Kathy, Pat, Ken and Danny met to discuss and pray for jail ministry. Each person shared where they are going in ministry.
Ken has started pen pal with Prisoner's For Christ out of Woodinville. He is not sure writing is the direction he wants to go. He also shared the desire to get connected with Snohomish County Jail to start supporting the chaplains in visiting face to face inmates. Kathy would provide the connection with the chaplains.
Pat would like to continue visiting in Seattle and will think about writing inmates. She will also continue Angel Tree connecting families.
Danny is supporting one inmate to translate her time in jail in Seattle. He gave praises to the Lord as the inmates charge was reduced from murder 1 to manslaughter. Kathy suggested helping the inmate find other female believers to support her future incarceration. Once she is moved to prison Danny plans to move away from the contact.
Kathy is writing a dozen women in Washington and outside of the state. She's having difficulty visiting in Seattle. The group talked about how we can support this ministry. Ken asked if the church could run a modified Celebrate Recovery.
Kathy asked Kelly about Celebrate Recovery, he said to run the program the church has to sign a commitment to follow the program and not modify it. The program is also volunteer heavy. He believes there might be an alternative. Closed in prayer for people we are connected to. The next meeting will be in March 25 @ 10am.