Out of the 300,000,000 people in America, there are currently 10,000,000+ men, women, and juviniles incarcerated in our prisons or on parole. With the current return rate at 70%, this is a serious problem. Through God's Word we know that "the truth" is our only hope for real freedom. It is exciting, then to discover that 'faith-based' programs are experiencing a 85%+ success rate in the lives of these inmates. And We Care Ministries is one of those programs making an impact....
But that's off the subject....
This morning we rose early for a full day of prison orientation, through various sessions and speakers. The above facts were shared with us and the 400+ volunteers -- we found the statistics both sobering & exciting in turn. The harvest is plentiful!
- Please pray that the Lord would go before us, preparing the hearts of the men and women we'll be sharing with -- and our own hearts as well!
- We also learned that Tuesday night is the only service we'll be able to take the younger children with us (under 18). This obviously presents its challenges as we rely so much on eachother! Please pray for grace as we 'fill in the gaps' -- and for peace in the bus as the children watch out for eachother during the services.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!
"Could a mariner sit idle if he heard the drowning cry?
Could a doctor sit in comfort and just let his patients die?
Could a fireman sit idle, let men burn and give no hand?
Can you sit at ease in Zion with the world around you DAMNED?"
"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."