Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Welkom to Pella!

Dr. David Schuringa, President of Crossroad Bible Institute is visiting Central Iowa this weekend.  Tomorrow night he joins us to encourage the men at the Newton Prison.  Saturday - come join us in Pella for an 8am to noon workshop on Restorative Justice.  We are looking forward to Dr. Schuringa's visit.  Here's an advertisement that Crossroad placed in the local paper.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

In the Hands of God

The Newsboys give us these incredible lyrics

  • In the hands of God we will fall.  
  • Rest for the restless, and the weary.  
  • Hope for the sinner.  

That is exactly the type of Theocentric Hope that we want the prisoner to possess.  Enjoy the song and pray for those who are in prison!  May God bless you this day!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Lord's Prayer

Below is the Lord's Prayer - written in Braille.  One of the men who stops by the prison chapel works at the prison Braille shop, supplying resources for those who are visually impaired.  Good stuff!


A poem by Bud, an inmate-member 
  of New Life Prison Community

Lord guide my feet to step into
The foot prints that are there
Of a man who made them long ago
Who Loves and cares.

Let my fingers touch His hands
As He reaches out to me
So I may feel the Love He has
The way it's meant to be.

Please let us not forget my eyes
So I may gaze upon His face
I'll always know that He'll be there
And never be replaced.

With all of this, all I need
Is to ask Him in my life
Please forgive me all my sins
My Savior Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Forgiveness - A key piece of peacemaking.

We're finishing up an eight session class on Resolving Everyday Conflict.  It's part of New Life in the Word, which meets every Thursday night at 6pm at the prison.  We're on session #7 this week.  Topic ~ Forgiveness.  This video demonstrates how difficult it is to truly forgive.

Yeah, We're Cool from Peacemaker Ministries on Vimeo.

Monday, March 5, 2012

I am Free

This was the final song at the worship service in prison on March 1st.  Praise music was led by a team from Central College in Pella.  They did a super job!

Poem from Prison