Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; (Romans 13:3)
God has opened the doors for Hear the Cry to visit those who are imprisoned. Through divine appointments, we are meeting men and women who are battling homelessness, poverty, addictions and violence. Hear the Cry is offering worship services at a detention center on the reservation. The people are hungry for the Word. They want prayer and hope for the future. It is a blessing to pray with these brave individuals who are looking for their true identity.
Every Sunday Hear the Cry offers what we affectionately call “Burrito Ministry.” At about 5:30 am in the morning, men and women are released who were arrested the night before. It is usually related to disorderly conduct due to drugs and alcohol. They are released disoriented, dehydrated and without a meal. We await in the parking lot before the sun rises with hot breakfast burritos, coffee and a bottle of water. We have our own tables and chairs set up to visit a bit. Then we ask to pray with them. As the sun rises, our “customers” head out feeling rejuvenated physically and spiritually.
If you would like to help in the area of jail ministry, here are the ongoing and upcoming needs:
- Burrito Ministry – We are spending about $30 a week to feed 20-25 men and women a burrito, coffee and a bottle of water with prayer.
- Bibles – we want to give all inmates their own Bible. Each Bible is about $7.
- Toiletries, women and men socks, paper, writing utensils to give to inmates.
“Come, you that 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 something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” (Matthew 25:34-36)