So a particularly important part of the weekend is to assure these ladies that they do not stand alone. And when we stand with them we long to assure them that the Church on earth welcomes them, though imperfectly compared to Gods delight and welcome.
If you would be willing to pray for these women, please use the contact button above to share your willingness to pray for the team as they minister to these women and for the women themselves as they consider new ways to rely on God more deeply and serve God more freely. We just use a first name and city, (i.e., Mary in Hannibal or Tom in Milton) because it is important to think "this person is praying for me" rather than "a bunch of folks are praying".
If you have any questions about this ministry, please feel free to contact me about that too.
This is a time of year when there are many programs that are reaching out to the incarcerated and their families. Angel Tree (A Prison Fellowship ministry) has some wonderful things happening. KAIROS teams are preparing for in-facility weekends and churches across the country are cooking for juvenile facilities and mentoring young women in jails and supporting local jail chaplains with worship teams and Bible study leaders.
You are not the only folks who are praying for your incarcerated loved one, reaching out and offering hope and kindness and practical help. No matter how alone you feel, remember that God loves you utterly and loves your loved one utterly. You are not alone.