Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
It was in September of 2013 that KB had its first board meeting. It was then that we started the process of developing a ministry that would walk alongside men as they left the prison system. This ministry started with the vision of lowering recidivism (the return rate of inmates to prison) by fostering Christian character one person at a time.
I still will sit in amazement as I think how quickly the last 6 years have flown by. We started with meeting one man at the "gate" and just showing him around town. When he was able to leave CTP (Community Transitional Program), we furnished an apartment for him with the help of many of you and Justice for All in Rock Valley, IA.
As we were able, and as God has equipped us, we were able to purchase an apartment building to house men. Then again, as we were ready, he made available the apartment building directly adjacent to the first apartment building. Most recently, when we were able and ready, he made the house available next to the second apartment building.
Along with supplying these buildings, he has provided the necessary staff, board members, volunteers, and financial support to keep His ministry growing.
The board and staff are now sensing that the time might be right to consider looking for a facility to start a program which would include housing for women. As we start this process, please keep us in your prayers for the discernment that we need and want.
Whatever we accomplish we need to give God the glory! Amen
Jeff Haverhals - Ministry Director
Luke 14:28-30 (NIV)
"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won't you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, 'This person began to build and wasn't able to finish.'
Make prayer a priority, instead of a last resort.
Then you will know the truth. And the truth will set you free."
John 8:32 NIRV