JAIL-MAIL from Chaplain Tom, NEW LIFE CORRECTIONS MINISTRY at WAYSIDE CROSS MINISTRIES, AURORA IL February 17, 2011
Upcoming One-Day Training Seminar
April 2nd, 9 AM - 3:30 PM
215 E. New York St., Aurora IL
Speaker: Rich Hines
Email Chaplain Tom to reserve a place!
"Malachi Dads" volunteers needed!
Kane County Jail
Classes meet every Friday, 7:15 - 9:15 PM. Volunteer applications are being accepted now - the only time in 2011. Deadline: February 25, 2011.
Kendall County Jail
We're collecting a list of Kendall County male residents interested in this opportunity. Classes are NOT scheduled yet.
Email Chaplain Tom for
Kane County Jail
Tuesdays, 7 - 9:15 PM
Email Vicki for an application. Deadline: February 25, 2011.
Upcoming Jail & Prison Ministry Training Seminar
And please don't forget! If you're going to register for the One-Day Ministry Training Seminar, the deadline is March 26th.
Free ministry supplies!
Certificates of Completion awarded!
9 AM - 3:30 PM
at Wayside Cross Ministries
215 E. New York St.
Aurora Il 60505
Email Chaplain Tom
to register firstname.lastname@example.org
STATEVILLE PRISON MINISTRY
The Literature Distribution Ministry is in the "Intake Unit," where the newly-sentenced inmates are received into the Illinois Prison System. This ministry has indeed proven fruitful! On the 3rd Saturday of the month, a group of us visit 600 - 800 inmates, cell-to-cell, bringing the Gospel in word, action & literature. Rarely does an inmate turn down the opportunity for us to pray for them.
We've made some recent changes in the requirements for participants. We're now limited to 60 volunteers total, so we have a Waiting List of those wishing to join us. We're now requiring all Literature Distributors to actually enter the Prison at least twice per year, or your failure to actively participate will make room for someone on the waiting list.
The Feb. 5th Literature Distributors visited about 600 inmates!
If you'd like more information on this exciting ministry,
visit http://www.waysidecross.org/newlife/index.php, then click on MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES in the left-hand (blue) column.
Now in their 11th year, a group of Aurora Christians are working to bring the "biker crowd" to Jesus! May their tribe increase!
Are they "typical" Christians? What do you think? Of course they're not typical! But they are Bible-believing lovers of Jesus!
I encourage you to visit & watch their video at -
http://www.motorcyclesunday.com/Please pray about giving these folks some help. They need some cash to buy Bibles, and just to pay the expenses of offering this free rally. Please pray that many bikers come to know Jesus Christ.
• Male volunteers interested in Dads' Classes at the Kendall County Jail.
• Kane County Jail volunteers for the Dads' Classes & for Celebrate Recovery.
• A minivan for Chaplain Tom (many miles between jails has his old one requiring frequent & expensive repair).
• The One-Day Seminar to be well-attended & beneficial to us ambassadors for Christ and the inmates & staff we serve.
• A job for recentlly-released Bill. A new Christian, he's living in St. Charles IL, and is experienced in construction, specifically as an ironworker.
AND FROM THE STATEVILLE DADS' CLASS -
Greg - I pray that my kids come to love me & forgive me for hurting them.
Marcus - I need prayer for God to continue to keep me strong & on the right path; that He keep my Mom under His wings as she prepares for surgery for a tumor in her head; that He will keep my family safe.
John - God has just blessed me with a breakthrough in my case, and I ask for prayer that my "one foot out the door" will be joined by my other foot so I can go home to my family.
Terence - That I can walk with God, and have victory over my temper & frustration. That God will watch over my family, and help with my case.
Anonymous - Please pray for my kids, my wife & myself, as well as my extended family.
Larry - Please pray that I can focus more on the Bible, that I can get correspondence with my grown children started, that my relationship with them can be repaired, and our hearts open to one another.
And, just for entertainment, watch the video at http://www.garynorth.com/public/6791.cfm