On Christmas Day the residents and staff enjoyed a wonderful dinner together. In the afternoon many men and staff members played some pool, carpet pool, and card games. Other men watched football in their apartments. All the men enjoyed receiving Christmas care packages from area churches and people. Some men were glad to celebrate Christmas on the outside of prison this year. Other men were depressed, since they couldn't celebrate Christmas with their families.
The Christmas packages of cards and treats brought joy and happiness to all the men. Some men were completely amazed to have received cards and treats from people around the community. I was reminded of Matthew 25:34-36 when Jesus is teaching about His coming again as the Son of Man to his disciples on the Mount of Olives. We look forward to that day when Jesus will return for the final judgement. But until his return Jesus is calling us to serve and love one another.
We are called to serve others with faith, love and hope in Jesus Christ. It says in Matthew 25:40, "The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Kingdom Boundaries would like to say thanks for the donations of clothes, Christmas trees, decorations, Christmas treats and Christmas cards for the men at Kingdom Boundaries.
We thank everyone for supporting the Kingdom Boundaries ministry in 2017. We ask that you may consider supporting the ministry of Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare in 2018 as well. Please feel free to contact us for tour of the buildings and thanks for visiting our website.
Mark Van Der Brink
Kind words can lift a heavy heart.