fellowship as Alabama’s Area DirectorWant to do some piety for Christmas? Want to be a blessing for those who will never be revealed? “Why do I want to do that now?” Ask you Because the spirit of Christmas angel tree is about to give, just as Christ gave your life for you!
Have you heard about the Angel Tree Ministry?
The Angel Tree of Prison Fellowship is the only nationwide effort, which reaches 2.3 million children, especially in the United States, whose parents or parents are imprisoned.
Angel Tree provides Christmas care throughout the year as well as activities throughout the year – such as summer camping and guidance relationships – through a network of thousands of local churches across the country, crime and reconciliation with prisoners and their children To help break the intercontinental cycle.
The angel is about a parent’s child’s reconciliation and a family of families. Thousands of families belonging to churches across the country provide the help and love of the angel’s child in every Christmas and provide the most important aid and love provided by the parents.
With each move, prisoners’ children are the most serious children and young people in the United States. Studies show that the prisoners’ children themselves are five to seven times more likely to end in prison.
Angel Tree Ministry
Jail Fellowship Angel Tree Ministry partners with 12,000 churches each year. These churches planted a Christmas tree in their foire, and then decorate it with paper angels, each gives the name, sex and age of the child whose parents are imprisoned. (I always pick a boy because I’m familiar with boys’ toys and clothes.) You choose the angel, see the information, and then go shopping! It is great for people who do not have young children at home on Christmas Eve. Sorting the juice is running and creates a cheerful Christmas mood!
Angel Tree® is celebrating his twenty -five birthday this year! It began in 1982 by a modern -day “Bonnie” (of Bonnie and Called fame), Mary’s beard. Mary knew that everything was known to know about banks, saves and guns. He ran for many years of his life and spent the FBI on the “most desired” list.
But finally, Mary’s courage and arrogance came under arrest. He crossed the mafia over a diamond robbery, and he signed a contract on his life.
Fortunately, the FBI arrested him for the first time in Illinois’ Puriya. Within a few days, the warrants arrived at the jail. In addition to the 11 federal crime, four states have filed 35 charges, including Grand Larcy to armed robbery. She was told that she would spend the bars between the ages of 75 and 180.
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But he did not. He wa released after serving for less than six years, he soon married former prisoner Don Bayed and joined the prison fellowship as Alabama’s Area Director, where he has twenty years in Christmas. The angel was made before.
Mary’s Christian mother and drunken malicious father grew up. She was more beneficial to school, became a nurse, and then married the best safe cracker in the United States. She did not think her mistakes would affect her, but of course she was wrong.
While in jail, he saw that other prisoners saved the trial -shaped shampoo, toothpaste and soap, which they wrapped up and put it aside for Christmas when their children went to visit them. It has occurred with it that children do not care about it as long as they know that they are loved before. It was the beginning, like a small mustard seed, in the heart of the jail ministry that reached the children.
He received a master’s degree in education in 1982. Then he got a new challenge from Chuck Collson’s prison fellowship. His first Alabama State Director and the Jail Fellowship State Leadership became the first woman to serve. After praying carefully about offering with friends in her church, Mary joined the jail fellowship staff in April 1982.
One of his first job was to come with a Christmas project. His churches and volunteers asked which prisons would they visit and which gifts would they receive. “Everyone does it,” said Mary K.
Christmas trees was decorat with red angels, green angels for boys in church foars. And the rest is the date. The angel tree ministry was on its way!
Since the beginning of the program in 1982, more than 7.5 million prisoners have received about 14 million gifts of angel trees across the country.