-- From prison walls to the freedom found in Christ's boundaries --
-- From prison walls to the freedom found in Christ's boundaries -- 
December 19th, 2017
Growth & Change
An old comment I hear occasionally is "another day another dollar". This refers to the idea that everything is ordinary, nothing has changed, and that everything remains the same. Well, this not been the case for Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare. This past year has been another year of growth and change.
In December of 2016 KBPA was negotiating the purchase of a second ministry location right next door to "The Carpenter's Shop". In January of this year KBPA was able to take possession of the apartment building next door. The building needed only cosmetic upgrades and we were able to start placing men in this second location, "The Master's House", in early 2017. This increased the number of beds to 20 and by December all the beds were occupied.
2017 was also a year that brought about a staff change for KBPA. After three years of faithful service Bruce Oliver has moved on to pursue other ministry opportunities. Bruce wore many hats and was a great asset to us. Not only was Bruce a spiritual mentor to the men and a fervent prayer warrior, he was also the handy man. Bruce ran wires for the cameras and door system, repaired plumbing and electrical problems, and was there for anything he was asked to do. Bruce has been, and will continue to be, missed by the staff and men at KBPA. Thanks Bruce for all you have done and blessings for the future.
To fill the void, Mark Van Der Brink has been hired since Bruce's departure. Mark is a seminary student at Sioux Falls Seminary and a resident of Sioux Falls. Mark and his wife Lisa also have a love for God and those that are incarcerated. Recently both Mark and Lisa attended an "At the Well" weekend at the women's penitentiary in Pierre. This confirmed their desire to work with men and women as they leave incarceration. (More on Mark in the future.)
We would like to thank you for your prayers and support this past year. Thank you for partnering with KBPA in 2017! We ask now that you consider a year end gift and for your continued prayers and support in 2018.
Jeff and Rhonda  
Jesus calls us to stand with others as if we were in their place.
December 7th, 2017
Thank you!
We at Kingdom Boundaries want to thank all of you that participated in our "Giving Tuesday" match challenge. We did not quite make our goal, but KBPA was blessed with many great gifts that will help us to minister to our program participants. THANK YOU!
Because of gifts like yours we can share testimonies like the following. It wouldn't be possible without you!
     I want to thank God for the blessings that I get from Him and my friend William.  William was living here at Kingdom Boundaries. He told me about the program at KBPA, and Pastor Jeff and Rhonda. They are great people. At the time I had no place to live, so my friend William talked to Pastor Jeff about my situation.
     With the grace of God, Jeff had a spot for me and told me that I could live here until I found a place in Miami, Florida. I want to move to Miami because that is where my family lives.
     I want to say that I am so grateful for God and Kingdom Boundaries. They do not forget about us and help us no matter what our situation is. They provide shelter, food, and clothing, but the most important thing is we are blessed from God and Kingdom Boundaries. They provide Monday and Wednesday Bible study and on Friday evenings there is a prayer meeting. I'm so thankful because I have a place to stay, food to eat, and a roof over my head.
     They are here to help us in everything that we are going through. They help us become closer to the Lord in our lives, to become a better person and find a job. They are here for anything we need in our lives.  I want to say I'm so grateful for Kingdom Boundaries for helping me and providing for what I need.  
     Thank you, God, Pastor Jeff and Rhonda.
Andres Mondragon
Andres is a US citizen but was born in Columbia, South America and has dual citizenship.  He has demonstrated by his words and by his actions that he is a born-again Christian.  He was raised in a Christian environment, lost his way and found his way back during his prison stay a MDSP Springfield.  He will surely be missed when he moves on to Miami, Florida.
Andres Mondragon
God gives us a new start.


