Letter #32 to a Woman in Prison

Letter #32 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 accidentally bit my lower lip. The cut was bad and developed into a painful sore. At first, I swished with peroxide. Then, I started using a numbing medication. Finally, I broke down and went to the old-fashioned salt water rinse multiple times a day. A week and a half later, it’s finally starting to heal.

I did everything I could to avoid the salt water rinse because it hurts! Sometimes caring for the wound is even more painful than actually receiving the wound, maybe because our wounds are raw, and infection is setting in.

The same principal applies to heart-wounds. Sometimes God needs to touch the wound, to pour in the salt water, and it hurts! Even though it’s the best thing for us, we often don’t want the pain of caring for our wounds.

Bear through the pain. Allow your salty tears to flow. God will rinse out all the infection from your spirit, heal you, and make you whole. It may require time and rinsing out the heart every day for a while, but it is worth it.

God will forgive all your sins and heal all your diseases (Psalm 103:3).

Praying for you in Jesus’ Name,

Rachael Hartman
Psalm 103:3

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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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