(House of Representatives - October 13, 2011)

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                          JOHN 3:16 MINISTRIES

  (Mr. CRAWFORD asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. CRAWFORD. Madam Speaker, I rise today to speak on the important 
role that John 3:16 Ministries plays in the lives of recovering addicts 
in the First District of Arkansas, which I am privileged to represent.
  John 3:16 Ministries is a nonprofit, faith-based recovery center, 
located in Cord, Arkansas, which offers men an opportunity to overcome 
their addictions through faith and service to others. This organization 
was founded by Bryan and Beverly Tuggle, who were inspired to open a 
spiritual boot camp for addicts after Bryan sought help for his own 
addictions years earlier at the New Beginnings Ministry.
  John 3:16 Ministries took its first resident on May 5, 2003, and it 
has been helping men who struggle with addiction ever since. Residents 
receive lodging, are taught skills to help them become more productive 
citizens in their communities, and are encouraged to enroll in classes 
offered through the local community college. Most importantly, 
residents of John 3:16 Ministries are given an opportunity to heal 
physically and spiritually.
  Unlike most recovery centers, John 3:16 Ministries offers these 
services free of charge and is funded by donations only from local 
churches, businesses, and individuals. When asked about the cost of the 
services that John 3:16 Ministries provides, Bryan always has the same 
response: Jesus Christ has paid the cost in full.
  Mr. and Mrs. Tuggle provide an incredible service, and I am honored 
to serve such selfless constituents in the First District of Arkansas.