Unbound Ministry Coming to Prison
By Jody Griffin
Avery and Mitchell County
6” Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.” (Proverbs 6:6-8, KJV)
During the long and painful season of COVID, the work of providing for the spiritual need continues. The demand for spiritual care has only increased during these days, particularly for the incarcerated and their families. Thankfully, provision for such demand has been steady and faithful. One such provision is the time and opportunity to explore new and creative offerings of spiritual impact for the offender population. Therefore, I am excited to make the following announcement:
Unbound Ministry is coming to AMCI! This ministry is “a well balanced and easy to use guide to deliverance and freedom” built on the work and writing of Neal Lozano, and based on Five Keys: 1. Repentance and Faith 2. Forgiveness 3. Renunciation 4. Authority 5. The Father’s Blessing.
Rev. John Rice, AMCI Community Volunteer presented this exciting opportunity, went through a long season in preparation, and has prayerfully recruited a small team trained as prayer ministers. Recently I received this update from John:
“I’ve been taking a refresher e-course on Unbound Ministry in preparation to train and equip prayer ministers locally for Unbound. One of the next steps will be to recruit additional people to be Unbound prayer ministers for serving on prayer teams at AMCI. The prayer ministry will be the most important part of the program, for that is where the men will actually encounter the love and healing power of Jesus!”
When the time comes that we are able once again to invite volunteers back into the facility, we hope to have a team of ‘prayer ministers’ to serve on ‘prayer teams’ and participate in this move of God to bring reconciliation, deliverance, relief from spiritual bondage to incarcerated men. This effort requires training and equipping for volunteers in accordance with DPS policy AND within the framework of Unbound.
If you would be interested in being on an Unbound Prayer Team, please let me know as soon as possible. I will connect you to John and the small team already assembled. And we will wait to see how God Blesses the ongoing work of Unbound! Whether or not you join a prayer team, we hope that you will make this ministry effort a part of your daily prayer routine. Thank you so much and may God Bless us all as we move beyond the days of COVID and look forward to a future filled with the incredible riches found by faith in the Name of Jesus Christ!
Jody Griffin is pastor of Central Baptist Church in Spruce Pine and Community Funded Chaplin at Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution. If you would like more information contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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