November 28th, 2017
"Today is the Day!"
Today is "Giving Tuesday". It is the follow-up to "Black Friday", "Small Business Saturday" and "Cyber Monday" as a way to benefit non-profits at the start of the holiday season. 
Kingdom Boundaries is excited to let you know that any donations made today will be matched! This, because of the generosity of one individual.
Double the good you do for the benefit of helping pay off debt on Kingdom Boundaries' second ministry site, "The Master's House". We trust that you don't miss out on this incredible fundraising opportunity to have your donation matched.
Our goal today is $10,000. With the offered match, this would pay off $20,000 of the loan for "The Master's House".
If you have any questions, please call 605-695-0048.
Jeff & Rhonda Haverhals - Co-Directors
To make your donation, please click "Giving Tuesday" or mail your checks to:
Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare
417 S Summit Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

"The Master's House"


Never measure God's unlimited power by your limited expectations.


November 21st, 2017
"Giving Tuesday"
          Six years ago, "Giving Tuesday" was created. It was a follow-up to "Black Friday", "Small Business Saturday", and "Cyber Monday" as a way to benefit non-profits at the start of the holiday season. This year "Giving Tuesday" is on November 28th
         Kingdom Boundaries is excited to let you know that any donations made on this day will be matched! This, because of the generosity of one individual. 
          Double the good you do for the benefit of helping pay off debt on Kingdom Boundaries' second ministry site, "The Master's House". We trust that you don't miss out on this incredible fundraising opportunity. Our goal on "Giving Tuesday" is $10,000. With the match, this would pay off $20,000 of the loan for "The Master's House". 
          Thank you for thinking and praying about this opportunity! We will send another email on November 28 with how to make your donations. 
          If you have any questions, please call 605-695-0048.
Jeff & Rhonda Haverhals Co-Directors
"The Master's House"


