Serve Christ by Serving His Church

Serve Christ by Serving His Church

Mission Makers

70 churches over 37 years built by hundreds of volunteers to reach thousands for the sake of the Gospel = Builders for Christ (BFC).

Karen Denenberg (center) from Meadow Brook Baptist nails roof shingles during Builders for Christ project in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

By the end of August 2017, eleven Baptist churches and organizations from the Birmingham area will have sent Builders for Christ (BFC) teams to Gatlinburg, Tenn. to help reconstruct the Worship Center and Family Life Center of Roaring Forks Baptist Church. Both buildings were destroyed in the fires that swept through the area last year. “It’s almost like a family reunion,” says Kellyann German, 4-year BFC veteran (Meadow Brook Baptist). Overall, teams will have come from 76 churches in 22 states bringing more than 1,800 volunteers including newcomers, seasoned veterans, families, teenagers, and couples. Some are skilled (e.g. home builders, engineers, architects) but the vast majority is non-skilled laborers (e.g. nurses, teachers, salespersons, homemakers). They come for one week to offer Kingship efforts nailing roof shingles, installing sheetrock, designing ductwork, sawing boards, and cutting metal supports. Regardless of the task, all come with willing hearts to serve and sweat.

Construction takes place between late May and mid-August every year. However, much planning has occurred earlier in the year through an extensive screening process. This year’s site selection was Gatlinburg, Tenn. Last year it was Greenfield, Wis. BFC has been all over the country building churches. “Every trip we encounter churches with different ministries and different needs,” says German. “This year’s trip was unusual in that it followed a disaster. Roaring Forks had an involved transportation and feeding ministry for children and that ministry needed to be able to continue.” German’s husband Brandon, a 6-year veteran, said he especially enjoyed doing HVAC because it taught him a lesson in the concept of serving. “HVAC is an unseen task; it is the epitome of servanthood to me.” Numerous others, when asked what they like, simply said it is a blessing.

Mike Foster from First Baptist Church Birmingham cutting support structures in the rebuilding of Roaring Forks Baptist, Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Lawrence Corley, founder of Builders for Christ and member of Brookwood Baptist, Birmingham, Ala. proudly admits, “I’ve never met a single person unless they were too feeble (he chuckles) who couldn’t help with construction.” Ken Howell (Meadow Brook Baptist) reinforces Corley’s statement. “You don’t have to be skilled to be of great help.” Corley quickly adds that volunteer cooks play a significant role. They feed volunteers three times a day with a grand slam breakfast, a sandwich/fruit lunch combo, and a dinner equivalent to a Thanksgiving meal. Between 300-500 meals/day are prepared throughout the fifteen weeks of construction.

“Serve Christ by serving His church,” that’s what the Germans say they do now every summer and urge others to do the same. For details on joining the mission visit www.baptistbuildersforchrist.org.

Karen Allen 

Author of Confronting Cancer with Faith, www.confrontingcancerwithfaith.com

 

 

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Defending the Faith 2017

Defending the Faith 2017

Church Leaders

“Defending the Faith” speaker Gary Habermas has appeared on many national television outlets including the History Channel, Discovery Channel and BBC World defending the Christian faith. His brother Keith Habermas, is the former executive pastor at Shades Mountain Baptist Church, Birmingham.

If you are a pastor or engaged lay person, you will not want to miss the upcoming “Defending the Faith” conference hosted by Tactical Faith ministry and Samford University. The one day event, August 7, will include multiple workshops focused on one of the most important topics of today- Christ and Culture. One of the keynote speakers will be Distinguished Research Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy Gary Habermas, PhD who has dedicated his professional life to the examination of the relevant historical, philosophical, and theological issues surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus. “It’s a difficult time for Christians,” says Habermas. “My burden is to train up people to see that we have a reason to believe what we do, and to share the foundation we have.” Habernas is the Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Theology at Liberty University and teaches in the PhD program at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also authored, co-authored, or edited more than 40 books, of which over 20 are on various aspects of Jesus’ resurrection. Other subjects include near-death experiences, religious doubt, and personal suffering. He has been a Visiting or Adjunct Professor at some 15 different graduate schools and seminaries in the US and abroad and taught dozens of graduate courses in those venues. Habermas’ workshop topics include “Why Should We Trust the Bible?” and “Evidences of the Resurrection.” Learn more about him and read one of his latest e-books free, “Evidence for the Historical Jesus,” on his website, www.garyhabermas.com. There are a limited number of seats available for the August 7 “Defending the Faith” event. Registration is $20 for a full day of training and includes lunch. Learn more and register at www.tacticalfaith.com/defend-the-faith-2017/  †

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Area Youth Ambassadors to the World

Area Youth Ambassadors to the World

Youth News 

Youth from around the state gathered for the recent ReThink Conference in Birmingham that showcased philosophical, theological and apologetic topics.

