If you are a woman who has been affected by the incarceration of a loved one and would like to be a guest at the upcoming weekend, use the "contact" tab above and we'll get you information. If you are a man or outside the area, contact me so we can find alternative or local weekends for you.
This is what I ask of each of you.
Put a sticky or a note under a refrigerator magnet or add us to your "tasks" because we are standing in the need of prayer.
Pray for Elaine, the team leader as the team is chosen and angel volunteers recruited. Pray for us as we meet for training and spiritual growth and team bonding on August 8th, August 22, September 12 and September 26. Pray for the pilgrims, both those who are looking forward to this and those who don't even know yet that this blessing is coming their way. Pray for us on October 9-11 as we gather to live as daughters of the King of King, loving, healing, hoping, reaching out, receiving grace. We also ask for prayers in the weeks after as our guests move back into their day-to-day lives to carry new ideas and options and understanding of their infinite value as a child of God. On October 24th we will have our first reunion, and prayers then would also bless us.
If any of you think this sounds like you would like help you can be an angel volunteer by writing notes of encouragement for the pilgrims (I think we will need 30, unless we have lots of extra big blessings and need a few more) or even coming out to help with a meal or running errands, set up, take down and the like. Or you can sponsor a meal ($5.00 per meal per person) or a bed ($30.00 per person per weekend). Use that contact button above and let me know that too.
Also, please pray as we seek churches who might be called to touch the lives of children affected by the incarceration of a parent through Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree program. (Prison Fellowship matches children of an incarcerated parent with volunteers who teach reach out with a gift and kindness. Last Christmas almost 2,000 children in Missouri alone were left without a gift they qualified for because the need outstripped the support.) Again, use the buttons above to either "contact" me or click on the "resources" button to link directly to the Prison Fellowship home page.
We need prayers most of all as we seek to love as God has loved us, bring healing and hope as we love on these folks.