Friday, October 14, 2011


Our Letters 4 the Lord
Our Joyful Souls Aftercare group began a letter writing ministry with the help of Linda O'Dell from Letters 4 the Lord prison ministry. Tonight we designed cards and wrote letters to 10 special women in prisons in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Florida. Joy brought art supplies and helped us get started on our project. We dined on cold pizza and soda and teased each other about our" artistic" abilities. 
Mentor, Joy teaches us how to begin

Sharing our thoughts and prayers
We all agreed it was hard to write to a stranger for the first time. Some of us shared favorite Bible passages. Others talked about our group. Some of the women told their penpals that they, too, had been in prison.

It is our hope that this will be the beginning of some very special friendships that will help all of us to grow in our faith.

For More information about women in prison visit my website:
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Free Chicken Soup Books for Prisoners!

Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul Tom Lagana, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul, Serving Time Serving Others and other wonderful books, sent me a message that he is offering free books for prisoners. Read the following:

Prison staff and volunteers may e-mail for details about receiveing a free box of books for the prisoners they serve. Titles and quantities are limited. When responding, please include your  name, phone number, facility name and address, how the books will be used to benefit inmates, and your ability to pay $79 per box for shipping and handling.   

Our St. Vincent Ministry purchased a large quantity of these books 2 years ago and the men and women at the jail LOVED them!

For more information about women in prison visit:
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