What we value reveals the state of our heart.
November 7th, 2017
Additonal 3rd Annual Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare Banquet Pictures
Thank You!
     KBPA has been so blessed again this last year. We as the board, staff, and past and current residents of "The Carpenter's House" and "The Master's House" would like to say THANK YOU. The last 4 years have passed quickly and with God's blessing, many individuals who God has not forgotten and for whom Christ died, have been given a second chance of life, both spiritually and physically. 
     I have been asked on occasion "How is your ministry doing?" and I will respond "This isn't my ministry, it is God's, I work for Him."  And we all work for Him and I consider you all partners.
     So, a big personal thank you from Rhonda and I for your words of engagement, your prayers, and financial support.
     KBPA's banquet this year was at Carmel Reformed Church. I would like to say thank you to Carmel for allowing Kingdom Boundaries to use their beautiful facility and to all those that were a part of this wonderful evening.  
     Please visit KB's website to see many pictures of this wonderful evening.
Jeff & Rhonda Haverhals Co-Directors
3rd Annual Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare Banquet
Additional 3rd Annual Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare Banquet Pictures
True contentment does not depend on anything in this world.
October 17th, 2017
With the banquet only a short week away, a question that might be asked, "Why should we help another non-profit group?"
God has given Kingdom Boundaries a platform to come alongside a portion of society that frankly most of society would just as soon forget about.  I grew up in a time when I heard often "Throw them in jail and throw away the key."  God is a God of mercy and has a desire for all people to hear of his great love for them, and learn about His grace that is extended to all who hear and believe. 1Timothy 2:4 says: "who desires all people to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth."
The prison churches do a great job of telling of the Good News that is available to all. Romans 10:14 NLT "But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?"
God has called Kingdom Boundaries to continue to walk beside men as they leave incarceration and reenter society.
The following is from Jeff Person. A resident of Kingdom Boundaries. 
     "Without Kingdom Boundaries these guys getting out of prison would not have a safe place to live. They would also be subject to bad/old influences. They would not have the accountability that Kingdom Boundaries provides. And most of all and most important, they would not have the spiritual assistance that comes from a faith based house. A house that is full of brothers in Christ that can help each other in times of stress, temptation, illness and other struggles that may arise.  A house that brings Christ first and foremost in all aspects"
Jeff Person
Thank you for your continued prayers and support for those that God has not forgotten.
Jeff & Rhonda Haverhals - Co-Directors
3rd Annual Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare Banquet.
For information and registration for the banquet please click: 
Anyone who pays attention to his training is on his way to life. But anyone who refuses to be corrected leads others down the wrong path.
Proverbs 10:17 NIRV
October 3, 2017
News not reported!
It is not uncommon to hear on the evening news of a crime that was committed and the person committing the crime was on parole. This, sadly, is often the case. But there are other stories that are good, that don't make the evening news or the paper.
Jesse, a resident of "The Master's House", KBPA's second location, works for a local painting company. While at work Jesse found out that there was a house that was in need of scraping before it could be painted. While talking with Carol, the owner of this home, Jesse learned that she could not afford to have the house professionally scraped. (Prior to this the men at KBPA had been discussing doing a "servant" project.) When Jesse suggested scraping this house to the men, they gladly volunteered. So, on a beautiful Saturday morning, a group of men along with two other individuals showed up at Carol's. They spent the morning scraping, power washing, and cleaning up the mess.
The following is a letter Jesse wrote for this article.
"I just want to thank all the men from Kingdom Boundaries who took time to go and help Carol. The opportunity was presented to me after talking with Carol about doing some painting and scraping on her house. The men from KB were more than willing to serve in this situation. I would also like to thank Doug and Lisa Ver Mulm for making KB shirts for all the guys, and to Jeff and Rhonda Haverhals for encouraging all the men. And ultimately, I want to thank our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for all the abilities and talents that He has blessed each man here at KB with.   Jesse
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.  Galatians 5:13 NIV
A big thank you as well from Jeff and Rhonda for being willing serve.  It has not gone unnoticed! 
Please remember our upcoming 3rd Annual 
Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare Banquet!
For information on the banquet please click: 3rd Annual Banquet
You can make a difference.
September 19th, 2017
"3rd Annual"
Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare
We would love to see you at the banquet.
Feel free to encourage family and friends to attend as well. 
 Everyone will be blessed!
Monday, October 23rd, 2017 - Fellowship time from 5:30-6:30 pm 
with dinner and program from 6:30-8:00 pm
Carmel Reformed Church, 2801 360th Street,
rural Rock Valley 51247
Jeff Shaffer
Present and past residents of "The Carpenter Shop" 
and "The Master's House"
Call or text Rhonda at 605-695-0059 or 
email rhonda.h@kingdomboundaries.org 
For more information contact:
Jeff @ 605-695-0048
Bruce @ 605-366-1835
Email: jeff.h@kingdomboundaries.org
Directions from Rock Rapids, IA:                  Directions from Sioux Center, IA:
- head south on US-75 for 21 miles               - head north on US-75 for 3 miles
- turn west on 360th St. for 3 miles                - turn west on 360th St. for 3 miles
God is the master of turning burdens into blessings.
August 22nd, 2-17
Picture summary of KBPA 4 year anniversary festival!


