Letter #31 to a Woman in Prison

Letter #31 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 ______,

When life breaks us down, God builds us up.

A friend of mine recently gave a great analogy for life after divorce. He said, a storm comes in and knocks the house down. You build a new house later on the same land.

It may not be a divorce that you’re facing, but there are many devastating life events that can destroy your “house.”  Don’t give up hope, even though it may feel like all is lost. You can rebuild, and rebuild on a solid foundation–Jesus Christ.

In Matthew 7:24-27, Jesus said that anyone who follows His teachings is wise, and like a person who builds a house on a solid rock. Anyone who hears His teachings and doesn’t obey is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rain comes, the house on the rock will stand, but the house on the sand will collapse.

We don’t throw away the land just because something built on it comes crashing down. We may need to strengthen the land, fortify it, and make the foundation firm, but the land is valuable.

You are valuable, no matter what has been ripped away from your life. Your life is worth saving. God will rebuild your life, and the foundation will be solid.

Praying for you in Jesus’ Name,

Rachael Hartman
In Matthew 7:24-27

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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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