsor yet. By giving God a real chance He is showing me His love for me. Blessing after blessing. For this He has brought a new man in me, in just this short amount of time.
Christmas 2019 We had a great Christmas Dinner in Jefferson County! Hats off to our cook Everett for making this happen. God has blessed us with a great group of clients that are very thankful to be here!
Testimony Tuesday: Sean Ash Intake pic - 11/13/2019 Current pic - 12/23/2019 "I grew up Seventh Day Adventist church and my mom loved Jesus. She was dying of cancer and did not plan to have me. I had a lot of great times with my mom. She had a very caring and peaceful nature about her. After she died, the church kind of dwindled away. All the people I had spent time with and had known my mom moved or stopped going to church. I was 9 when she passed. I stopped going to church and my dad remarried. I became very depressed and did things and behaviors I still battle with to this day. At 14 I moved to Knoxville and I never really thought about God. I was more concerned with fitting in, drugs, and girls. I became very lost and confused. I ended up going to military school and once again felt very lost. I developed an ego dystonic personality and lost all connection with everyone. I started commercial fishing and I began to feel a sense of shame and a void I could not fill. I moved away to Chicago at 18 and quickly turned to drugs and alcohol. I went to jail for 9 months and I felt I had screwed up my life. I fished for a few years and ended up in a ranch ministry in Oregon. I found Jesus there and got a job at a ministry. For a year & a half I followed Jesus, made great friends and got in great shape physically. One night I got in a fight at a bar and I came clean to the staff I had fallen away from God. I ended up just trying to scrounge up the pieces and moved to Eugene, OR. I quickly became addicted to heroin again and I went downhill quickly. After that I cam back to Knoxville and I went to rehab. I chose Jesus as my higher power, but I became confused with what God wanted and what the world told me I needed to do. I never found peace not did I repair myself or my relationships. I just slowly lived in a mundane and unfulfilling life. I went back fishing and went back to Oregon. I just wanted to party. I went back and forth until one year I came back ready to find myself with a hope and confidence in myself. I ended up renting a room on craigslist and partied. I started to change into a more spiritually open minded person. One night I took an ounce of mushrooms and I had a demonic trip. I felt a terrible spirit try to enter me. I cried out to God and grabbed my silver necklace cross. I saw hell and other terrible things. I felt I almost had died. The next day I felt people watching me and was very spiritually aware. I noticed cultists and wiccars everywhere and I had bizzare things happen to me. The cross I had grabbed had my thumbprint in black tarnish on it. I made my way back to the ranch. I studied intensely. I filled notebook with commentary and bible verses. I looked into all the questions I had and I walked with the Lord in the back pastures. After a few months I went to Portland and got a job as a HVAC technician. I began drinking and smoking. My life quickly fell apart and I pushed everyone away, as well as God. After that I went to California. I ended up at a homeless shelter and went back to fentynal. I planned on overdosing. One day I broke down and realized I had nothing to live for. I came back home and I just wanted to live a simple existence near my family. I became isolated and scared. I trusted no one and went through a couple halfway houses. I tried the steps again and began to become open to God again. I moved our and immediately started drinking and smoking. One night I became very troubled and went out cult hunting. I was a heart beat up and on the way home I slammed my truck into a telephone pole because I didn't care anymore. After I got home I went into a dark place. I got an electric guitar and started to drink and do drugs all day long. I began to play for hours and would frequently outburst in fits of rage. I started to feel very dark spirits and demonic voices. I felt satan telling me I could invite him in and become the man I always wanted to be. One day I went on a walk and felt satan accusing me. I talked to Jesus and He said what I was about to do would cost me my soul. He knocked at the door of my heart and I felt his saving grace. I battled dark forces in my head and I became frightened. I felt that there was a choice I had to make; my path or God's path. I met some nice people that encouraged me and helped me. They helped me get to this program. 6 weeks later I am a new person. The world often tries to judge and stumble me. I have learned to find great joy in these times. I have given my all to Jesus. I am a slave and servant to Him. My redeemer and Savior. It's getting easier each day as I let Him guide me. I read my bible daily and the veil of sins deception becomes easier to see through every day. I am very much spiritually discerning. I can see what the enemy places in my life and have blatantly rejected what it has to offer. Jesus died for me. I truly believe that He rose again. I do my best to point others to Him and He has restored me. I feel like someone I have never been before and am humbled and grateful. I plan on devoting my life fully to God. To be a humble servant to Him and to show others the same love He showed me. I love Jesus and I always will."