August 8th, 2017

To God be the glory, great things He has done!!!!
     On Saturday afternoon, July 29, KBPA celebrated 4 years of ministry. In September of 2013 Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare had its first board meeting. At that time it was decided to investigate ways to help men exiting from prison as they re-entered society. Since then, God has provided KBPA with 2 apartment buildings with the capability of offering 20 men safe affordable transitional housing.
     God blessed KBPA and it guests with beautiful weather, great food, excellent music, great testimonies, and Christian fellowship.  It also became a mini reunion of sorts. Men that had been released had a chance to meet with men and women that they had gotten to know while incarcerated at worship services and at weekend retreats like REC (Residents Encounter Christ), BIB (Brothers in Blue), and Faith Fellowship. These are faith based spiritual weekends held inside the walls of prison.  
     At the end of the evening while Dakota Road was singing "God is here" He said, "yes, I am". We not only felt His presence. He also confirmed it. In the sky to the west of this celebration, side by side was a rainbow and a cross.  Both reminders of covenants God has made with us.
Thank you to all that came and celebrated with us!
Soon you will be able to see more pictures of this celebration. This can be done by visiting kingdomboundaries.org or the Kingdom Boundaries Facebook page
Listen to advice and accept correction. In the end you will be counted amount those who are wise. Proverbs 19:20 NIRV
July 18th, 2017
Come celebrate with us!
Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare is celebrating 4 years of ministry on Saturday, July 29th, from 4 - 8pm. We will have this festival at the New Day Church, 27365 472nd Ave, Harrisburg, SD.
Rachelle Hope will kick off the evening at 4:00pm. Dinner will be served from 5:00 - 7:00pm with the meat provided by the Sioux County Pork Producers. 
Also, from 5:00 - 7:00pm there will be testimonials and entertainment by individuals that have previously been incarcerated. They will share what it has meant to them personally when they had a safe environment to reenter society. Larry Olson & the Dakota Road Band will round out the evening from 7:00 - 8:00pm.
God has truly blessed Kingdom Boundaries and opened many doors for us to go through. Please come to celebrate with staff, the board of directors, volunteers, present and past KBPA residents the great things He has done. To God be the Glory!!!!!!!! 
The music and meal will be free, but a free will offering is always appreciated. Please bring lawn chairs. (If the weather is bad, we will meet inside.)
For more information including a map, visit kingdomboundaries.org and click the 2017 Festival Information button on the home page. (Churches, please consider sharing this with your members.)
 When life knocks you down, you're in the perfect position to pray.
July 5th, 2017
Check out the New Website
Kingdom Boundaries' website kingdomboundaries.org has been given a facelift.  It is all new with many new pages that have a lot of information.  There are the standard "About Us", "Get Involved, and "Contact Us" tabs. There are also new tabs that contain "Testimonies", "Archive (articles)", and "Photos/Videos". Lastly there is a "Links" tab to check out other like minded ministries.
 In with these tabs are "Donate Now" buttons. This ministry, like many others, rely on the generous donations of men and women like yourselves.
There is much to do in a ministry like Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare. Please check the website often as we will do our best to keep you up to date in all that is going on.
Please keep July 29 open for a mini celebration.  KBPA will celebrating 4 years of ministry.  Watch the website for more information. Right now, there is a "Festival Information" button on the home page where you can find out about the festival, where it will be, and when.
Thank You
Jeff Haverhals - Co-Director
Most things worth doing are difficult.
June 29th, 2017
KELO Radio Interview
Recently Jeff and Rhonda Haverhals, Co-Directors for Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare, and Mark Burright, former resident of KBPA were interviewed for the Jon Michaels' Forum on KELO radio.
This interview was broadcasted last Sunday morning. You can listen to the interview by clicking on the following.
Influence future generations by living for Christ today.
June 22nd
Father's Day
          My family gets together several times a year. My brother and sisters take turns hosting a meal where the whole family is invited to attend. Father's Day is one of these days and it is on this day that Rhonda and I are blessed to have the family over. As I was thinking about devotions before we feasted on barbequed pork and several thousand other calories, Proverbs 22:6 kept coming to mind. "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." (The more I meet and talk with men that are or have been incarcerated, the more appreciative I am of my parents and the "work and church" environment I grew up in.)
It is not at all uncommon to talk with individuals that grew up in unhealthy environments where the father was either absent, abusive, or abusing alcohol or drugs.  And many times, these fathers were only treating their kids the way they were treated by their fathers. 
Not all men in prison grew up in broken homes, and not all kids in broken homes will end up in prison, but it is true in many situations.  I, along with all fathers, need to remember that faith is more caught than taught. Our kids are watching.
Please continue to pray for those incarcerated and the children of the incarcerated.
Jeff Haverhals - KBPA Co-Director
My son, do not hate the Lord's training. Do not object when he corrects you. The Lord trains those he loves.
 Proverbs 3:11-12 NIRV

