Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"I was in prison and you came to me"

Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far! I'm not feeling well today so I've been in bed all morning but hopefully I'll be better as the day goes on!
 Today I wanted to talk a bit about one of the good works that our church is involved in.  Several years ago, it was requested by inmates in our local jail to have a weekly Bible study.  Men from our congregation got authorized to come in the jail each Friday to conduct a Bible study with any that were interested.  Early on there were several baptisms. In the last couple of months, there have been four more baptisms and possibly will have two more this week!  This is great news!

Right before Christmas, our church decided to once again make up cookie sacks for all of the inmates.  We had done this once before and it was very much appreciated by them.    We had the ladies make home made cookies..about 600 of them!  On the Sunday before Christmas, the ladies brought their cookies to church.  After lunch, everyone was encouraged to come back to the building and help decorate the sacks.
Everyone quickly got to work coloring, gluing and decorating.
We all had a good time visiting with each other too!  Young and old alike joined in to help with this effort. 
We had an assembly  line going and it didn't take hardly anytime to get 100 sacks ready for filling with cookies.  We may or may not have eaten a few in the process! 

Finally, we finished and got them all boxed up for the men to take to the jail the next day.  We received a letter from a group of inmates a week or so after Christmas thanking us for doing this for them.  It does mean something to them to know that people do care, especially during the holidays.

"I was in prison and you came to me"...Matthew 24:36

1 comment:

  1. What a very nice idea! You never know who things like this will really minister to... Have a wonderful weekend :)