30. Janeiro 2018 - 18:30

AOK honors Mary Ayers, EUA, Terça, 30. Janeiro 2018

Please join us on January 30th at 6:30pm as we celebrate Mary Ayers! (At Northpointe Church in Adairsville)

Admission is $10.00 (CASH PLEASE) which covers a fabulous meal catered by Johnny Mitchell's Smokehouse!

Love gifts will be accepted for Mary.

We will have various raffle items. Tickets for the raffle items will be sold for $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00.

100% of the money collected for Love Gifts and Raffles will be given to Mary. So bring extra $ and let’s bless this lady! Come out and enjoy a fun, uplifting evening with Acts of Kindness as we honor Mary!

We will even have our wonderful DJ Illeett with Sirius diversions providing entertainment for us!

Please plan to join us and don’t forget to RSVP - no later than January 26th

Johnny Mitchell's Smokehouse restaurant holds 120. We were given the heads up that we should expect to surpass that number so as of right now, we are planning to have the dinner atNorthPointe Church in Adairsville. As we get closer to that date, if it looks like we will have under 120, we will change the location back to Johnny Mitchell's Smokehouse. PLEASE do not RSVP unless you're sure you can attend. Thank you :)

If you can not attend but want to send a love gift to Mary, you can write a check in her name and mail it to us. We will be sure it is included in the Love Gift Bowl on January 30th! Our address can be found on our website. Link below...

What does an:”Acts of Kindness” event look like?

One night a month we gather together for a couple of hours to support a woman who is going through a difficult time in her life. All of the monetary donations collected will be gifted to the recipient at the end of the night. AOK does not keep any of the proceeds of these monthly dinners (However, AOK is a 501c3 non-profit organization and if you feel led to donate directly to our ministry, your donation is tax deductible). The overwhelming emotional support we give on this night is the true heartbeat behind Acts of Kindness.

Mary's Story...

When I was asked to write this bio about Mary, I had no idea what to write, as there is so much I want to say, but I am a man of few words, so I wrote some stuff down on paper, then with my two-finger typing skills, I tried my best to type it all out. I got it halfway done, and called a friend to help me finish typing it out. I told them what I wanted it to say, and they typed, so these words are mine, but someone else put it all together for me.
I guess I should start at the beginning. Mary was born and raised in Cartersville, GA, to her parents Bob & Hazel. Mary’s gift of taking care of others started at an early age, as her mom worked full-time at the local hospital and her daddy was a disabled vet, and Mary took care of him while her **** worked, when she was a teenager. Bob not only was a disabled vet and had shrapnel throughout his body from being at war, he also had to have a pig heart valve due to heart issues, then he got lung cancer, so Mary’s life as a child growing up was spent watching her **** work constantly and juggle work, kids, and traveling to the VA hospital in Atlanta.
Mary grew up in church at First Baptist Cartersville, where her grandmother Sue took her and her sister Leigh Anne, every Sunday morning while their mother worked. Mary accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 7, so from a very early age, she learned to depend on God to help her through stuff. Mary was active in youth choir and went on several mission trips, she was also active in chorus and band in school as music always soothed her. Due to her daddy being so sick all the time, the constant time Mary spent with her daddy, created a close bond between them, and 2 weeks before Mary’s high school graduation, her daddy passed away from a brain aneurysm. Losing her daddy was a traumatic experience, and Mary dealt with lots of depression, and withdrew from everyone.
Then God blessed me to meet her in the early 90s, and I was hooked the moment I met her. For my wife, she feels like we were meant to be, because our names rhyme, mine is Barry Clay & hers is Mary Faye, but I tell her all the time, God knew nobody else but her could put up with me and stay. Mary has taught me what it means to always look on the positive side of things, even in the darkest of times. She loves our boys Matthew & Jacob with everything she has, and every morning she hits her knees praying for them and our family. She inspires me to be a better man daily, because she truly cares about people, and she encourages them and uplifts them and she always wants them to know she is there for them if they need her.
On August 10, 2014 our family’s lives were forever changed, when our youngest son Jacob, 22 yrs old at the time, had an ATV accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. A week later, he suffered a massive and major stroke from the pressure of the brain swelling, and that caused optic nerve damage, which left him totally blind. God showed me what a wonderful wife and mother Mary was in that very moment our lives changed, as she never left the hospital, she stayed by Jacob’s side 24/7 for months, taking showers in the pediatrics department, as she never wanted Jacob to feel alone. Besides never leaving that hospital, my wife’s faith was so strong. When the doctor’s told us that Jacob only had a 1% chance of survival, Mary told them “well you do your 1%, and our God will do his 99%,” and He is still doing it.
Mary works full-time being a caretaker to Jacob, as she & I rotate shifts, and she is a dedicated worker and committed to doing whatever it takes, even when she is exhausted from having no sleep, and dealing with a chronic medical illness that she has been suffering with for almost a year, but still she carries on and does what she has to do. God puts his hardest tasks on his toughest people, and my wife is one tough cookie. She loves people right where they are, and always puts others first, and herself last. I am glad she was chosen for this night of honor, as she deserves it and so much more. I am blessed to be her hippie man. I love you Mary.


AOK honors Mary Ayers

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