This week I started the process of writing 30 unique letters of encouragement. Each woman who attends the prison ministry weekend I’m volunteering at will receive a letter. Welcome to Letter #2.
Did you ever have the feeling that you are different? That somehow you don’t belong, or will never fit in?
I feel that way every day.
Yesterday I was walking outside when I heard the gentle voice of God whisper to my heart a question that resonated in my life.
He said, “What if you are always different? What if you never fit in? Will you be okay with that?”
I thought about it for a moment and replied, “Yes.” It was the first time in my life I felt like I could accept being different and be at peace with it.
I can’t shake that question and I’m glad. God is OK with me being different. In fact, He made me different on purpose and for a purpose.
Today, I’m praying that you would embrace and love you for being different. Different is good. A diamond is different from other rocks; it’s much more rare. It’s also worth more because of that.
You are a diamond. Worthy. Rare. Unique. And God created you that way.
I’m praying you would find peace in being different and find God’s purpose in your life.
In Jesus’ Name,
2 Corinthians 16:17
I’m raising $150 to pay for one female inmate to attend the Kiaros prison ministry I’m volunteering at. It may not seem like a lot of money, and you may think I should just pay it myself, but I can’t pass up this opportunity to share the blessing of having you join with me in prayer and support for this weekend. As well, if you understood the time, energy, and travel commitments of each of us volunteers, you would understand why I’m asking for help in raising the financial piece.
If you would like to donate to the prison ministry, it needs to be in the form of a check made out to: KPMI (which stands for Kairos Prison Ministry International). In the memo put: Pulaski, GA. You can mail it to me, Rachael Hartman, at: PO Box 501, Bloomingdale, GA 31302. If you want a tax credit, include your full name and address on a note and they will mail you a tax receipt.
Thank you so much for your support and prayers! Every $5 goes to pay for a meal for one of the inmates that weekend. The meal will have a tag with your name on it. And we will have a paper chain link that will also have your names on a link to show that you have prayed for and invested into the weekend. Praise God for what He will do! Please keep me in your prayers as I will be speaking on Obstacles to Accepting God’s Grace, and sharing part of my own testimony in the process.
To add your name to the prayer chain (which will be visualized with a paper link chain – your name will be on one link) please leave a comment below. And please pray for Kairos #40 ~ Pulaski Women’s State Prison in Georgia. Kairos weekend happening August 25-28, 2016.