Sunday, May 27, 2018

Jail Ministry and Recovery Bibles

I coordinate a jail ministry to the Tri-County Corrections in Crookston called "Faith Connections." A group of clergy and lay leaders gather on Thursday afternoons with those in the jail. Our mission is to engage people in a conversation about scripture, faith, and prayer. This ministry has evolved over the years and we are again moving with the needs of those we serve.
Many of those we meet are in this situation because of addictions in various forms. We are discovering a stronger request for not just Bibles but Bibles connected with a recovery process which uses language and footnotes reflected in a twelve step process. We have found a recommended Recovery Bible that we would like to make available to those who request one. To do this we are needing donations to cover the expense of this particular Bible. If you would like to help us in this ministry, please send your tax-deductible donation to Trinity Lutheran, P.O. Box 598, Crookston, MN 56716. Please put "Jail Ministry" in the memo portion of your check.
It is our hope that we can work with other agencies to provide a recovery group and process for those in jail. This Recovery Bible would be a great addition to such a program.