Councilwoman Tavares
Columbus, Ohio City
Councilwoman Tavares
answered the call of the
community as a special guest.
ADOP HAS A SUMMER
PRELUDE

Thirteen Thousand Pounds of
Donated Food from Mid-Ohio
Food Bank!!   Part of the
donations were distributed as
food boxes. The other was
prepared by Chief Mike (not in
photo), of Canal Winchester,
Ohio for consumption.
A DAY OF PRAISE 2012

CITY OF JOY PROGRAMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
CITY OF JOY PROGRAMS
CITY of JOY PROGRAMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
PO BOX 340025*LAKEWAY, TX 78734
512.354.7707 X 12 *
COJI@battleconquers.org

BISHOP, DR. CHARLES E. BATTLE, CEO
BISHOP, DR. TINA M. BATTLE, PRESIDENT
PASTOR'S MIKE AND ROMANZIA SAUNDERS, GLOBAL
DIRECTOR'S
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A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE STORY FROM 2010













OUR BELOVED MS MARY DROVE HERSELF
TO OUR ADOP 2010 PROGRAM TO MAKE
SURE THAT SHE KEEP HER PROMISE OF
SERVING OTHERS TO HER DEAR FRIENDS,,
BISHOPS' MIKE AND ROMANZIA
SAUNDERS, PASTORS OF PILLAR OF
TRUTH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, ACWORTH,
GA.  SHE DROVE HERSELF TO THE
PROGRAM IN HER COMFORTABLE PJ'S,
CHATTED FOR HOURS WITH ANDREA,
LAUGHED WITH AND ENJOYED THE
CHILDREN THAT REMINDED HER OF
DRIVING THE SCHOOL BUS FOR
CHEROKEE COUNTY IN GEORGIA, AND
HELPING WHEN SHE COULD IN TIMES SHE
HAD THE STRENGTH TO LOVE ON A FAMILY
OR TWO ATTENDING THE EVENT.

THAT ALL SEEMS SO NORMAL, HOWEVER,
OUR BELOVED MS MARY WENT HOME
SHORTLY AFTER THE PROGRAM TO BE
WITH HER LORD AND SAVIOR, WITH PEACE
AND JOY THAT SHE SHARED WITH THOSE
SHE CARED DEEPLY FOR.  WE ARE
FOREVER BOTH GRATEFUL AND
ENLIGHTENED ON WHAT IT MEANS TO GIVE
FROM THE HEART.  MERRY CHRISTMAS
MS MARY..WE LOVE YOU!!
T
DR'S CHARLES & TINA
BATTLE
GLOBAL FOUNDERS
A DAY OF PRAISE
AND
CITY OF JOY PROGRAMS
A DAY OF PRAISE HAS   
ENTERTAINED THOUSANDS AT
ITS FESTIVE SIT-DOWN
DINNER EVENT.

THE CHILDREN LEARN TO
GIVE THANKS JOYFULLY!

"PICTURES FROM 2002"

THANK YOU TYRA,
TERRELL AND TASHAY
FAMILY, FRIENDS AND
LOVE IS THE
MESSAGE!
OUR VOLUNTEERS   
ARE REWARDED

WE NEED YOU TOO!

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A DAY OF PRAISE**WORK SHOPS SAT**DEC -8, 2012
CELEBRATION MONDAY**DECEMBER -10, 2012

A DAY OF PRAISE (ADOP) is an 17 year-old
program that services families for the holidays.  ADOP derived
from City of Joy Programs International, Inc. (COJI), a 501 C 3
Community Outreach Program of International City Christian
Center, Inc. (ICCC) based in Marietta, GA, formerly of
Columbus, Ohio – USA.  ADOP has gone the extra mile by
helping individuals to help themselves achieve their goals.  
We offer incentive programs along with the help that our
participants receive from the holidays.  For instance besides
the free sit-down dinner, free toys, clothing, medical
assessment, and entertainment, we offer financial literacy
programs, as well as community and business informational
workshops.

These workshops have consisted of such presenters as
Huntington Banks, Columbus Saves (Wealth Building
Initiative),  Proctor & Gamble, Inc., Columbus Health
Department, as well as Representatives from COJI and more.  
Sponsors in the past have included Toys for Tots, Inc., Mid-
Ohio Food Bank, Wal-Mart Stores, Kroger Stores, Meijer's,
Target Stores, WCMH 4 TV, WBNS 10 TV, WCKX 6 & FOX 28
TV, Second Harvest Food Bank (TN), Kentucky Fried Chicken,
Harry's Market, Long Horn Restaurant, and more.  “A Day of
Praise” USA has consistently served 300 – 500 families
annually in one setting.  These numbers do not reflect the
global programs in Africa, Bulgaria, Italy, India, The
Philippines, Germany, Russia and more.  The format of a sit-
down dinner also encompasses entertainment and holiday joy
for the families.  Our program mainly focusing on the children
is well known in the Columbus, Ohio area.  They were
launched in the Kennesaw, Marietta, GA area in 2009.  New
and used clothing, furniture, automobiles, and various
household items are also distributed when available.  The
participants are pre-screened in previous events.  One of
which is the Annual Community Festive Celebration that is
targeted per a specific area.

