Casting Call for The P.O.O.R. Project

Casting Call by Community Families United Network for The P.O.O.R. Project (Purchase Our Own Respect) initiative. Auditions will be held for gospel singers, praise dancers and actors to participate in our upcoming events. Participants who sell tickets to our events will receive a stipend if chosen to perform in addition to a $5.00 commission for each ticket they sell. It’s a family affair, so adults and children can audition. Call Ms. Simmons to schedule an audition @ (205) 744-0883, press # 4.  Auditions will be held in Birmingham, Alabama.

2015: Anointed For Service

CFUN Talent Search.  Thank God for allowing us to see another year.

This year, 2015, The P.O.O.R. Project (Purchase Our Own Respect) is searching for “ANOINTED TALENT”, not “AMAZING TALENT”.  God made ALL entertainment “Good”.  It only becomes perverted when we put our negative spin on it.  Perversion is opposition against an act or it is something that is directed away from what is good or right.  C-FUN desires what is good and right for our families.  We know that Alabama has some amazing talent, but we also know that God can and will anoint amazing talent for his purpose.  If you know anyone with an anointing on his/her/their talent, please direct them to us.  We would like to showcase their talent in some of our upcoming projects.  We are ready to schedule auditions.  My contact info is: Lois Simmons, (205) 744-0883, press #1 or #4 to leave me a message.

The P.O.O.R. Project is my assignment from God.  Since I started this project I can name the people that God sent to meet a special need of mine.  Much love to Ms. Yolanda Hardy at the Smithfield Public Library, Mr. Randall Woodfin, President of Birmingham City School Board & City Attorney, Ms. Angela Williams at the Park & Recreation Board in Birmingham and Mr. James Gibbs, Director of the Fitness Centers for the City of Birmingham. Through it all I’ve learned not to give up when people don’t reach back to help you because they’re not the ones God intended to use.  I press forward with his directions.  I also have some close friends who are just ordinary people like me, but will do extra-ordinary things to help me when needed.  I thank God for all of them.  So, for all those who don’t know what their purpose is in life, find a purpose of God that is worthy of your attention and begin to develop it.  Helping families and children is a purpose. Helping to feed the hungry is a purpose. Helping to educate young people and older people is a purpose. Giving support to one another is a purpose.  You can’t go wrong when you do for OTHERS, that which they can’t do for themselves or by themselves.  Let’s all climb up together.  God spoke to my heart when he gave me this assignment.  His spirit spoke these words to me, “I purchased everyone’s redemption, now it’s time to purchase your own respect”.  AWESOME WORD to me.  He accomplished this by giving the life of his only son, now what are we doing to give back to him and is it enough?  We can’t love more than God, but we can strive to love as he loves.  You can become a family member of C-FUN by going to and click on “JOIN US”.  God turned the world upside down with 12 disciples. He said greater works than these we will do, so let’s get kicking.  I love you all in Christ!!!

In His Service

Lois Simmons

God Is Processing My Life

The scripture says “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake:  for when I am weak, then am I strong.” (2 Cor. 12:10)

God is teaching me to take pleasure in being without strength, in insults, in being pinched, in being chased about, in being cooped up in a corner for Christ’s sake; for when I am without strength, then am I “dynamite”.

Here is the secret of Divine all-sufficiency, to come to the end of everything in ourselves and in our circumstances.  When we reach this place, we will stop asking for sympathy because of our hard situation or bad treatment, for we will recognize these things as the very conditions of our blessing, and we will turn from them to God and find in them a claim upon Him. __A. B. Simpson

Sometimes circumstances will cause you to lose all to gain Christ.  Yes, even family members, the ones you hold closest to your heart.  I can’t love anything or anybody more than I love God.  He will never leave me or forsake me.  I cling to that promise and His all-sufficiency.