We are accustomed to think of today’s youth as rash, impulsive and given to desultory grandeur. However, today’s Christian young adults are living in the same tension most of us deal with daily: a pressure to live a life for Christ in a western world that is increasingly secular and at best haunted by a Christian past. What I witnessed April 21st and 22nd at Briarwood’s ReThink youth apologetic conference was a generation aching for purpose and significance in light of their devotion to Christ.  Over 1600 people attended the two-day conference that showcased philosophical, theological, and apologetic topics. It was satisfying to see such interest in Christian learning and the attendance was remarkable considering the bevy of activities in central Alabama.

Briarwood, by organizing the event, understood the importance of helping Christian youth think deeply about their faith. By bringing in world-class educators they, as well as the sponsor partners, showed a continuing commitment to promoting a deep solid faith among our youth. I had the pleasure in talking with many parents and young adults at the event and the serious staunchness to Christianity was evident and astounding. It is nice to witness the handy-work of God as he constantly raises up able and willing Christians to be ambassadors to the world. The work, however, in our state has only started.  We need to be ever mindful of how our culture is changing even in the deep-south. Bemoaning how things should be or were in the past is not helpful to the church’s evangelical mission. If Rethink taught me anything, it’s that there are young people out there that are serious Christians and they want to make a real difference in their community, country and world. We as Christian adults need to turn our attention toward our youth and create environments where they can think deeply and honestly about their Christian faith. We must remember that our Christian worldview is powerfully comprehensive and consistent when it comes to answering life’s biggest questions. More importantly, we must live out these commitments in our own lives and devote ourselves to seeking after God with our minds and showcasing it in our character. We should view the Rethink conference as an important step toward our state’s commitment to the Christian faith. Learn more at www.rethinkapologetics.com

– Matthew Burford, President/Founder 

www.tacticalfaith.com

 

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“Youth Group of the Year”

“Youth Group of the Year”

Photo Fun

Ronald McDonald Charities of Alabama named Prince of Peace Catholic School students “Youth Group of the Year.” The middle schoolers volunteered at Ronald McDonald (RM) House in Birmingham for the past two school years and raised almost $8,000 for the charity through bake sales, car washes, jewelry sales and other fundraisers. “I’ve never seen a school do this before. We think it is just incredible,” said RM’s Kathy Robson. The group hand delivered a check that will sponsor a family room at RM House in Birmingham for one year.

 

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Birmingham Volunteers Share God’s Love in Moldova

Birmingham Volunteers Share God’s Love in Moldova

Mission Makers

David Brown and Karen Allen of Birmingham shovel buckets of dirt to be used for flooring in a Moldovan mud-thatch house being built for an area family.

“How beautiful the feet that carry the Gospel of peace to the fields of injustice and the valleys of need. To be a voice of hope and healing, to answer the cries of the hungry and helpless with the mercy of Christ.”

As I joined in singing these words from the “Compassion Hymn,” I reflected on how significant they were having just returned from a mission trip to Moldova – a poverty-stricken picturesque eastern European country about the size of Maryland still struggling to find autonomy after the ruin of Soviet socialism. Our team of 14 included volunteers from Meadow Brook Baptist and Fullness Christian Fellowship in Birmingham. We traveled to Dancu, Moldova to put the words of the hymn into action. We served meals to the sick and elderly, did home improvement projects, taught English, played children’s games, baked new recipes, constructed toolkits, ministered to disabled kids, shared testimonies, visited prisoners, provided greenhouse training, prayed, sang, crocheted, and tatted. And that’s not all! The talents and interests of each team member were used to shine the light of Christ.

