Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas in Prison

White Socks are like gold!

Every year Bethany House Ministries distributes over 1700 Christmas packages to prisoners.  What is their mission?

The mission of Bethany House Ministries comes from the Gospels and the spirit of Father Jean Joseph Lataste, OP, who recognized through his work with prisoners that God's love has the power to heal, transform and renew to what many seemed hopeless.  Their mission is to create a compassionate and healing environment, and to provide services for those in difficult situations.  They are especially committed to the physical, emotional, and spiritual support of prisoners, and their loved ones.

So today, I helped package for prisoners.  I carried packages, help pack the truck, but mostly I worked in a production line.  It was my job to open the bags that would be filled.

Filled with what?  Socks, small toiletries, such as toothpaste, and bars of soap

Big deal, huh?  Well, that's Christmas in prison.

And it's very appreciated!

Doesn't that look like an angel inside the truck on the right side?

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