Mac and Sandra, along with the Staff and Students pray for our Partner Family everyday. If you have a request, please write or call so we can stand in agreement with you. Our motto for many years has been “Together, We Carry the Load.”
If you ever come to Alabama we’d be honored for you to stop by and visit Canaan Land. Please call and let us know you’re coming. We love you and look forward to meeting you personally.
To provide an opportunity for students to accept and follow Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
To provide an opportunity to study, understand, and practice Godly principles in every day life as taught in God’s Word.
To provide an understanding of what happens when we violate God’s principles and how to find a place of restoration when we do.
To provide an understanding of how to deal with life controlling problems and how to prevent them according to God’s Word.
To provide an opportunity for the students to develop Christ like character and the Fruit of the Spirit; by attending Bible classes, living with other students who have similar problems, daily work details both good work habits and attitudes and proper relating to Canaan Land leadership, staff and visiting ministers and friends.
Bible Classes ~ All students attend three (3) Bible classes a day. Five (5) days a week. These classes are designed to give the student a strong foundation in living by faith, covenant relationship with Jesus and watching your confession, as well as many other life principles outlined in God’s Word.
GED preparation, training and pre-testing will be offered to all students who have not received a high school diploma.
As opportunities become available, students are given the chance to work with skilled craftsman at Canaan Land. These opportunities may include auto/mechanics, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, carpentry, graphic arts, web design, furniture building and refinishing, swimming pool maintenance, lawn care and landscaping, among others.
Students will be assigned work duties four to five (4-5) hours a day, Monday thru Friday, along with a couple of Saturdays per month. These work duties are assigned not only to help maintain the facilities at Canaan Land but also to help train and develop the student’s attitude and work ethic. They are also designed to help the students develop a sense of “ownership” and pride in the facility they will call home for the next twelve- (12) months.
Mac Gober grew up with an unholy appetite for violence and brutality. After a stormy adolescence, his unhappy family life drove him to military service in the jungles of Viet Nam where he honed his skills in the fine arts of karate and getting stoned.
When Mac returned home, he left the war behind, but it wouldn’t leave him.
Horrifying flashbacks of screaming, dying voices and staccato gunfire poisoned Mac’s days and haunted his nights.
Only an outlaw motorcycle gang provided enough camaraderie, cruelty and craziness to give Mac a sense of belonging. A craving for the “adrenaline high” of the brutal biker lifestyle sent him roaring across America, leaving a trail of bruised, broken victims behind.
Finally, his body reeking, his mind fried, his emotions twisted by paranoia and rage, Mac was headed for certain death. But then he had an encounter with another dying man. This One was hanging on a cross. And He loved Mac Gober – just the way he was.