December is always a busy time for Redeemer’s Prison Ministry. Here are some ways Redeemer ministered to inmates across Orange County in December of 2016:
“Free on the Inside” Bibles were donated to Lisa Cram with Prelude Foundation. These bibles go directly to incarcerated men and women who are taking Chaplain Cram’s Christian Life Skills course.
Angel Tree & Heart Cards
Our congregation ministered to 20 families in 2016, providing Angel Tree gifts to 36 children with an incarcerated parent. Redeemer has participated in this wonderful program for 9 years. The congregation also graciously sent Heart Cards to 12 inmates, offering hope, encouragement, and the love of Christ to these men. Included in the Heart Cards were hand-drawn personal cards made by Redeemer children!
Year-end financial donations were sent to Serving California and Prison University Project. Serving California is a faith-based, nonprofit organization committed to helping inmates re-enter into their communities. Prison University Project is a nonprofit which transforms the lives of inmates at San Quentin through higher education. Prison University Project was named a recipient of the 2016 National Humanities Medal. President Obama awarded the National Humanities Medal to Jody Lewen, Executive Director, at a White House ceremony last September.
Our gifts of time, cards, bibles and other donations give hope and encouragement to men and women who desperately need the love of Christ. The cards pictured here were created by inmates and sent to their friends at Redeemer in response to this ministry.