Donors in the Marietta & Acworth, Georgia area include Kentucky Fried
Chicken, Harry's Farmers Market, Dollar General  
Olive Garden, LongHorn Steak House and Starbucks just to name a few.














HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
SPONSORS AND VENDORS ARE WELCOME!

A DAY OF PRAISE CHRISTMAS 2012
MONDAY , Dec. 10, 2012
(AUSTIN, TX)

OHIO * GEORGIA * TENNESSEE
ADOP HELD ON SAT, DEC 15, 2012

SIMULTANEOUS ADOP     
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS!

**DONATIONS NOW BEING**   
EXCEPTED TO PURCHASE
 
AND, SHIPPING OF GIFTS.  
MABLE'S KITCHEN FEEDS THE MARINES AT THE
DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSE IN GEORGIA 2010
THANKS TO SPONSORS
DR. "T" AND SONS TRE & CJ               MR. KING AND SONS
                                                          SHANE &  TAMERON        
TJ IN BACKGROUND WORKING                            
THANK YOU HARRY'S MARKET (MARIETTA, GA)  YOU CAME THROUGH FOR
OUR MARINES IN 2010!!!

THANK YOU COJI TEAM IN MARIETTA, GA FOR ALL OF YOUR DEDICATION:

SHANE, SR & SHENICA KING & SONS
MR. LEWIS WILLIAMS
REV. JOHN GARRETT
PASTOR DANNY & ELEASE HUNT, III & FAMILY
TONYA LEDBETTER
MS. NATALINE
BISHOP'S MIKE & ROMANZIA SAUNDERS & FAMILY
DRS. CHARLES AND TINA BATTLE AND SONS

MANY THANKS
TOYS FOR TOTS ATLANTA FOR
YOUR DEDICATION TO MANY
DESERVING  FAMILIES OF THE
ATLANTA AREAS.
SHERIDA AND DR CHARLES BATTLE SERVE
IN THE KITCHEN IN  MARIETTA, GA 2010
MRS. SHENICA KING OF THE HEALTH
DEPARTMENT ATTENDS THE DONNA'S PLACE
STATION (COJI MEDICAL DIVISION),
MARIETTA, GA 2010
FOOD BASKETS FOR FAMILIES    DR PATERSON AND
                                                     MEMBERS CHAT WITH DR C  
                                                     BATTLE
HOUSING VENDORS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD   MOOHAN MARTIAL ARTS ENTERTAIN
ALLIANCE OF AMERICA (NAOA), IN                   CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN BEAUTIFUL
ATLANTA, GA                                                     BUILDING/GYM MR MENZ & GROUP, &
2010, AT ED PROGRAM STATION, GA 2010    THANKS TO COMMERCIAL REALTOR
                                                                         ERIC STANFIELD,
MR KING ASSIST ADOP PARTICIPANT          TAMARON AND JORDON KING
WITH INFO ON MOOHAN MARTIAL                 AT MOOHAN MARTIAL ARTS
ARTS ACADEMY, MARIETTA, GA 2010           ACADEMY VENDOR STATION 2010
MS TONYA SPEAKS TO THE CHILDREN          MRS. SHENICA MAKES SURE
KEEPING THEIR ATTENTION 2010                    NUTRITION IS EXPLAINED IN
                                                                              SPANISH, 2010
MS MARY (CENTER WITH SALT/PEPPER HAIR), HELPS
OUT A SINGLE MOTHER WITH GETTING HOT DOGS
2012 PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

TEXAS * OHIO * GEORGIA
AND TENNESSEE

THANK YOU TOYS FOR TOTS OHIO FOR
PARTNERING WITH A DAY OF PRAISE FOR
16 YEARS.  WE APPRECIATE YOU

THANK YOU TEAM OHIO:

MRS TIA FERGUSON * MR TC FERGUSON
MS TASHA JEFFERSON * REV. STACY LEMASTER
PASTOR JOYCE ADKINS * MR. KEN ADKINS
PASTOR SANETTA TERRELL

THANK YOU TOYS FOR TOTS
TEXAS & GEORGIA!!

THANK YOU TEAMS GA & TX
A DAY OF PRAISE 2011 EXPERIENCED ITS FIRST YEAR IN
TEXAS IN THE AUSTIN AREA
NICOLE MASTER'S HER FIRST YEAR          AN ARRAY OF PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT
REGISTRATION AT STATION # INTAKE      THE FESTIVITIES OF ADOP IN TEXAS
GEORGIA SPONSOR
DOLLAR GENERAL STORES - ACWORTH, GA
A DAY OF PRAISE 2011-TEXAS
PROGRAM HELD AT TRUE HOPE APOSTOLIC CHURCH
AUSTIN, TEXAS
....AND THE PRAISE CONTINUES
CARLOS BATTLE          TASHA & TIA             CHARLES BATTLE, II       TERRELL BATTLE    
THANK YOU BATTLE CHILDREN...WE COULDN'T HAVE FULFILLED THE CALL
WITHOUT YOU...WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH...YOU ARE ALL AWESOME