The metal frame is nearly complete! Big thanks to the Minner family
The foundation is poured and ready for the steel framing! We will
Construction is underway on our new 75′ x 50′ Body Shop Building.
• 1958 Apache • 2005 Chevy Tahoe • 2006 VW Passat •
My name is Scott Ellington. I am the District Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District. My office is in Jonesboro. We have six counties in the district I represent: Craighead, Greene, Clay, Poinsett, Mississippi, and Crittenden counties. We are the second-largest district, in terms of square mileage, in the state of Arkansas. We are also the second-most populous district in the state, after the district containing Little Rock. I grew up in Brookland, Arkansas, and have been a life-long Craighead County resident. Being a prosecuting attorney, most of the criminal cases come through our courts; many of them are felonies. So we deal with folks that have problems, and many of them need rehabilitation.
I first became associated with the ministry when I was a deputy prosecutor, and my neighbor was arrested. His mom who lived across the street from me as well came to my office and wanted him out of jail. She said that he would be going to John 3:16 Ministries if we could agree on an own-recognizance bond. I worked with the family and we made an arrangement where he could go to John 3:16. He successfully completed the program and ever since he has been a model citizen. He is now an instructor and an employee of John 3:16 Ministries. He has done a fantastic job.
My favorite part about the ministry is seeing families reunited. So many of the folks that have to go to John 3:16 Ministries have to get to a point in their life where they are willing to accept that they have failed and that they are in need of help. They realize that they are not just desperate but hopeless without Jesus Christ. What the ministry offers them is hope through Jesus Christ. It is amazing to see how the families are reunited. When you come to a John 3:16 function and you see how mothers and children react when they see the men and how they have changed, how they gather around, they see the joy in the men’s eyes. Also, to see the joy in the eyes of the wives getting their husbands back and the mothers and fathers to see their sons who have came back to life. They see promise and hope of someone who is ready to be a contributor to society as opposed to someone who is stealing or on the run. They see a giver instead of someone is taking from them all the time.