Happy New Year! This is the time of year when we reflect on the past and make a fresh start towards our future. The past year has seen many changes and challenges for New Creations Prison Ministries. We serve an amazing God who loves to take our struggles and use them to bring glory to His name!
When the new MDOC mail policy came out, it sent devastating shock waves throughout the ministries that serve in the prisons. Many times I had to remind myself that God knows our needs and He wants His Word to be spread within the prisons even more than we do. Wouldn’t it be just like God to take this situation and turn it into something wonderful? Well, that’s just what He did! We sent out a call for prayer, put our heads together to quickly come up with a temporary solution, and set out to find a good long-term replacement for the lessons that we were no longer able to use.
We were prepared to use the temporary solution for 6 months or more while we prayed for God to show us the answers. God brought our new lessons to us within a month! We believe that we will actually be better able to share God’s Word and guide the students in their walk with Christ than before! What a mighty God we serve! We have begun printing the new lessons in-house and the first ones have gone out this week.
Thank you so much to all who have prayed and supported us during this season of transition. Thanks to you and our wonderful volunteers, our students were able to continue to receive encouragement from God’s Word throughout the Christmas season.