Our mission: share the Gospel and help create an environment for economic development. The need for a sustainable level of economic stability and job growth is crucial. Moldovans are often forced to seek employment beyond the borders of their country. Human trafficking also entices desperate young girls grasping at the hope of a promised job that doesn’t exist

Team member David Brown works with Andrae from Moldova to measure and attach braces for hanging sheetrock in a mud-thatch house.

Our Birmingham team leader recognized the need for jobs and improved infrastructure in 2005 while working on a project for his MBA. God led him to a Baptist pastor in Dancu named Slavic. Over the years, their friendship has grown as has the vision. Pastor Slavic and his leadership team impact the community with ministries similar to American church ministries such as Girls in Action, Meals on Wheels, and youth activities. But Dancu Baptist partnering with Tabita Ministries extends its initiatives into business, agriculture, and specific needs including dairy and cheese production, bread baking, growing/harvesting lavendar and sunflowers, and reaching out to the learning disabled and handicapped. Our team shared the joy of assisting in their ministries and offering others during our weeklong stay.

 

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Miss Alabama Hayley Barber’s VISION to Help Others

Miss Alabama Hayley Barber’s VISION to Help Others

Miss Alabama 2016 Hayley Barber will pass on her crown at the conclusion of the 2017 Miss Alabama Pageant, held at the Wright Center at Samford University June 7-10. Photo Courtesy of Matt Boyd Photography.

Each time Hayley Barber has a chance to sign an autograph for a young fan, she pens the same encouraging message: You are fearfully and wonderfully made. A graduate of Pelham High School and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), she competed in the Miss Alabama pageant five times before she was crowned Miss Alabama in 2016. As her reign comes to an end and she passes the title to a new contestant early this month, she reflects on why that message will remain pivotal to her as she pursues a career in pediatric optometry: all people have a God-given value beyond the opinions of a judge, audience or peer.

Athletic and “always outside playing” as a child, Barber did not develop an interest in pageants until age 16, when she realized if she wanted to attend a four-year university, she needed to start looking at scholarship opportunities. She graduated valedictorian of her class, but her standardized test scores weren’t quite high enough for academic scholarships. She also had a passion for dance. The Pelham High School Pantherettes Dance Team won third place at the NDA National Dance Competition in kick and won state level competitions with kick, jazz, and prop while she was on the team. It took seeing a Miss Alabama Outstanding Teen pageant winner dance and speak at an event for Barber to realize pageants could be a way to prioritize her education, continue competing in dance, and give back to her community all at the same time.

As a child, Barber developed her dance skills at Exclusively Ballet & Dance on Cahaba Valley Road. After graduating from Pelham High in 2012, she became a Universal Dance Assoc. (UDA) Dance Instructor choreographing and teaching routines to middle and high school dance teams attending UDA camps across the U.S. Here she is seen tap dancing in the Miss Alabama 2016 pageant. Photo: Stacy Cobb/Willie Moore, Waterhouse Media

As her vision for her future was taking shape, Barber began to realize her eyesight was perhaps holding her back. She failed to get her driver’s license on her first attempt because she couldn’t pass the vision test. She had noticed problems with her vision in the classroom in the past but had never spoken up about it. After meeting with an optometrist and receiving corrective lenses, she began volunteering at the UAB Eye Care Center. “The very first day I worked in pediatrics, and I saw a young girl put on her first pair of glasses and she just lit up. She got so confident from being able to see things clearly,” she remembers. Barber could relate to that enthusiasm—she too had just realized the clarity that came from prioritizing her sight.


Barber founded her pageant community service platform “Sight for Small Eyes” in 2010. She has pushed for legislation that would require comprehensive eye exams for children entering kindergarten and wrote an interactive healthy vision curriculum for Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
She also partnered with optometrists at Wal-Mart Centers locally and regionally to provide free eye examinations to children up to age 8. Wal-Mart corporate later agreed to provide 10,000 free scholarship-based eye examinations nationwide.

Through her pageant community service platform, Barber raised enough money to give five electronic video magnifiers to children with low vision in Alabama. Photo Courtesy Sight Savers America.

