Monday, January 23, 2012

We Care Prison Crusade

We pulled into Montgomery, Alabama this weekend full of anticipation. Each year the prison ministry is such a highlight for our family. Its almost as if the Lord gives us this week set aside each year to refocus on what is truly important in life. Behind those prison bars, in the eyes of the believers, we see the contrast of joy found in the most depressing situations. Hope shining in the midst of despondency.

And many people still searching for Peace in the midst of turmoil.

We again realize that when we strip away the many peripheral, busy, material aspects of our lives, it is only the cross and resurrection power of Jesus Christ that brings true meaning to life. Living daily in His power and love. And letting Him live through us.


And so we look forward to a good week! The theme for this year's crusade is 'Revival'. They asked each of us to ponder:

What does it mean to humble ourselves?
...to pray
...to seek God's face
...and to turn from our wicked ways? [2 Chron 7:14]

Its sobering to realize that our prayers for revival must start with the personal prayer, 'Create in ME a clean heart'. [Ps 51]

We covet your prayers as we go into 5 different prisons this week. In ourselves, we can do nothing, but we go in the knowledge that the Lord has already prepared these good works that we should walk in them!

"For we are His workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them."
Eph 2:10


Photos by Matthias
Taken at the We Care orientation training

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

praying!

Emily said...

Praying for your family!

Arnie said...

Praying for you, beloved in Christ!