CTS at Sunshine Acres Children’s Home
Saturday June 15, 2019
“For 65 years, Sunshine Acres Children’s Home has had a huge impact on our community, serving kids who are orphans. Sunshine Acres is not just a home, it’s a way of life, mentoring and teaching their kids how to be good citizens and productive members of society. At CTS our mission has always been to inspire people of all ages to live their dreams and at the same time have a servant’s heart to do our part in helping our community. We are honored to perform this Saturday on June 15 bringing our music with a message to Sunshine Acres. We look forward to bringing families, friends and the kids of Sunshine Acres together for a rocking good time to celebrate 65 years of the Sunshine Acres legacy.” – Jeff Senour – Singer/Songwriter – CTS
It started with a desire to give their lives to caring for children who are hurting and a faith that God would provide all they needed. Reverend James and Vera Dingman (Uncle Jim and Aunt Vera) had spent their lives serving those forgotten by society: the sick, the poorest of the poor, migrant families and those in prison. They were grandparents with no income, 11 years of mortgage payments, no electricity and a well with a broken pump.
For 17 years, Uncle Jim and Aunt Vera prayed for a place where they could care for homeless children. Then the answer to their prayers came in 1953, when they sold their home, and with the help of the Mesa Optimist Club, made a down payment on 125 acres of Arizona desert with a few run-down buildings.
Vera “That day we both felt that we should never solicit money, a board or a brick, and that no child would ever be turned away for financial reasons. God impressed upon us very strongly that this was His work. We were to take care of the children, and He would take care of the finances.”
In 1954 Uncle Jim and Aunt Vera opened Sunshine Acres Children’s Home, which became the beginning of the Miracle in the Desert.
No child will ever be turned away for financial reasons. Sunshine Acres does not receive government support for the direct care of the children. Many friends, businesses, churches and volunteers contribute and host fundraising events on behalf of the home – proof that God is still working miracles in the desert.
Our mission is to provide a loving, wholesome, Christian home for children who are separated from their parents and help them establish long-term relationships with stable parental figures, preparing them for success in adult life.
Sunshine Acres provides the emotional, social, physical, educational and spiritual support for the children in our care, so they may learn to manage their own affairs along with maximizing the development of their potential, abilities and interests. Our goal is to facilitate a child’s ability to function within a community environment in a style that is both meaningful and purposeful to himself and the community.
From the Pentagon to Pearl Harbor, from Festivals to Schools across America, the high energy, powerhouse music of CTS has garnered fans across the world. From their live shows to studio recordings, contagious lyrics and arena style rock guitar rifts, this band has inspired people of all ages to live their lives to the fullest and make your dreams come true.
CTS concert Saturday June 15 at Sunshine Acres Children’s Home from 7-9pm.
FREE rock concert for the whole family for a good cause. Where else can you take your family for free let alone to a rock concert with an award winning band?
Saturday June 15, 2019 7-9pm
3405 N Higley Rd
Mesa , AZ 85215