SparkPeople Ministry For Those in Jail and Their Families Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=71358 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=71358 Tell Ways Others Can Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x71358x72281765 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34350x71358x72281750 Please share with their permission Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:13:13 EST Drawings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34350x71358x72281748 Share appropriate drawings. <BR> <BR> Encourage them to draw to express their different feelings too. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:12:23 EST Poetry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34350x71358x72281743 Share poems they write. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:11:37 EST Creative Ways to Stay Close http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34349x71358x72281295 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34349x71358x72281291 How can we make letter writing interesting and meaningful? Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:18:04 EST WHY HELP THOSE IN PRISON http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34342x71358x72281123 <link>/www.prisonfellowship.org/why-help-p<BR>risoners/ </link> Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:16:17 EST Resources for the Families Affected http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34342x71358x72269038 This link has a lot of choices to connect too. <BR> <BR> <link>www.bing.com/search?q=resources+for+<BR>incarcerated+families&amp;FORM=QSRE7 </link> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:46:59 EST Share About Yourself- Introduction Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x71358x72268957 .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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71358x72268950 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34342x71358x72268904 So many innocent people are affected. <BR> <BR> <link>humantollofjail.vera.org/the-family-<BR>jail-cycle/ </link> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:02:32 EST Statistics from Federal Bureau of Prisons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34342x71358x72268870 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>www.bing.com/search?q=bureau+of+pris<BR>ons+inmate+statistics&amp;FORM=QSRE2 </link> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:54:56 EST Free Christian Literature for Inmates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34342x71358x72268860 <link>.lighthousepublishing.org/ </link> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:51:36 EST