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Christmas Cards for Inmates
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“I dare you to experience this blessing.” - Fran Buhler
“I was a stranger and you invited me in…I was in prison, and you visited me.”
Jesus’ words from Matthew 25:35-36 offer a special reminder for our personal plans this Christmas season.
We can “visit” those in area correctional facilities with the powerful gift of “Christmas Cards for Inmates.”
We need 2,500 religious Christmas cards that include a meaningful Christian witness. That means we should read the cards for appropriate meaning for someone in prison.
Your donated cards will be given to 1,250 Leon County jail inmates.
Each inmate will be provided with two cards to send to family and friends, along with a printed piece telling them of God’s gift of love to them.
Collection boxes are in the College Avenue foyer, the library, and the Connect Center (next to the office).
PLEASE BRING YOUR CARDS BY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4.
Volunteers will do the rest.
Look, anyone can do this. Every one of us is capable of buying some Christmas Cards for people in prison. Forget about how you feel about people in prison. Trust God, buy some cards – with an encouraging message – and leave your cards at the church this Sunday. Then go read Matthew 25:34-45. You will be glad you did.
We thank Rose and Cal Zongker for helping make “Christmas Cards for Inmates” a special gift for struggling souls this Christmas.
I dare you…
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