THOUGHTS FROM A VOLUNTEER ON GIFTS FOR IMPRISONED WOMEN

The Prison Ministry, at Emmanuel Church in Thousand Oaks, filled 100 Christmas Gift bags today.  We are scheduled to deliver the bags to Fire Camp 13 on Tuesday evening, December 9th.
This is our fifth year visiting FC 13 at Christmas, and we look forward to this event each year.
My 93-year-old mother will again go with our team to help hand out the gift gags to the women.  Mom hugs each of the women and I know she enjoys this more than they do.  Many of them get tears in their eyes.  We share Christmas messages and sing hymns with them as they look through their gift bags.   A few of the women have said to me, “You do this for us and you don’t even know us.”
Our congregation generously donates to this effort with the items they collect during the year, and with their resources.  For the second year, our youth group at church has helped in purchasing needed items for the gift bags.  We are blessed to be a part of your ministry.
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