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This month at the Old School on the 15th, let’s give a “Roll Tide” or a “War Eagle” to Georgia Tech’s Derrick Moore. Derrick is a Georgia boy from way back. He, then made it big playing for the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, and the Carolina Panthers. Derrick also filmed motivational speeches for the Atlanta Falcons this last year for their run at the Superbowl. So come get motivated this month at the Old School. As always the FREE STEAKS will be hot and the tea cold. So grab a friend and come check out Derrick Moore at the Old School. As always, dinner starts at 7:00 pm.
On June 2, Iron Works was pleased to take part in Jeremiah Castille’s Character Camp hosted by the Covington County Children’s Policy Council. We were asked to serve the afternoon meal to the 160 or so boys who attended the camp. Several Iron Workers went, with the “Meat Wagon”… our Cookie’ and Grillin’ trailer, and fed all those hungry boys! At Iron Works we believe that molding and shaping the character of these boys is precisely within the scope of our mission… so we were quick to accept when asked to help!
Ever had a bad day? Ever wanted to give up? This month at the Old School Clay Dyer’s message to you will be “If I can, you can!”
You see Clay is an accomplished professional bass fisherman. He says from a very young age he knew he wanted to be a professional athlete. But he had a few issues to overcome. He was born with no legs, no left arm and no right hand!
Clay’s story is unbelievable and inspirational! We are excited to bring Clay to the Old School to share his story.
So grab all your fishing buddies and meet us down at the Old School. The steaks will be hot and free. As always no reservations are required! Dinner starts at 7:00 pm. For any that need directions, here’s a link to Google Maps.
Update: Listening to Clay Dyer talk Thursday night was nothing short of inspirational. Even from a young age, he did not allow his “handicap” to slow him down. He recalled a story of asking his dad for an expensive fishing rod at age 13. After his dad had refused multiple pleas to buy the rod, Clay thought he would give it one last shot. After giving his dad time to cool off, he dove in for one last effort.
“Just think of all the money I’ve saved you from not having to buy me new shoes for thirteen years. Isn’t that worth a new rod?”
Update: You can get the full recap of the meeting or link for the audio here: http://www.therealironworks.org/sometimes-big-things-come-small-packages/.
At the Old School this month, Jay Wolf shared the story of his son and daughter-in-law. She suffered a stroke that nearly killed her. But where many men would have crumpled under the pressure, his son showed enormous resolve, and helped his wife back to health. If you missed it, you missed a powerful story of God’s love, mercy, and patience, as well as miraculous healing.
The last weekend in April several men once again headed to Boot Camp (27-30). Boot Camp offers a spiritual retreat from the world so men can get alone with God and learn from other men how to build that close relationship with our heavenly Father. The first installment of blogs on the event is available here.
This month at the Old School we were pleased to have Josh Harris of Falcons fame come and speak to us. Josh Harris is a long snapper, and has been for most of his entire football career, going back to his earliest days in peewee football. Josh talked to us about football, about winning and losing, and about God’s place in his life while we listened and ate a wonderful steak dinner. If you missed it, don’t worry. Every month we get together at the Old Stanely Schoolhouse to eat, fellowship, and listen to men give their testimony of what God has done in their lives. The free steak dinner starts at 7:00 pm sharp.
Several times a year, Iron Works schedules events where fathers can bond with their children in more meaningful ways. One such event was the Father & Son fishing trip down the Suwannee River which took place during Spring Break. You can read all the details on our Epic Journeys page or just click here to go right to the blog post.
On Feb. 16, we were pleased to have Patrick Morley come and speak to us. Patrick started a men’s Bible study for some businessmen in Orlando way back in 1986 that is still going today. He also has a daily radio program that started in 1991 called, “Man in the Mirror”, which is the same title as one of his books (he’s written 20 in total). His life’s goal is to help men reach their potential as a disciple of Christ, and for them to make other disciples. To that end, in addition to his books, he has a blog, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account so people can easily keep up with him. Here is a man who is busy about the Lord’s work, and wants to teach us how to do the same!