Jim Riley Outreach    
Jim Riley Outreach Newsletter
Issue: 5 July 2013
In This Issue
Joe Pellow Honored
Meet Lance Lang - Hope Is Alive
Giving Back to the Community

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LanceLang.com

 

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Joe Award 
Joe Pellow Honored
Joe Pellow, Director of Men's Mentoring for Jim Riley Outreach, was recently awarded The Golden Heart Award by Valley Hope Association in recognition of the care and love he has brought into the lives of others. Joe recently celebrated 10 years of sobriety and leads our three men's sober living homes. He recently became a Certified Life Coach and works with residents to help them plan for the future. 

 

 

 

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Dear Friends of Jim Riley Outreach,
We are pleased to be able to share with you some of the many wonderful things that are happening with The Jim Riley Outreach as a result of your continued support. We are always happy to show you first-hand the good work we are doing. If you would like to visit our mentoring homes, please contact us and we will arrange for a tour.
Sincerely, Jim and Robin Riley
  
Meet Lance Lang
Hope Is Alive

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Lance Lang has devoted his life to inspiring hope in those suffering from addiction, sharing his own journey from addiction to brokenness to forgiveness. From growing up as a pastor's son under the watchful eye of small-town America to leading a $30 million project management firm at the age of 25, pressure to perform and live up to others' expectations was a way of life for Lance. As the heaviness of these burdens grew, Lance turned to drugs and alcohol to keep up, creating a lengthy cycle of abuse and addiction that destroyed his hope and left him in a reclusive, depressive state he thought would be his life forever.

 

But God had a different plan.

 

Lance's pull to sobriety is nothing short of a miracle. God pursued him and in a moment's notice changed everything in his life. After coming clean to his uncle in a moment of surrender, Lance began working with Jim Riley who helped guide him down his road to recovery. Jim suggested a stint at Rob's Ranch, where Lance claims God broke him "in a good way." The call to make his story a ministry was cemented during that stay and solidified soon after leaving.

 

Lance moved into a Pellow house for 3 months after leaving treatment, but soon moved back down to Rob's Ranch, where he led the center through a transitional period. Since moving on from Rob's Ranch and into full-time recovery ministry of his own, Lance has maintained a close working relationship with the Jim Riley Outreach. He says, "Jim saved my life and I will forever be indebted to him for that. I am proud to be a part of the Jim Riley Outreach and very thankful for the support and encouragement of Jim and Robin. Without them I really don't know where I would be today."

 

Lance currently is the Executive Director of "Hope is Alive Ministries", an  organization devoted to supporting men recovering from all types of addictions. The organization operates a mentoring home, which is a continuation of the Pellow House program, where Lance lives and works with recovering addicts who typically have at least nine months of sobriety under their belt. It's at this house, called "Hope Headquarters", where men are provided a unique and specialized program geared around these "focus points": Structured Living, Intentional Mentoring, Spiritual Growth, Group Service Work and Leadership Development.

 

To read more, visit LanceLang.com.  
Giving Back
Residents of  JRO's Sober Living Homes Volunteer  In the Community
tornado cleanup
The men and women living in our mentoring homes have been busy. Recently, the men have spent many hours working at Life Church, helping with set construction for their ongoing church series, "At the Movies." In addition to this, both our men and women volunteered their time to assist with tornado cleanup in Moore, OK, following the recent devastating storms. Volunteering and gving back to our community are important elements of our recovery program as residents transition from addiction into sober living. We are extremely proud of their efforts and thank Joe Pellow and Sandra Pickard for their encouragement.
 
  
  
  
or contact our office at:
2201 Cardinal Drive Edmond, OK 73013
405-340-8096
405-340-6610 (fax)
  
 We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and are 100% supported by donations and grants.  
Your contributions are tax-deductible.
Sincerely,
  
Lee Ann Teasley, Director of Development
Jim Riley Outreach