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Prison Ministry Prayer Request - Update

Saturday, September 01, 2012

There is good n news on this front. Needless to say that the Lord provides.

The legislation that would have shutdown the Tri County facility did not get passed so there was a reprieve there.

We found that a mental health facility hadn't had a volunteer for many years and were excited about the possibility so our volunteer who had been going to the Supermax is supposed to start going to that facility mid-month.

The Guards union sued to stop the shutdown so there is an injunction that is keeping the supermax open so our volunteer still goes to that facility. This does not mean that the Supermax is going to stay open, but it is going to stay open for now (since it was slated to close yesterday (8/31).

The prayers that we need:

- Praise for the opportunities that have been provided from our Lord's good and gracious bounty and that he sent his Son to be good news to share.
- For the staff of and communities surrounding these facilities as they prepare to face these drastic and potentially devastating changes
- for the inmates as they get shuffled around to different facilities.
- For the new facilities that will be recieving the supermax inmates. These are people that have killed guards and other inmates.
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RHOOK20047 2/21/2014 2:26PM

    God Bless you in your ministry. It is a very important one. I have a couple of Deacon friends that involved in the Prison Ministry, and I will pray for your group as well as theirs as I do all the time.

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TRACYZABELLE 7/5/2013 3:30AM

    Just coming back to spark and praying for you!


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WARRIORGIRL121 9/22/2012 11:42PM

    Keep up the ministry work - this is important work to do! I will keep you and this situation in prayer. God bless! Keep us posted!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 9/4/2012 8:35PM

    Keep up the great ministry work ST! God knows what He is doing (even when we don't know what our government is doing)
Praying for you all!

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BILLALEX70 9/3/2012 7:49PM

    Keep fighting the good fight ST!

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PERSISTENTTIM 9/2/2012 9:34AM

    You're a good man fighting the good fight. I will keep you and your request in my prayers brother.


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MONETRUBY 9/1/2012 9:43PM

    I will keep this all in my prayers. I pray all works out for the best! What you all do is just wonderful, and so very giving.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/1/2012 12:11PM

    It is a sad state of affairs that Illinois has gotten itself into due to over spending. The solutions to the problem are all bad ones and I fear that everyone is going to end up suffering. I don't know anyone who isn't affected. My dad is a retired state employee.

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JANETRIS 9/1/2012 9:19AM

    I'll keep you in my prayers....

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PURPLELVR7 9/1/2012 8:41AM

    Will be praying

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JANEDOE12345 9/1/2012 8:06AM

    You are doing good and important work, so important to the incarcerated. Keep us posted as this plays out.

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