Letter #28 to a Woman in Prison

Letter #28 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.

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Dear ______,

I went to visit my brother today. He is a Georgia state prisoner. His attitude always amazes me. He keeps his focus on the positive as much as possible.

Today I was telling him I started taking several vitamins. I started listing them out… B6, B12 . . . He interrupted me with, “Better watch out, you’ll turn into a BINGO card!”

He caught me so off guard. I was so not expecting that! I shared his line with the family and friends online and many people responded with laughs.

It wasn’t easy to laugh when my brother first went to prison. It’s still not easy many days, but through these past few years, I’m learning to appreciate the little things and find joy even in the toughest situations.

You can survive by keeping your head above water, but keeping laughter in your heart is the key to thriving.

Job 8:21 (NLT) says, “He will once again fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.”

Praying for you in Jesus’ Name,

Rachael Hartman

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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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