Working alongside Pelham-based non-profit Sight Savers America, Barber learned there are many children who are legally blind in the state of Alabama who cannot have their vision corrected by surgery, therapy, or corrective lenses. These children need a closed-circuit television (now called an electronic video magnifier) that costs $2,500. In the five years Barber competed for the Miss Alabama crown—as Miss Tennessee Valley (2012), Miss Jefferson County (2013), Miss Phenix City (2014), Miss Talladega County (2015) and Miss Shelby County (2016)—she raised enough money for five machines to be given to low vision pediatric patients in Alabama. “The first girl that I delivered it to was unable to read before she got the machine. When I delivered it to her and trained her on it, she read her very first book on her own in front of me,” Barber remembers. “I’ve stayed connected with another child who received the machine and [then] was accepted to Alabama School of Fine Arts.” From among all the contestants competing at the Miss America pageant last fall, Barber was recognizednationally for her community service platform and won the Jean Bartlett Quality of Life Award. “That was probably my favorite and most rewarding experience thus far because I have worked really hard [to] grow my platform to its full extent so I can make the biggest impact I can possibly make,” she remembers.

Photo by Stacy Cobb/Willie Moore, Waterhouse Media

The daughter of Karon Holloway Barber and Rev. Mark Barber, pastor at Hillview Baptist Church near Forestdale, Ala., Hayley says as a child her routine was church every Sunday and every Wednesday. As she got older, she realized faith was no longer something she was required to participate in—it was up to her to make church attendance and spiritual development a priority. “I had to make the choice to have a relationship with God on my own,” she says. “That’s when I started to feel like I developed in my spirituality because I was making an active choice every day to read my Bible or pray continually.” That commitment gave her the strength she needed to handle the criticism that often comes with pageantry and the slips in confidence from comparing herself to other contestants. “Knowing that you are unique in your own right, that somebody created you for a special reason, has always helped me,” she says. “Being confident in the fact that I still had value was really important to me.” That is why she adds a hint of Psalm 139:14 to her autograph—especially when signing for girls.

To all the young women who walk away without the Miss Alabama title this month, Barber says the years she found herself in that same pair of heels she still benefitted tremendously from the program. “If I look at Hayley when I was 16 and was just starting out, I was shy. I was a tomboy. I was not outspoken whatsoever. And I look at me now and how much confidence I have gained. I know that’s due to the program,” she says. “I forced myself to live a healthy lifestyle because of the swimsuit competition. I forced myself to speak in public because I wanted to share my platform. I forced myself to build leadership skills by fundraising. So all the different aspects of the program really pushed me to become the best person I could be and I gained lifelong friends along the way. “Barber says she will draw upon all of the valuable experience she gained from the Miss Alabama program, the scholarship money she earned, and most importantly her faith as she applies to graduate schools to study to be an optometrist and live out her vision of serving others in our community.

-Camille Platt 

 

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Faith at Work

Faith at Work

CIA Officer, Banker and UPS Store Owner, Keith Sides

UPS Store Owner Keith Sides and his staff are available to serve customers Monday through Saturday at 5184 Caldwell Mill Road.

Birmingham Christian Family recently sat down with Birmingham business owner Keith Sides who shared with us how God is using his life experiences to better serve others in his new role as owner of the UPS Store located at the intersection of Valleydale and Caldwell Mill Road.

Q. Does your experience as a CIA Officer, banker and now UPS Store business owner, allow you to better understand your customer needs, particularly the needs of small business owners?

    A. Every step along the way has been a learning experience. From the CIA, I learned about dedication to duty, honor, and integrity, and the importance of disciplined thinking. From 27 years in banking I learned to work with a variety of people in a variety of industries to help them succeed financially as it related to their business. As a small business owner now myself, I can draw on those experiences to remember that the reason my business exists ultimately is to serve others, to use my experience to creatively help them find ways to succeed through the resources I have available to me.

Q. How does your faith impact how you run your business?

   A. Jesus commands us to serve others and go the extra mile in that service. He set the example, not specifically in business but in every-day life. That is the key I want to remember and live out each day and I want my employees to do so as well.

Q. What is the most rewarding aspect of the business to you?

   A. I think the most rewarding aspect is the challenge of learning something new .I hope I can be an example of the truism that “old dogs can learn new tricks.”

Q. What are some of the services that our readers may not realize that you provide that could be helpful to them in running their business and/or running their home?

