A beautiful evening of live music and Caribbean fare was enjoyed by all.
Our 14th Annual Event was held Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Ocala Hilton.
The highlights of the evening included:
- Recognition of Darlene Smith as the ministry’s Volunteer of the Year. Darlene has been sharing Walking the 12 Steps with Jesus Christ in the Marion County Jail, the Women’s Reception Center at Lowell, and the Phoenix House for over 7 years. Her volunteer service is greatly appreciated!
- Recognition of Lonnie & Abbie Earnest for 15 years of loving service at Christian 12 Step Ministry. We are extremely thankful for their teamwork and we love them dearly.
- Many men and women shared their stories of redemption and the power of Jesus in their recovery.
- Senator Dennis Baxley shared alarming addiction statistics for Florida and the nation.
- Reverend Michael Beck closed the evening with a powerful Benediction reminding us that our mission field is right outside our door.
Thank you to all of our faithful sponsors:
- Ocala Springs Baptist Church
- Dr. Jose & Erika Jiron
- Barry & Merilyn Pond
- Central Christian Church
- Gene & Darla Cowan
- Lonnie & Abbie Earnest
- Mark & Linda Hensley
- Bob & Susie Mays
- Steve & Jill McClellan
- Blessed Trinity Catholic Charities
- Curington Contracting
- Linda Dieckmann
- John & Pat Meyer
- Mick & Pam Viland
Thank you to all who donated items and baskets for our Silent Auction.