Give or Die

A kindred blogger posted this today:

Prayer of the Day Creator God, you prepare a new way in the wilderness, and your grace waters our desert. Open our hearts to be transformed by the new thing you are doing, that our lives may proclaim the extravagance of your love given to all through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

There are two new things, I can share:

The first is, the following item appeared today (3-12-13) on Media Bistro/Fishbowl DChttp://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowldc/alejo-media-chief-operating-officer-jim-allen_b98650

Alejo Media Hires Chief Operating Officer

By Betsy Rothstein on March 12, 2013 11:30 AM

Alejo Media has announced that D.C. media veteran Jim Allen will join the Springfield, Va.-based, video production company as a partner. Allen will be Chief Operating Officer and will be primarily responsible for corporate imaging and branding, sales and marketing, and business development.

Before joining Alejo Media, Allen was Director of News and Media Services at the American Institute of Physics.

Alejo Media Founder and Chief Executive Officer Anna Davalos will continue to oversee all aspects of production, personnel and administration for the Corporation.

Alejo will soon announce the time and Capitol Hill location of their Annual Spring Reception.

What is Allen’s employment history? In his past…( etc,etc. and it goes on from there)

I could not be more excited about this opportunity and I thank God and Anna Davalos for the vision.

The second thing I’d like to share is that on December 21, 2012, in an epiphany, I was instructed, in no uncertain terms, that God was not one of us, so I had no further need to argue doctrine, because He does not fit in any of our boxes. And, if I was not giving, or looking for a way to give, I might as well be dead; and if I was not in service, I might as well not exist.

I have comfortably settled in under the tutelage of Jesus Christ.

I had been asking for those marching orders for 4o years, and as amorphous as they might seem to some, if I never get another set of orders, these will hold me, until I can get our of here.

This week, I was appointed chair of a development task force for the faith-based, non-profit House of Help/City of Hope, founded and led by Bishop Dr. Shirley Holloway, which has provided substance abuse, mental health and continuing education programs and transitional housing for tens of thousands of homeless (and battered) women, families and men (including ex-offenders) at its shelter and treatment facilities in Washington, DC and Prince George’s and Charles Counties, MD.  These programs are a hand up, not a hand out, and there are very strict rules of participation, education, employment and other parameters.

The properties are:

Kingdom Village: A transitional women’s shelter and certified clinical treatment facility, career, mental health, and battered women’s counseling, parenting classes, with a daycare/future-Montessori program, K-12 academic support for children and GED program, located in Prince George’s County, MD. Capacity: 150 women and children

Kingdom City: A men’s shelter and certified drug treatment facility, with mental health, anger management, life skills, job preparation, job placement assistance, parenting and GED programs, located in Charles County, MD. Capacity: 300 men;

Graceview Apartments: Safe and affordable transitional housing (1 and 2 bedroom apartments) for up to 42 homeless families, the parent(s) of whom have completed a structured life-skills program to help them transition into mainstream life, located in SE Washington, DC  with optional participation in the Homeless to Home Ownership Program, with the prospect of becoming first-time home buyers.

Today, seven US Congressman visited with Dr. Holloway and us at our DC facility, that was formally a boarded up crack house and house of prostitution, which is now a house of healing and deliverance for, 42 families, people who might normally be cast off from society.

Three weeks ago, I did not know Dr. Holloway, who is now my pastor, and who is being used by God in such a mighty way to change lives. I am honored an humbled to be associated with her. God sure can work fast, when He wants to. I have found my calling! Praise God, that He is true to His word and I was not mistaken about who was calling me, when I heard the call.

Amen.

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About Jim Allen, Founder/Editor, NuVote Reach

Currently serving as Chief Operating Officer of Alejo Media, emerging as one of Washington, D.C.’s most artistic and innovative video production and post-production media companies. Previously, as Director of News and Media Services at the American Institute of Physics, he led the creation of the InsideScience.org news platform, which includes Inside Science TV. He also previously served as Media Director, Energy NOW! and Clean Skies TV and as Special Reports Editor/Media Relations Director at The Hill newspaper. Jim has served in various executive, business development and/or programming roles for a number of media concerns including CBS Radio/Television, Radio One Inc. and the Los Angeles Times. Since 1995, he has been a contributor to the Reporters Notebook news roundtable program on NBC 4 TV, DC. He earned a music scholarship to Delaware State University, a Bachelor of Arts in English/Television Production at Virginia State University and, from 2003-2007, attended Concord University School of Law. His commendations include the Washington, DC Teachers' Union Media Relations Award and shared an American Academy of Nursing National Media Award. Jim also chairs a development task force for the faith-based, non-profit House of Help/City of Hope, founded and led by Bishop Dr. Shirley Holloway, which has provided substance abuse, mental health and continuing education programs and transitional housing for tens of thousands of homeless (and battered) women, families and men (including ex-offenders) at its shelter and treatment facilities in Washington, DC and Prince George’s and Charles Counties, MD.
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8 Responses to Give or Die

  1. gljjt says:

    Jim, it looks like God is working in great ways in your life, personally, spiritually and professionally. Congratulations. I hope you will continue your blog!?!

  2. Claire G says:

    And I hope you will continue your blog too, but no pressure!

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