Celebration Sunday - December 2019 Congratulations to our graduate - James Tharpe. He also celebrates a birthday in December!
Our Reliable of the Month was Nickolaus Lafever. Congrats!
Congratulations to Daniel Spier on being the Client of the Month.
Our Client Volunteer of the Month was Caleb Grimes & our Staff Member of the Month is Carson Danley!
Thank you to those who attended and support SHJC!
Testimony Tuesday: Everett Perrine Intake pic - 08/19/2019 Current pic - 12/2/2019 "A short review of what I was like before I became a Christian. Well for me, in my life, nothng really is a short story or review. It took me for, about lets say, forty years worth of reviewing over and over again to get to this place, Safe Harbor, in which I stand before you all. Smoked my first joint when I was a freshman in high school. Loved it naturally. Drank my first alcohol in the same year, hated it ironically. I was hazed because I was the first freshman in school history to make the varsity squad my freshman year. Didn't drink again until my early 20's. I say 22 or 23. Don't really remember because I was a social drinker and it got in the way of my soccer career. And it was a career. I played for 22 years. 3 semi-pro & 4 years professional for the Tampa Bay Mutiny. Blew out my knees & doc told me my soccer days were over. I became depressed and took up drinking, which I really don't like the taste of it and all, but made it life so that I didn't have to feel. My habit turned quickly out of control and into addiction. I was doing things that I had only heard of people doing, and remember saying to myself "I would never". Well I did that and more. I couldn't quit. I was hooked. I needed help. I lied, stole & cheated. Nevertheless I knew better yet just couldn't stop drinking. Went to a rehab only to relapse 2 days after my rehab ended. Fell darker into my depression & alcoholism. Testimony - the definition of testimony - a formal written or spoken statement, especially one given in a court of law. A declaration, assertion, affirmation, submission or claim. What does testimony mean in Christianity? "Sharing a testimony" in Christianity is telling someone else about your relationship with God. I've read that telling my story is giving honor & glory to God, and he is pleased or happy with that. My account of how God rescued me from sin & death through Christ & how that has ultimately changed my life as a result. Not 3 months ago I was working for the TN State Fair. I was drinking as usual, however that day I decided to put the drink down. It was incredibly hot and I was reaching for my water when I felt a great pain in my side, only to wake up 2 days later in the ER with doctors hovered around whispering "it was a miracle he pulled through". It was touch & go for about one week but to their surprise I made it. Went home to my parents house. I was living in a tent at this time, but I digress. Started going to AA meetings and staying sober with the help of AA friends & my parents. All that being said, I still felt the urge to drink. I was brought back to that conversation in the ER between the doctors that transpired. They must have not known I was conscious. That word kept playing in my head. Miracle! It was a miracle. I've since had my own epiphany here at Safe Harbor. Just mere days in here at the ranch, I was praying at Chapel early in the morning. I had been asking God to help me in my time of need and with my inward struggling of accepting Jesus Christ as my Savior. It was then that I had realized through words that were just words before that, that I had not been patient in listening for God to speak back to me. It seems funny because God of all knows that is the one big thing in my life that I've always lacked. "Excellent speech becometh not a fool; much less do lying lips a prince" Always had a reason or excuse as to why I did or didn't do something, but never truly realized why until I started believing in God. It was my foolishness and proud ideals that led me farther from God and into darker traverses. It was always something or someone else to blame or fault. Some else for me to judge. Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. I find myself saying more often than not, the Lord is my shepherd... For the first time in my life I can say that I'm not in control of me and things around me and that's a good thing, and I'm not scared. I know now that I really know nothing & I'm ok with that, as long as I stay humble and kind within the grace of God I cannot fail. God is doing for me what I can not or would not do for myself. All glory be to God. "He who would have beautiful roses in his garden must have beautiful roses in his heart." - SR Hole "Just for today I will be unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful." - Anonymous The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid - Psalm 27:1 Every morning I rise with hope now, as opposed to dread, I am happy. I feel alive instead of living in the what can go wrong today, it's ok, what can be done, what's in store for me, what is it that I can accomplish. I have hopes and aspirations instead of fear of the law, or what I have done wrong. What is it about yesterday that I can't remember. Whom did I lie to, cheat or steal from. Now it's knowing whose life did I affect in a positive manner. God is good. God is great.
