SparkPeople Ministry For Those in Jail and Their Families Team Messageboard Some Spark families are affected by loved ones being in jail or prison. This team provides information about how to set up a needed ministry in this area. This is a self -guided team. SparkPeople Ministry For Those in Jail and Their Families Team Messageboard Tell Ways Others Can Help If you have a loved one in jail or prison, let us be aware of things that we need to know about. <BR> <BR> How can others better understand what you are going through or your family? <BR> <BR> What are some ways you think the church or community could help? <BR> <BR> Are there programs that you recommend to others for emotional or financial support? programs for children? special help for the holidays? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:19:39 EST Stories, Letters, & Testimonies Please share with their permission Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:13:13 EST Drawings Share appropriate drawings. <BR> <BR> Encourage them to draw to express their different feelings too. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:12:23 EST Poetry Share poems they write. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:11:37 EST Creative Ways to Stay Close Can you think of things that you can challenge them to do along with you? Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:19:55 EST Letter Ideas How can we make letter writing interesting and meaningful? Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:18:04 EST WHY HELP THOSE IN PRISON <link>/<BR>risoners/ </link> Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:16:17 EST Resources for the Families Affected This link has a lot of choices to connect too. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>incarcerated+families&amp;FORM=QSRE7 </link> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:46:59 EST Share About Yourself- Introduction Quiz .Share in what you feel comfortable <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> <BR> Birthday: <BR> <BR> State you live in: <BR> <BR> Hobbies: <BR> <BR> Number of children: <BR> <BR> Occupation: <BR> <BR> Why did you decide to join this team: <BR> <BR> Other information you wish to share <BR> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:15:02 EST Card Sending to a Family Member in Jail It anyone has a family member in prison and you would like to have my Sunday School Class send them a card on holidays, send me a sparks letter and give me the address. Letters will be sent signed with initials and the churches address. (without a return address most prisons will not accept the mail) I find this works really really well. <BR> <BR> If others want to do the same with their Sunday School Classes, let me know and I can pass it on. <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:13:27 EST Affects on Families and Children So many innocent people are affected. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>jail-cycle/ </link> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:02:32 EST Statistics from Federal Bureau of Prisons You may find this alarming as the great numbers of crime and its affect on our society. <BR> <BR> As Christians, instead of judging the incarcerated, we need to find ways to share Christ, give them eternal hope, and a chance to make right choices affecting their own lives, their families and communities. <BR> WWJD- What Would Jesus Do? <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ons+inmate+statistics&amp;FORM=QSRE2 </link> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:54:56 EST Free Christian Literature for Inmates <link> </link> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:51:36 EST