Akins would like to take a moment and remind everyone during this hustle and bustle time of the year, to please slow down and don't forget to wear your seat belt. Have a Safe and Happy New Year!
Jessica Akins began her journey to Jinja, Uganda on July 31. She was headed to the unknown to start a new chapter in her life. Not knowing what to expect and excited to experience something beyond her comprehension.
After arriving she realized her wonderful experiences were going to be great but also very difficult. Her task while she was over in Africa was working with Ekisa, a children’s home, full of children with special needs. Their disabilities stretched from physical, mental, and emotional. Each child with a different need that required specific assistance. She quickly learned how to take care of children who needed constant help; for example one child had a speech disability and could not speak, and another who vomited at least every hour. These children at Ekisa have such a joy in their lives yet from the circumstances they come from have no obligation to be happy. She worked with kids who come from all different walks of life. During this she witnessed the death of a young child who never got the chance to fully experience life. That same day she got to experience new life with a child being born. These are some things most of us will never have the opportunity to experience.
I must say Jessica did get to have a little fun of her own while in Africa, she went bungee jumping over the Nile River dropping 200 feet! She made dinner one night by chopping off a chickens head so they could have some meat. Chicken to her will never be the same!
Although this is just a short glimpse of her journey words could never express how this trip changed her life. The kids and people in Africa stole a place in Jessica’s heart. She plans to continue her work and journey back to Jinja in February 2012. Please pray that she will do what God’s will is for her while she is there and that God will forever change her life because of it.
Motor Trend / 2012 Truck Of The Year
By Michael Febbo
You Know that feeling you get when you see a supercar sitting in the parking lot of the local six-buck-a-cup coffee shop? The ache in your stomach, knowing that toddling back and forth from the gated community to the strip mall is all the driving that poor car will ever do? We get that same feeling when we see an F-150 that doesn't have at least 1000 pounds in the bed or 5000 pounds hanging off the hitch. Just like that supercar, the F-150 is a tool built for a purpose. It has a goal in life, and the people who never use it as it was intended are squandering the truck's ability and a heritage that goes back to 1948. To continue reading click here.
The Akins Comfort Zone
Whether it is an oil change or a little something more come on in and relax in the Comfort Zone, our recently remodeled customer service lounge. Over twenty-five hundred square feet of area designated and designed to make our customers' stay with us an enjoyable one.
We have our very own Enterprise Car Rental Center in our service department, new KIDS Zone, and Wi-Fi for your laptop. Didn’t bring your laptop, no problem, we have 8 new computer stations available for you to surf the web or check your email. Also enjoy flat screen TV’s, plush new furniture, and our complimentary beverage bar with soda, hot cocoa and Starbuck coffee!
If there is anything else that would make your visit more enjoyable, please don’t hesitate to ask.