Testimony Tuesday: Daniel Speir Intake pic - 07/10/2019 Current pic - 11/22/2019 "There is no before that I recollect on becoming a believer because it was instilled in me from birth by my Christian parents, but when I strayed each time was worse in the guilt about my family. Knowing I was running drugs across state lines & could be killed or busted at any given time & the moral guilt slipped a little more each time. My dad used to tell me before he passed in 05, "Son it's worse with you because you know better" and I never realized just how right he was until the last two years. My son was sent to federal prison. I overdosed on heroin twice, got sepsis in my blood & the doctor didn't think I'd make it. So far gone, the law hated me and had made me a personal goal - the few that were left was trying to set me up and I was sitting in Cocke Co. Jail doing all the drugs I could ask for. Running the cell like a big dog and the Lord started convicting me & showing me how many times He let me live - much more that I'll put on paper. Then a guy that had been given the treatment by me & others told me about David Elkins and his program & his number which must've been God showing me his mercy. I had beat the guy silly, he by all means shouldn't have helped me, but he did. I have found more peace, patience, and all of the above that I've had since I was 11 years old in 1988 at that altar. I forgot how good it is - the peace & serenity. I now have a good job, been moved to unsupervised in big court, etc. Life in Christ may not always be a bed of roses, but there is no comparison to the life I've lived out of Christ & I'll never stray again."
Praise God! We have been Blessed with funds to purchase chairs for our chapel and finish up sidewalk along with some funds to help with our Christmas efforts for our clients!!! Our chapel is coming together and all my staff have been working together to make Safe Harbor JC a program of Honor and Dignity, second to none!
Celebration Sunday - November 2019 Congrats to our Client of the Month, Joshua Eckert
Congrats to our Reliable of the Month, Justin Goodwin
2019 Fall Revival Tent's Up. Announcements are out. Jesus is Ready! Pray for hearts to change this week at Revival JC
Jesus is on the throne!
Night 2 - Bro Cody Brought our powerful message on night 2 lives are being changed Praise God!!
Night 3 - Pastor Ronnie Trent brought a powerful message night three Our attendance are growing and lives are being changed Praise God!!!
Last night of Revival went well. Had 2 other half-way-houses join us and several guest including one of our partners. Ty Copland got baptized and then proposed to his girl friend and mother of his little girl! Wedding date ... Graduation date!! No graduates for Celebration Sunday but had a great cook out and a time of Testimony! MEN'S LIVES ARE BEING TRANSFORMED AT SAFE HARBOR JC!!!
"Let's start off with do I believe in Jesus? Yes I do, but I have come to know Jesus in the way that I want to or should. No, I haven't therefore anything that I say about Jesus / God would be a lit. What kept me in God's grace is Safe Harbor itself. This program has done more for me that I would ever thought it would. The things that I have come to know about a christian life I have learned through Safe Harbor. It has taught me that I can lead a sober life. I don't have to depend on drugs anymore, that there is a forgiving God that wants me just for me."
