By Little Lambs Inc. | April 01, 2014 at 02:45 PM EDT | No Comments
Eileen Sala welcomed Pastors Carmelo Ruiz and Eduardo Lebron as they bring their Christian Recovery Program, Hogar RESA, to Grace Place. Pastor Carmelo established Hogar RESA (Home, A Spiritual Refuge for Restoring Souls) in 2009 in Avon Park, FL. In a partnership with Little Lambs they will be using the Grace Place facility in Sebring as another home for their program.
By Little Lambs Inc. | September 23, 2011 at 07:08 PM EDT | No Comments
The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscapers Association's DeeDee and Holly brought us these beautiful plants and placed them throughout the house. They left a plant for each girl at her bedside and placed palms and flowers on the porch. It is the perfect finishing touch.
By Little Lambs Inc. | June 28, 2011 at 03:32 PM EDT | No Comments
Carl is a dedicated Christian man who disciples other men in the prison at Avon Park Correctional Institution, where also serves as the Chapel clerk. He is a graduate of the Overcomers class and now a recent graduate of the Marriage, Family, and Parenting class.
By Little Lambs Inc. | September 05, 2010 at 01:28 PM EDT | No Comments
Wow, beautiful colors waiting to be cut in and finished with trim. Beautiful greens, tans, yellows, oranges. The women coming here will be refreshed by the lovely colors lively attitude. Thanks to MC Painting, Greg Carr
By Little Lambs Inc. | August 09, 2010 at 03:05 PM EDT | No Comments
Just as we were beginning the preparations to install new flooring and tile throughout the entire house, we discovered a long forgotten hardwood floor. After some serious cleaning and elbow grease, we estimate that we will be able to salvage nearly 45% of these lovely red wood floors.
As you can see, it will take a lot of work, but is certainly worth it!
By Little Lambs Inc. | July 19, 2010 at 04:32 PM EDT | No Comments
Tim volunteered with us for over a week. He is a professional drywall and painting contractor. Tim is an old friend of the ministry and we are so grateful for his help with those 12 foot ceilings! Now we are ready to begin the finishing.
By Little Lambs Inc. | July 06, 2010 at 04:02 PM EDT | No Comments
Little Lambs Inc. has just joined Facebook!
Check out our facebook page for updates on A Safe Place and Little Lambs Prison Ministry.
Our goal is to share information and photos about our current projects and keep you informed on our progress. Feel free to comment or ask questions. We still are adjusting to online life, but will try to address all question and concerns in a timely manner.
By Little Lambs Inc. | July 06, 2010 at 03:43 PM EDT | No Comments
Home Depot sent us 4 strong men today to set up the wallboard in A Safe Place.
Amazing work in so little time! The inside of the walls have been covered with scripture verses and new now have wallboard installed over the top. Insulation was also put into the walls as well. We hope to complete the wallboard by the end of the week.
Another crew of 4 local volunteers came in to do the ceilings. Our ceilings are 12 feet high, just a little harder to do.
Big thanks to all these guys who gave up their time so near the holiday weekend to help keep us on schedule... T H A N K Y O U !
By Little Lambs Inc. | June 28, 2010 at 06:05 PM EDT | No Comments
Jonathan Bourque, Ray Gonzalez, and John Sala are planning the strategy for putting down a new tile floor. Some of the newest techniques will be used and at a minimal cost. Both Jon and Ray are students of Little Lambs, having worked with us through the years. It is a pleasure to work with these two dedicated young men who are making a life and future for themselves and their families. The floor is in the planning stage but will soon be time to put it down.
By Little Lambs Inc. | May 29, 2010 at 10:27 PM EDT | No Comments
Jackie and Gerald Speirenburg from Sarasota, FL came to Sebring on May 2nd to wire A Safe Place for us. They are my heroes! It was the first heat wave of the year with temperatures in the 90's. They were here on a mission and doing a work for the Lord, they said; and work they did. Working 10 hour days, for 15 days, with only one day off!
Gerald is a journeyman electrician from Michigan and Jackie is his very efficient and detailed helper. They acted like they were in their 40's, not 70's. They did some very complex work for us and made us inspection-ready. We estimate that they did over $10,000 of work and refused pay. They are a very interesting couple with a very varied history. They have been serving the Lord for 55 years. They are tremendous role models and it was our pleasure to have them with us.
By Little Lambs Inc. | May 25, 2010 at 04:24 PM EDT | No Comments
We are so pleased to introduce you to Helen Bingenheimer, our new Community Liason. She will be helping us get the word out for the newest part of our ministry, A Safe Place, Home for Women.
Helen comes to us from Frostproof, and is president of a large Christian Women's Organization in the Sebring area. She will be joining us at the Little Lambs office. Helen's main function is to help draw support and spread the word about A Safe Place. With Helen's help people will learn more details about this project and how they can help. We know that to make this project successful and sustainable we will need support from the community.
By Little Lambs Inc. | April 13, 2010 at 10:39 AM EDT | No Comments
A Safe Place, our new building on Magnolia St., is a concrete block house built in 1930. Our focus this week was framing new walls. The 12 foot ceilings and concrete walls make this quite a hefty job. We were in need of a pneumatic coil nailer for the concrete walls and framing.
Timidly, we went out at 7 am and purchased the expensive nailer and compressor. By 10 am our guys were nailing away and framing walls, when Linda Boyd and her 18 month old granddaughter stopped by and brought us a gift. That gift paid for the nailer, the compressor, hoses, and a case of nails.
What a blessing - Thank you Linda!
Many thanks to all those who are working to help us on this project, you are greatly appreciated! The transformation has begun, keep checking back here for more progress reports onA Safe Place.
If you are interested in donating your time or gifts to this project please email us, we would love to hear from you. Also contact us with an questions/concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Little Lambs Inc. | April 05, 2010 at 05:57 PM EDT | No Comments
Easter was an awesome day for us. On Saturday, we received a call from Jon in Winter Haven, he wanted to share his story with us. Nine years ago, he was in a West Virginia prison after 20 arrests, and at the end of his rope, hopeless. There he read John's book (I'm Not Coming Back), and said that it gave him hope and he turned to the Lord. After making parole Jon is with family in Florida, where he is nearly finished with a Master's Degree in Business Administration!
He called to talk with John and mentioned that he wanted to spend Easter with us, that it was important to him. Jon brought his fiancé, Lisa. We went to church together for an awesome service, and then had lunch together.
We felt like proud parents! We plan on seeing lots more of them. I was doubly blessed because Sunday was my birthday also! I look forward to a special spiritual blessing on my birthday, and I was not disappointed.
By Little Lambs Inc. | March 13, 2010 at 12:15 PM EST | No Comments
John and I would like to welcome you to the new Little Lambs Inc. website!
One of us will be updating this blog from time to time to share news updates about our recent and upcoming events, new photos, and progress on all our current outreach projects.
We would like to point you toward our latest project, A Safe Place: Recovery Center for Women. Make sure to view the new page for A Safe Place to learn more about this venture and our needs to make this project a success.
Make sure to check this blog often for regular updates in the demolition and reconstruction progress of this project. We will post pictures of A Safe Place throughout the process and hope to hear from you if you are interested in volunteering skills, time, or funding. Every gift helps!