Letter #10 to a Woman in Prison

Letter #10 of 30. Each woman who attends the prison ministry weekend will receive a handwritten letter from each volunteer. Please pray for us as we prepare for the weekend.

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Dear ______,

When Adam and Eve first sinned, what was their response? It was to hide from God. What was God’s response? (Remember, He already knew what they did.) God went looking for them, calling out to them.

When we feel ashamed of our sin, we try to hide it from God, as if we could. But God never desires to be apart from us. He still calls for us, even when we have made mistakes.

Psalm 139 is a beautiful passage of scripture that perfectly describes God’s love for us in the midst of our brokenness and disobedience. God already knows every thought, every way, every word. There is nowhere we can go to get away from God’s Spirit. Verses 7-10 say if we go to Heaven, or if we make our bed in Hell, God is there.

Darkness and light are the same to God. He can see just as clearly about our heart’s condition when we are honest with Him, or when we hide things from Him. And through it all, He has precious thoughts toward us (verse 17).

We can trust God’s love for us so much, that it is safe to pray the prayer written in Psalm 139:23-24. “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me. And lead me in the way everlasting.”

Sure, we have problems. But God loves us anyway. And He’s right there where we are at, ready to lead us to a better place.

Praying for you in Jesus’ Name,

Rachael Hartman
Psalm 139

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I’m raising money to help pay for this weekend. $150 will pay for one female inmate to attend the Kairos prison ministry I’m volunteering at.

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.

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