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"Now before I became a believer I was in a bad way. Where I came from I only knew about God because of my mamaw. My mom & day sold drugs and done them. Thankfully I met my wife who worked with me and helped me understand that there is something better than this life on earth. After I became a believer I started seeing the change in me and the things I done. I still make mistakes but I try, always, to do the right things by turning back to God when I let myself take my eyes off the prize. (Phil 3:13-14)
Christ has done so much for me, so much more than I deserve, and just for me to turn my life over to Him and do His will is all He asks in return means so much and that is the reason I try to always do the right thing. When I don't, I ask for forgiveness and work on studying & spreading His word."
Celebration Sunday September 2019 - Graduation and Celebration Sunday was bigger and better than ever! Packed the House!
9/10/2019 Testimony Tuesday: J Allen Smith Intake pic - 08/28/2019 Current pic - 09/09/2019 “I first heard the gospel when I was a little boy, I grew up in church. My grandmother would take me to mission with her and Mrs. lock-ins every morning. I was in a mime group in the 6th grade where I found my own church home, and that was the first time I got baptized. After my grandmother died I found myself walking away from God. Then as I got older I started running from God. Since I was 16 I was doing everything I thought I was big and bad enough to do, from smoking to drinking to pills to getting arrested, you name it I was into it. I just kept running from God. I ran to and from state to state. I ended up coming down to Knoxville, still doing foolish things, never tried to change one bit. I ended up catching a case down here, got locked up, and didn’t have not one number to call, and when I did get that number it didn’t help at all. But I had enough sense to call on God. I always believed in God even when I was doing things I knew I shouldn’t have been doing. I would think to myself if I keep living like this I’m going to hell. I remember when I was in my cell with no one to talk to, not even my mother. I called on the Lord and asked him for a 2nd chance. He said if I give you one what will you do with it. I cried to God and told him I would change my life. After I got out of jail I called my mom and we talked for a while. She said I am sending you some money, go to Walmart and get you a bible. She gave me a couple verses but the one I like is Romans 8:28. I never read Romans 8:28. I liked it because it was my birthday. I started to read, Romans 8:28 says “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” I was looking for more understanding and my bible took me to 2 Timothy 1:9. It says “who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.” As I kept reading the Word of God became my magnet. I read 2 Timothy 1 and it took me to Acts 9:15. It says “But the Lord said to him “go, for he is a chosen vessel of mine to bear my name before Gentiles, Kings and the children of Israel.” For that to be the first time I have read a bible in over 13, maybe 14 years, I closed it. It was too much. I told God, I know I am not to question you, and I know you don’t make no mistakes. I told God whatever you want me to do I will do it. And ever since then He has been moving in my life in ways I can’t explain. He has humbled me, He has changed the walk I walk, the way I talk, the way I think, and the way I act. He showed me how to pray and how to be patient on what I ask for. He is showing me how to be obedient. As I talk to God and read my word, this is not just about my freedom, but it is also about my soul. I am trying to become a new person, a new man in Christ. In 2 Corinthians 5:17 it says “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.”
Open House - August 24th - Thank you to all who attended!
Grand Opening of Safe Harbor of Jefferson County August 13, 2019 If you weren't able to attend Tuesday, we will have an Open House Saturday, August 24th from 2 pm to 5 pm.
GRAND OPENING! Please make plans to attend our Grand Opening on Tuesday, August 13th at 10 am. If you aren't able to make it then, we are having another Open House on Saturday, August 24th from 2 pm til 5 pm. The address is: 1750 West Hwy 25 70 New Market, TN 37820
Please join us for our Fall Revival Oct 14 - 18, 2019. Daily services at 6 pm. Baptism to follow Friday night service
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May 27, 2019 This Past week we had the honor to Celebrate 2 transfer graduates Todd Moore and Sam Moore. Congrats guys!
Jefferson County Crew handling business at Honeybaked Ham in Chattanooga! Harold loved the crew and has locked in Thanksgiving and Christmas! Great job!!
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!
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