   A. When you think UPS, of course you think shipping. And that’s true about our UPS store. More importantly and more broadly I want people to think “business services,” specifically geared to small businesses, whether operating from the home or a more typical business location. Digital printing is by far the largest part of our business. We print everything from business cards to banners, flyers, brochures, stationary, and bound binders and booklets. Have your own art work- we’ll print it. Have just an idea – we have graphic artists that can turn ideas into reality. We cut documents to size, fold brochures, and drill documents for inserting into ring binders. One of the more significant benefits for small business owners operating out of a home is our mailbox service which provides an actual street address as an alternative to using a personal home address for business. We also provide shredding and notary services. We are all about a full range of business services.

Q. One of your slogans is, “Ask us about printing. Let us know your story.” Could you share a few of the ways services you offer help customers tell their story?

   A. Our goal is to work with customers to identify their needs. Our clients may bring in print ready artwork with a specific product in mind – and that is fine. Other times their first need is not necessarily to print – their need is to communicate who they are and the benefits of the products or services they offer and that can be communicated in a variety of printed ways. We bring a wealth of friendly and experienced personnel to the table to work with our clients in determining the best means to that end that is both efficient and cost effective. Then we print!

Visit Keith and his staff at 5184 Caldwell Mill Road in the Publix Shopping Center, 35244 or give them a call at 205-980-8180 to start a conversation about how they can help you, https://hoover-al-2389.theupsstorelocal.com/

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Women’s Committee of 100 Honors Daniel Cason

Women’s Committee of 100 Honors Daniel Cason

Music Man Daniel Cason Recognized for Humanitarian Efforts 

Phyllis Hoffman DePiano, CEO of Hoffman Media, presents Daniel Cason with the Brother Bryan- Prayer Point Award given by the Women’s Committee of 100 for Birmingham. The group was organized in 1964 “to amplify the greater good of people in Birmingham and environs.”

“He is our Brother Bryan of today. I have seen the lines of people he and his wife Gwendolyn feed on a weekly basis. He loves this city and the people he ministers to every day. He could have had a major concert career in music in the finest concert halls in the world, but he chose to minister to people,” explains Phyllis Hoffman of her nomination of Daniel Cason to receive the Brother Bryan- Prayer Point Award given each year by the Women’s Committee of 100 for Birmingham. With the award, the Committee recognizes an individual who has “made outstanding humanitarian contributions to the community exemplifying the life of Brother John Bryan. The nominee must identify a human need within the community and invest substantial time to resolving the need.” Cason received the award April 4 at the Birmingham Country Club. Cason, whose skills as a pianist led him to perform for the Pope and at the White House, also led him to dedicate his life to helping children and families in our community through Daniel Cason Ministries, www.danielcason.org. The ministry provides music and arts training for children, after school programs, hot meals to those in need as well as a feeding and clothing closet. †

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Workout for Water with Forrest Walden

Workout for Water with Forrest Walden

Workout for Water: Iron Tribe’s Forrest Walden

More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Nearly all these deaths occur in the developing world. Birmingham’s Forrest Walden, the founder of Iron Tribe Fitness, is best known for putting a creative spin on the competitiveness of group exercise—but his clients and franchisees also have a heart for global change, gathering once a year for a public workout that pays tribute to the hardships of villages in poverty-ridden nations. Their hope is that this month’s Workout for Water event in Avondale will raise $450,000 to provide access to clean water in struggling communities worldwide.

Forrest Walden and his wife, Mendy, met as cheerleaders at Auburn University in 1997.

Raised in Hoover, Walden realized as a freshman at Berry High School in 1990 that if he wanted any playing time on the football field he was going to need to get acquainted with the weight room. That’s where his passion for fitness took root. In college, he joined the cheerleading squad at Auburn University and needed to put on 30 pounds of muscle to have the strength to press his partner above his head. He set a goal, bought a journal, and wrote down every workout, meal and supplement. The confidence he gained changed his life, and he decided his future would be dedicated to helping others achieve their health goals as well

As a fitness coach and businessman, Walden eventually owned the franchise rights to a one-on-one personal training program and oversaw the development of 55 franchises in three states. However, by late 2007, he was losing his focus and passion. He was spending more time traveling than working with clients side by side. While working out with friends at home, he realized that the competitive enthusiasm among peers trying to outdo each other put an excitement and work ethic into fitness he had never seen in private personal training sessions. “I was witnessing the future of the industry in my garage. Because of peer pressure, people were pushing themselves harder than they ever would have with a personal trainer—they didn’t want to be beaten by a friend or quit in front of the group,” Walden writes in his book Iron Tribe: From Garage Hobby to Fitness Franchise. “I also realized that competition was something that appealed to everyone. If I could find a way to get others to experience it, they would be hooked in the same way my little garage band was.”

