Letter #21 to a Woman in Prison

Letter #21 of 36. 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.

Dear ______,

I’m sitting here with an ice-pack strapped to my face. I bit my lip the other day and the swelling seems like it is getting worse. I was not sure what I was going to write to you about, but I for sure thought it would not be my ice-pack and swollen lip. But then I randomly opened my Bible and this is the verse I saw:

“Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth: Keep watch over the door of my lips.” (Psalm 141:3)

It’s circled in my Bible. I don’t think it is a coincidence that I happened to have this ice-pack strapped over my mouth at the moment. I think it is a confirmation from God that I need to watch what I say.

It’s a fitting time too, because today someone is coming over to stay at my house for a week, and I’m a little concerned that I might say something I should not. It’s so easy to do when personalities clash . . .

I’m sure you’ve experienced something similar. I am praying the Lord would help us both to keep quiet when we need to. Maybe I should keep this ice-pack strapped on all week!

Praying for you in Jesus’ Name,

Rachael Hartman
Psalm 141:3


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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