-- From prison walls to the freedom found in Christ's boundaries --
-- From prison walls to the freedom found in Christ's boundaries -- 
March 5th, 2019
Growth & Change 
 
Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare (KBPA) continues to grow and expand. In 2013 KBPA was established with the idea of assisting men as they left the prison system. We would simply meet them at the gate and plug them into existing programs that were currently operating in the area.
 
It soon became apparent that the lack of safe suitable housing was a large deterrent to the success of men re-entering society. KBPA started with a single room in a motel for 3 men. God has blessed KBPA. It has now grown and is able to offer housing for up to 22 men. Since starting the housing portion of the ministry, KBPA has provided housing for 135 plus men. It has also assisted many others with other types of support in these few short years.
 
It is because of this that the current staff has not been able to keep up with the needs of the individuals that are seeking help. To better serve men as they leave the prison system and possibly start a program for women, KBPA has hired Kevin Hagen on a part-time basis.
 
Kevin's position will be office manager. He will help and assist Rhonda, Mark, and myself. This will free up time for us which will allow us to spend more time with the residents and with those supporting KBPA.
 
There will be more about Kevin in our next email.
 
Thank you for your prayers and support!
 
Jeff Haverhals - Ministry Director
February 2, 2019
Cursillo Weekend
 
Soon, another Cursillo weekend will be getting underway. The leadership team has been meeting and planning for what again will be two weekends of spiritual growth and transformation. This will be true for those who serve at Cursillo, and especially true for the candidates that attend.
 
I would like to thank all of you that work very hard to make sure this event continues year after year. Also, thank you to all of you have been willing and able to sponsor candidates. This too, is a big commitment. 
 
Kingdom Boundaries is excited that there are men at KB that are looking forward to this event. They have been blessed to be a part of Brothers In Blue (BIB) weekends while incarcerated. They now look forward to attending Cursillo.
 
When asked what Cursillo is, I will often say it is BIB on steroids. This has those that can attend to look forward to the Cursillo weekend with great excitement. So thank you to all that have made a BIB and/or an "At The Well" weekend happen. (They mean more than you know for the men and women behind the walls that attend these.)
 
Please continue to be in prayer for these kinds of spiritual enrichment events. Also, pray for those that are looking outside of themselves and to Jesus for peace in their lives. Lastly, would you consider walking alongside KB in sharing in the cost of sponsoring the men from KB?
 
If you have any questions, please contact me at 605-695-0048.
 
Thanks you!
 
Jeff Haverhals - Ministry Director
You won't stumble in the dark if you walk in the light of God's Word. 
Father, please fill my heart with Your Word so I can have the light I need for today!
January 8th, 2019
RESOLUTIONS
 
Philippians 3:13-14 "Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."
 
Happy New Years to everyone! On the first of year many people will set new resolutions or goals for the coming year of 2019. Those New Year's resolutions are tradition for many in both the Western world and Eastern world. A resolution is when a person decides to change something like a trait or behavior, achieve a personal goal, or wanting to make improvements in their life.
 
Today the five most popular resolutions are to lose weight, quit smoking, get organized, get out of debt, and find a better a job. A study has shown that 88% of those set resolutions will fail. This study suggested setting small measurable goals rather than unrealistic goals.
 
All residents are required to complete an application when coming to Kingdom Boundaries. In the application the applicant is asked to list their goals for one month, three months, six months, one year, and two years. The Kingdom Boundaries ministry is designed to assist these individuals in reaching these goals. These goals can be achieved by staying focused on their relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
Another key element in reaching these goals is by having contact with a mentor. (A mentor is someone that can provide advice, a listening ear and encouragement.) The KBPA staff are able to provide this service and assistance for the residents, but still need help from individuals or area churches. KBPA would like thank those individuals or churches for being mentors to those men or women in prison and residents at Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare.
 
You and I also have goals for this coming year. Yes, we can achieve our goals by setting small measure goals. We also need Christian mentors to keep us accountable to reaching our goals. We all have different goals this year. God called us to a goal of heavenward in Christ Jesus.
 
Please contact KBPA staff if you would like more information about mentoring or assisting a resident. You can also visit our website for information about our ministry and clicking on "Get Involved." Thanks for all your prayers, encouragement and support for this coming year. In this coming year we look forward to continuing assisting men being released from prison walls to the freedom found Christ's boundaries.
 
Blessing,
 
Mark Van Der Brink
We can model Christ's love by doing what we can to serve others.
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