January 15th, 2014 at 8:15 am
The Hospitality House in Huntsville ministers to the families of those who are incarcerated, and Texas Baptists help support this effort.
Executive Director Debra McCammon said, ”The simple touches, conversations, hugs and smiles help us to share the love of Christ with them.”
She also wrote:
“Loving those who are hurting is always about the little things we do: small craft gift on their pillow, a ‘Welcome’ picture postcard sitting on top of their linens, providing a sewing kit when their dress has torn, putting a candle in the brownies, cakes or pies on their birthdays and presenting them with a small gift, or especially a Bible of their “very own” with scriptures marked and a prayer a salvation in the back.”
It has come to that point in the month where I want to share with you a few resources that I have found for prison ministry.
One of the best resources for volunteers, ex-offenders and families of offenders is the Restorative Justice Ministry Network. This site and ministry is a wonderful portal to more than 60,000 individuals, ministries and churches in the U.S. and Canada who deal with all types of ministry to those touched by the prison system. The ministry sorts resources by topics such as aftercare, criminal justice professions, correspondence, families, juvenile outreach, prison/jail ministry, residential programs, victim services, helping you know just how to connect to the needs you see or feel called to address. Full Story »