June 8th, 2017

Update on the Master’s House

Recently I have been asked about the Master's House (the second residential building of KBPA).  Here is an update. The Master's House has 6 units in the building: 5 of them are 2 two bedroom apartments and the other one is a one bedroom apartment. Currently 4 of the double units are being lived in by residents. This week we furnished the 5th unit so two guys can move in next week.  At the end of June, we will be working on the 6th unit so it is ready for guys to move into. I want to thank everyone that graciously donated furniture and items for these apartments!!
I also would ask everyone for prayers of discernment for us. We have 9 guys going up for parole in June, so we need to decide which guys will be a good fit for the Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare program. And along with this, we need to decide which guys we are going to move from the Carpenter's Shop into the Master's House. It has been a busy month already as we have had 3 guys that have moved into their own apartments.
I would like to thank everyone for your prayers, encouragement and support!! 
Rhonda Haverhals
I will say about the Lord, "He is my place of safety. He is like a fort to me. He is my God. I trust in him." 
Psalm 91:2 NIRV
May 24th, 2017
Come celebrate with Kingdom Boundaries!
Join us for music, testimonials, and food
on Saturday July 29, 2017
Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare (KBPA) will be hosting a mini-festival celebrating 4 years of walking alongside men as the re-enter society after serving time in the South Dakota prison system.
 When:  Saturday July 29th from 4pm till 8pm.
Where: New Day Church, 27365 472nd Ave, Harrisburg, SD.
Music will be provided by Larry Olson and the Dakota Road Band, Mark Burright, a former resident of The Carpenter's Shop (the housing portion of KBPA), and other individuals and groups to be announced.
Testimonials will be given by men that have lived or are residing at "The Carpenter's Shop".
Dinner will be served with the meat provided by the Sioux County Pork Producers.
Weather permitting this celebration will be held outdoors. Please bring your lawn chairs.  In lieu of rain we will meet indoors at the New Day Church.
Please come and celebrate with the staff, board, and former and present residents of the KBPA ministry. Come hear about the many wonderful ways God has blessed KBPA and the men it serves.
We hope to see you there!
Thank you.
Jeff and Rhonda Haverhals
God is great, we are small, and that is good.

May 11th, 2017

Grace vs. Justice


Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 [ESV]


Monday, May 1st, was another wonderful ‘’day that the Lord has made.’’ I was awakened to see how God graciously provided a generous covering of nitrogen for my lawn in the form of snow.  Other than the snow it was a pretty normal Monday morning. After I dropped Ryan off at school, I headed to the office. This is when I was reminded that Satan doesn’t take Sundays off.  I received an anonymous tip that a “rig” syringe and needle used for injecting meth had fallen out of a current resident’s pocket.  Two men had urine analysis’ (UA) done and both men tested positive for meth.  Their parole officer’s were contacted and both individuals were detained and were temporarily sent back to prison.


Now the question is: extend “grace” and allow the men to come back, or remove them from the program “justice”?  This is always a hard question to answer. I want to show grace and give them a second chance, but also, I don’t want to enable bad behavior. It was decided to let the other residents help us make that decision.


We were very proud of the way the men discussed the different options. They quoted Bible verses like Ecclesiastes 4:10 and other verses. The men talked about coming along side each other with encouragement and accountability. Also, the men were individually torn as to what the best option would be. They are very concerned about the integrity of the program and for their own sobriety. After discussing different possibilities, it was decided that they would agree to have the men come back if they would agree to several conditions. A few of the conditions were that these two men would have tighter curfews, could not have contact with their old friends, they would need regular UA testing, and would attend Celebrate Recovery. The other residents also agreed that they would hold the two men accountable and would not look the other direction if the two were not living up to their agreement.


The road to recovery is long and hard and filled with pot holes. The devil is always trying to cause chaos and division, but God again took what the devil meant for harm and turned it into good. I believe this incident strengthened the resolve of the men to come along side each other and give a hand up when others are struggling. To God be the glory!


Please continue to pray for these men and each other.


