We held our first class on Miracle Mountain and solved a problem at the same time. The problem: we had a huge bee hive inside a wall of the big house on the lower compound.
We brought down master bee keeper Art Hall from San Jose to teach “Introduction to Bee Keeping”.
After some classroom instruction we headed to the wood shop to build bee hives (the bees new home).
We had sixteen students of different ages and background. All were very enthusiastic and involved. Lots of good bonding time, laughter and fellowship, though you wouldn’t know it by our facial expressions (except Richie!).
Even a few of the our kids helped in building the bee hives.
Then it was back to the classroom to try on our bee suits.
Whew! all that on Friday…
Saturday we suited up and headed to the lower compound to begin the process of moving our visitors to their new home.
It was an extremely long day, and hot! The bees were not as enthusiastic as we were so progress was slow, but we still needed to get our new bees safely into their new home.
Sunday we housed them and moved them into their new neighborhood. No, not Sesame Street. Bees need to be in full sunlight and besides, Oscar wouldn’t be thrilled with bees digging around in his garbage!
We also learned how to take care of our new bees in their hive and the bee hive that Art (our instructor) donated. We learned it’s best to have two bee hives so you can tell if something is wrong with a hive, or not.
On Monday we learned the profession of bee keeping, harvesting honey, wax and propolis. We tasted honey from our very own hive and said goodbye to our instructor.
It was truly an excellent class. Learned a lot and saved a hive of bees an preserved our environment and will tie in nicely to our organic gardening class, but that’s for another time down the road.
Thanks be to God for keeping us all safe, even in the heat and a special thank you to Art Hall, Master Bee Keeper!
Everyone at HOLLYWOOD IMPACT STUDIOS REHABILITATION & VOCATION TRAINING CENTER wants to send out a huge
THANK YOU to AVID TECHNOLOGY for their generous gift of 25 Avid licenses. This gift will go a long way to change the lives of our students as they move to a new and brighter future.
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Thank you so much!!!
I know it’s been awhile since my last post. It has been busy at HOLLYWOOD IMPACT STUDIOS in all three ministries (In-Jail Program, Alumni Program & Miracle Mountain.) God has been blessing all three.
Last month we wanted to thank our volunteers who have been giving so much of their time. So we had a FUN DAY THANK YOU B-B-Q at Miracle Mountain. Here are some of the photos.
Tony Mendoza raised the roof with his music. Everyone enjoyed it so much.
While Larry was B-B-Qinghot dogs and hamburgers, I was able to get in a quick game of basketball.
We caught with some long time friends like James Beard from Pitchess Detention Center.
It was just a great day. Thank you again to all of our volunteers and supporters!
HOLLYWOOD IMPACT STUDIOS flew to Florida to attend the NRB Convention… (National Religious Broadcasters). We had meetings set up to sell the THIS IS THE LIFE – Classic TV Series and MIRACLE MOUNTAIN Reality show.
It was also great to hang out with our friends from Lutheran Hour Ministries. Really great people who love the Lord!
We flew in two day before the convention so we took a side trip to Daytona 500 Speedway for opening trials. Loud but a lot of fun.
We also went by Mount Dora… not too sure about the “Mount” part, but it was a beautiful little town. Saw this sea plane at sunset.
The convention was a success. We had many great meetings and I think ultimately HOLLYWOOD IMPACT STUDIOS is going to be in the TV producing business.
On my way back to the car to fly back to LA, this was the view God gave me. Nice way to end a terrific trip.
ANGEL TREE 2016! We had another terrific Angel Tree Event last month. As we always do, we start with dinner and fellowship at In N Out burgers. We had over 35 Hollywood Impact Studios grads and volunteers come to deliver gifts to 18 kids.
One of our Hollywood Impact Studios grads shared that when he was in prison, he took advantage of Angel Tree for his kids. He was moved to be part of this years Angel Tree event and be the one buying and giving the gifts. Praise God!
We had so many volunteers we need the people mover from GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH and our own HIS 12 passenger van. Great event, great night! Thanks to everyone. Thank you Prison Fellowship, Grace Baptist Church, Eden Ministries and all of our Hollywood Impact Studios team.