Kairos Prison Ministry

 

The Next Kiros weekend will be April 14th - 18th, 2016
at the Luther Unit in Navasota

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MUMC has supported the Kairos Prison Ministry for many years.  Kairos Prison Ministry is an ecumenical ministry that serves incarcerated men and women as well as the staff at correctional institutions in Texas, the United States, and many countries, and offers the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to those who have made unwise decisions in their life and are repaying their debt to society. Many of these women have had challenging lives and may never have had a relationship with God through Christ or the relationship became broken or distant from God.  Many have never known the love of family or the positive relationships of a friend, or how to love another person and to be friend.

            The Kairos weekend seeks to offer God’s mercy and love through a series of spiritual talks, prayer, music, activities, food, and fellowship. To witness the transformation of these individuals by the Holy Spirit is to know the power of God’s love. The volunteers serving the women are brought closer and deeper to Jesus as well, and the body of Christ grows and rejoicing and blessings are shared by all!  The four day weekend offers the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to those who have made bad decisions in their life and are repaying their debt to society.  Many of these women have had challenging lives, may never have had a relationship with God through Christ, or their relationship with God became broken or distant.

            There are 42 “pilgrim” women prisoners and about 15 prison steward volunteers who have been on a Kairos weekend and are now serving their fellow inmates for the weekend. The Kairos team is 25 volunteer women on the “inside team” and 35 volunteers on the “outside team” who cook and prepare meals, and pray for the entire team.

            You can be a part of the Kairos weekend through your prayers, letters, cookies, posters, and cash donations. The weekend costs $150.00 per inmate and $150.00 for the volunteers. This pays for food, supplies, and materials needed for the weekend – about $18,000.00. Cash donations are tax deductible. If you feel led to participate and support this Kairos weekend contact Sharon Mize at 512-699-8029, email petunia54@earthlink.net or Ron Mize at 512-699-8031, email mizeron@earthlink.net, or Pastor Tracey. Together, we can offer God’s amazing grace to incarcerated women and the prison 

For more information about Kairos of Texas, please visit their web site.  click here