12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12 [NIV]


Jeff Haverhals – KBPA Director

Even a man who has many companions can be destroyed. But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24

April 11th, 2017

On February 3rd, 2017, KBPA was honored to join the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce.  After the ribbon cutting, lunch was served. We were blessed to meet many of the Chamber members who showed much interest in our ministry. Before leaving, many of the Chamber members took a tour of "The Carpenter's Shop."
A friend is the first person who comes in when the whole world has gone out.
March 28th, 2017
Servanthood by Jeff Bass, KBPA Board of Directors president
Philippians 2:3-8 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing     by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death-even death on a cross! (NIV)
Servanthood requires a mental shift, a change in your attitudes. God is always more interested in why we do something than in what we do. Attitudes count more than achievements!
They focus on others, not on themselves. This is true humility: not thinking less of ourselves, but thinking of ourselves less. Paul said to forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. This is what it means to "lose your life" - forgetting yourself in service to others. When we stop focusing on our needs, we become aware of the needs around us.
Thinking like a servant is difficult because it challenges the basic problem of my life: I am, by nature, selfish. I think most about me. That's why humility is a daily struggle, a lesson I must relearn over and over. The opportunity to be a servant confronts me dozens of times a day where I'm given the choice to decide between meeting my needs or the needs of others. Self-denial is the core of servanthood.
God owns it all. To be a real servant, we must settle the issue of money in our lives. Are we servants to money or to God? We cannot serve both. If we choose to serve God, he will bless us with the money and resources we need to be stewards of his works here on earth.
Commitment to Christ is a daily calling.
March 14, 2017
"The Master's House"
"The Master's House", stage two of the housing portion of Kingdom Boundaries, is literally 10 feet from "The Carpenter's Shop".  This location made it an ideal for a second facility.  With the proximity, we could incorporate and tie it into our current security equipment.  With an upgrade to the camera and door system we could install cameras into the hallways and have the exterior doors operate with the same "fob" system we utilize at The Carpenter's Shop.  This was made possible with the hard work of Bruce and a few men residing at these locations. The men dug through the frozen ground and through a side walk to connect the two buildings with an underground pipe.  This made an access point for the many wires that were needed to go between the buildings.
"The Master's House" will be used as a "next step" for men residing at The Carpenter's Shop.  This new facility will be for men that are making the adjustment back into society. These men have proven themselves, but are not quite yet ready to go completely on their own or are having trouble finding adequate housing. Now KBPA can offer these men a safe place that has less structure, and is affordable as they continue their journey back into society.
At this time we have three men that have lived at The Carpenter's Shop living at "The Master's House".  Also, William, an international student from Liberia, who is a student at Sioux Falls Seminary, is also residing at "The Master's House".  William is a great addition to KBPA and will help with Bible Studies and become a friend and supporter to the others living at the two facilities.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support because without these, this ministry wouldn't be able to continue and flourish.
Jeff Haverhals - KBPA Director
February 14, 2017
"God gets the Glory"
           As I sit down and ponder the best way to say THANK YOU and bring you an update, an old hymn keeps coming to mind. "To God be the Glory, great things He has done!" Also, "How God makes a way when there seems to be no way." Philippians 2:13-14
          In the fall of 2015 we contacted the owner, Tim, of the apartment building adjacent to "The Carpenter's Shop", the housing portion of Kingdom Boundaries. We were wondering if Tim would be willing to sell the property. He said he wasn't interested in selling and we left it at that.   A year later it was suggested that we contact Tim once more. When Tim was asked if he wanted to sell now, he said "yes."  On January 5th 2017, Kingdom Boundaries closed on the 6-plex just to the north of The Carpenter's Shop.  We have named this new property "The Master's House". It will be used as the next step for the men living at The Carpenter's Shop.  As men come to The Carpenter's Shop and are working and moving forward in their transition into society, "The Master's House" will be the next phase in helping them make this transition by giving the men more freedom and responsibility.   
          So, THANK YOU to all of you that have supported Kingdom Boundaries with your prayers and have trusted us with your valuable resources.  The men, the staff, and the board of KBPA have been truly blessed by your generosity. 
           Thank You,
          Jeff Haverhals  
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