REFLECTIONS

FROM THE HEART

This is a reminder for all of you behind prison bars that it is time for you to sign up for the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree program. As this is being written, Prison Fellowship Angel Tree forms are being circulated to state and federal prisons nationwide. If they have not arrived at your facility, they should definitely be there in July. This Prison Fellowship Angel Tree program provides Christmas gifts for your children from birth through 16 years of age.  The really nice part of all this is that the gifts are from you, the inmate mom or dad. Churches all over the nation will be giving Angel Tree parties for your children.  We will all be telling them that Jesus loves and cares for them; and that you also care for them.  Each family is contacted to see what your children need and want, what sizes they wear and what toys they like to play with. I will never forget the first party our church ever hosted over 25 years ago.  We fed the children and their caregivers, Santa Claus was there passing out New Testament Bibles and listening to the children’s’ wishes for Christmas. There were gifts for the children stacked everywhere, lots of homemade goodies and lots of children so excited to be invited to a Christmas party just for them, and then a beautiful moment. One cute little red-headed boy looked up at his grandmother who was taking care of him and said, “See I told you my daddy wouldn’t forget!” You will find these forms in your Chaplain’s or Counselor’s office.  These are for your children only, not nieces, nephews or grandkids. …til next time, Linda Maples

FROM THE HEART

This is a reminder for all of you behind prison bars that it is time for you to sign up for the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree program. As this is being written, Prison Fellowship Angel Tree forms are being circulated to state and federal prisons nationwide. If they have not arrived at your facility, they should definitely be there in July. This Prison Fellowship Angel Tree program provides Christmas gifts for your children from birth through 16 years of age.  The really nice part of all this is that the gifts are from you, the inmate mom or dad. Churches all over the nation will be giving Angel Tree parties for your children.  We will all be telling them that Jesus loves and cares for them; and that you also care for them.  Each family is contacted to see what your children need and want, what sizes they wear and what toys they like to play with. I will never forget the first party our church ever hosted over 25 years ago.  We fed the children and their caregivers, Santa Claus was there passing out New Testament Bibles and listening to the children’s’ wishes for Christmas. There were gifts for the children stacked everywhere, lots of homemade goodies and lots of children so excited to be invited to a Christmas party just for them, and then a beautiful moment. One cute little red-headed boy looked up at his grandmother who was taking care of him and said, “See I told you my daddy wouldn’t forget!” You will find these forms in your Chaplain’s or Counselor’s office.  These are for your children only, not nieces, nephews or grandkids. …til next time, Linda Maples
Loved Ones of Prisoners

FROM THE HEART

This is a reminder for all of you behind prison bars that it is time for you to sign up for the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree program. As this is being written, Prison Fellowship Angel Tree forms are being circulated to state and federal prisons nationwide. If they have not arrived at your facility, they should definitely be there in July. This Prison Fellowship Angel Tree program provides Christmas gifts for your children from birth through 16 years of age.  The really nice part of all this is that the gifts are from you, the inmate mom or dad. Churches all over the nation will be giving Angel Tree parties for your children.  We will all be telling them that Jesus loves and cares for them; and that you also care for them.  Each family is contacted to see what your children need and want, what sizes they wear and what toys they like to play with. I will never forget the first party our church ever hosted over 25 years ago.  We fed the children and their caregivers, Santa Claus was there passing out New Testament Bibles and listening to the children’s’ wishes for Christmas. There were gifts for the children stacked everywhere, lots of homemade goodies and lots of children so excited to be invited to a Christmas party just for them, and then a beautiful moment. One cute little red-headed boy looked up at his grandmother who was taking care of him and said, “See I told you my daddy wouldn’t forget!” You will find these forms in your Chaplain’s or Counselor’s office.  These are for your children only, not nieces, nephews or grandkids. …til next time, Linda Maples