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Jail Ministry

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Last fall a Pastor from an Evangelical Free church in the Twin Cities stopped by Living Hope and asked if we had anyone who visited the local jail. A man from his church family was incarcerated here and, as his Pastor, he wanted to make sure this man had support. One of our Living Hope men, who visits the jail regularly, began ministering to him. About a month later we were contacted by that pastor to thank us for this ministry. This ministry has continued until a couple weeks ago when this man was transferred to a facility in the Twin Cities. Someone close to him called us recently to make us aware of his transfer and to tell us he was involved in the prison ministry there. They also wanted to make sure we knew how much this ministry was appreciated. An example of the Body of Christ serving each other and the Lord!

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?  And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:34–40

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