Please remember Eddie (new resident) and his prayer requests, in your prayers.
Save this date!
5th Annual Fall KBPA Banquet
Monday evening, September 16th at the New Life Reformed Church, Sioux Center, IA
God, please train my heart to desire wisdom and train my feet to walk in Your ways.
In June of 2013, Augie was to be released from Unit C at the penitentiary. I was supposed to be there to get him and bring him to an appointment. I had told him that I would be there and to wait for me. But Augie, being Augie, and being anxious left before I got there and had walked a long distance to his appointment.
I went to where Augie had his appointment and waited for him to get out. When he got out I could see that he had burned the top of his shaven head, and it was bright red. My first order of business was to find some Aloe Vera to cool his head.
August was a huge help when Kingdom Boundaries was getting organized. He helped me understand the anxiety of getting out of prison and what men experienced when released. We spent many hours working on a KB application and covenant agreement.
He was instrumental in getting a Bible study started at the VOA Re-entry Center and then continued it at KB. (This Bible study still continues today.)
Augie attended many of the early KB board meetings and contributed much. Augie was the 1st parolee to get permission to cross state lines and stay out of state overnight to attend a Cursillo weekend. This opened the doors for many others to do the same.
It was evident that August loved his family and missed them very much. He talked often about growing up and how he longed for the mountains and picking mushrooms. He was so excited when his sister came to visit. He loved to paint and loved to teach others to paint as well. He longed for a family and was so excited to become a father to children that were not his biological own and later to his own son.
Having told a little of Augie's story, I want to let you know that Augie passed away on June 18. There will be a memorial service at 4 pm on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Life Church, 501 North Elmwood, Avenue, Sioux Falls.
Jeff Haverhals, Co-Director
** Augie was part of our first promotional video. If you want to see it, please go to: https://www.kingdomboundaries.org/photos-videos/ and watch the 11 minute video on the bottom.
God is at work to make us who He intends us to be.