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Hope and a Future


“For I know the plans I have for you…plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Welcome to Hope and a Future – The Foundry Blog. We are so happy you stopped by. Come on in and have a look – take a peek inside The Foundry walls and the work we do here. All who journey past the front doors, into this sacred place where Love lives, never walk out the same. Whether they are in the building for 3 minutes or 3 months, they are forever changed.

In 1995, Bill and Michele Heintz moved to Bessemer, AL with a God sized dream planted firmly in their hearts. Their dream was to be God’s hands and feet to help people out of darkness into True Light – giving the lost and hurting hope and a future. Bill & Michele’s heart was to help direct the addicted to the One who could break the chains of bondage. They desired to help the destitute find hope again by showing them love, teaching them life skills, coping skills and then putting them to work in their employment readiness program.


Bill & Michele were committed to God’s plan of “teaching them self-respect, building their self-esteem as they learn to be productive members of their communities.”
~Bill Heintz, Yes Journey, p.111

Because they were open to be used by God, they were able to help the program participants learn to live outside of their addictions, see miracles in their own lives, and show them they have a future worth fighting for.

As you join us on our blog-venture, I pray you will experience God’s miraculous work as you get to know The Foundry and the people who live and work here. We will be sharing through the eyes and words of staff members, program participants, family members and volunteers. We will introduce you to our numerous programs, including Recovery, Re-Entry and Rescue. Our hope is to give you a glimpse into the miracles we see each day so that you will fall in love with The Foundry Ministries, but most importantly, you will fall deeper in love with God.
~Peace be with you.


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