In business and in faith, Forrest Walden says his stepfather, Ricky Brooks, CEO of Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers, has been a positive influence on his life. “He’s a great model of someone who’s been very successful in the for-profit marketplace but also makes his life matter for things that matter eternally.”


As he took steps toward opening his first Iron Tribe location in Homewood in 2010, Walden was also becoming involved in global missions. David Platt, who pastored The Church at Brook Hills from 2006 to 2014, had challenged his congregation, including Walden, to spend two percent of their time overseas, the equivalent of one week each year. “[It] kind of wrecked my world and made me question a lot of things,” Walden remembers of the poverty he witnessed. “A couple of guys started traveling with me—good friends of mine in my small group—and we went to Sudan, India, Mexico. We just really felt like God was calling us to do something tangible with what we were seeing. We didn’t know what that would look like or what that would mean, and the more we pressed into it and sought Him the more it became clear that we were to start an organization that was focused on clean water, supporting the church in some of the most marginalized and least reached and poorest places on Earth.”

Walden joined Mark Whitehead and Spencer Stutton in assembling a board of directors and naming their organization—Neverthirst. They began partnering with existing non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and for-profit organizations already drilling wells in North Africa and Southern Asia, then connecting them with the local church in the community in need. Church representatives drive the strategy for where the water source should go. Neverthirst solutions to clean water shortages include shallow rope pump wells, drilled deep wells, household rainwater collection, biosand filters, and piped water systems.

The Waldens adopted their youngest son Benjamin from Ethiopia in 2011. “There is no clearer picture of the Gospel than adoption,” says Forrest Walden. “He was given a new name and a new country and a new citizenship and new rights and new inheritance. To see where he came from and the desperate nothingness of his situation to now having everything through adoption, that’s just a picture of what we have in Christ.” Photo Credit: Amy Henry Photography

Walden has remained on the Neverthirst Board of Directors since its inception in 2008 and helps Iron Tribe locations in Birmingham, Ala.; Nashville, Tenn.; St. Louis, Mo.; Greenville, S.C.; Naples, Fla.; Raleigh, N.C.; and other franchise cities organize their own annual Workout for Water events. Participants include gym members and members of the community who enjoy a physical challenge and want to raise money for the cause. Iron Tribe clients have traveled with Walden to remote villages to see the impact their contributions for clean water solutions have made. Walden’s goal is to raise $800,000 for Neverthirst nationwide this year. Last year’s event raised $412,000 in Birmingham and another $295,000 from franchise locations for a total of $707,000 in projects implemented in Cambodia.

Walden says his most touching memory of his travels abroad is of his first trip to Witto, a village in South Sudan. The natives had been displaced by war and were returning home after living in the bush for 15 years. “The village pastor basically said for 15 years we’ve been praying that God would restore us to our land and send us help, and because you are here, we know that He has heard our prayers,” Walden remembers. “I was fighting back tears just thinking that we were tangible evidence of his prayers.” Witto became the location of Neverthirst’s first project in 2008.

Neverthirst staff Jason Berry, Mark Whitehead, Brandon Gossett and John Sides join Walden (center) in raising money for clean water sources in developing nations. Join them May 13, www.workoutforwater.com.

Since 2010, Workout for Water has raised more than $2 million for clean water solutions in India, Cambodia, Nepal, Chad, South Sudan and Sudan. Pledges are currently being collected for this year’s event, which will be hosted outside Avondale Brewery from 8:00 a.m. to noon on May 13. The fitness challenge will include Iron Tribe-style stations for teams of four, reminding participants of the importance of Neverthirst’s cause. Station Three, for example, will include a bucket (representing a well) and 100 blue poker chips on the ground (representing drops of water). Team members can place one chip in the bucket for every burpee completed. For details on how you can participate, call Neverthirst at 205-991-7757 or visit workoutforwater.com.

-Camille Platt 

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