DRAGON BOAT RACE

We want to develop our ministry into Men's prisons in the new year. 

We have a fundraiser arranged for Saturday 8 September - 17 people dressed as prisoners racing for victory in a Dragon Boat Race in Kent. 

Please sponsor Team ID here. 

All funds raised will go towards get men into the prisons to preach and deliver much needed courses. 

WE ARE HIRING!!!!

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ARE YOU SOMEONE WHO LOVES TO ORGANISE THINGS, ENJOYS ADMIN AND WHO COMMUNICATES WELL? THEN WE NEED YOU! WE HAVE A PART-TIME PA ROLE AVAILABLE. 

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS.

Jurassic Coast 62m Marathon

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Our good friend Lee is running the Jurassic Coast Marathon in July. He hopes to raise funds for ID in the process - it is a crazy 62 miles of hard terrain. He is training hard and we wish him all the best, good health, great strength and perseverance throughout the next few weeks as he prepares for it.

If you would like to sponsor Lee for all his efforts - please click here.

THANK YOU LEE. 

Yay - Good News

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Well, Team ID managed to complete both runs; the 5K inflatable and the Worthing 10K raising over £1200 for Parenting courses. These will make a huge difference to family life for many mums and children. 

We really appreciate all those that supported us through sponsorship. THANK YOU!!

CAN YOU HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR PARENTING COURSES?

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Only a few weeks to go until a small team from ID embark on the 5K Inflatable Run!

Closely followed by the Worthing 10K Run on Sunday 3 June.

All sponsorship will go towards running a further 2 Parenting Courses with women prisoners in one of the prisons. Do please sponsor us if you can - these courses make a huge difference to whole families. 

Please click Here to find out more.

THANKS

 

A THIRD PRISON

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We recently started working in a third women's prison. We will be delivering regular courses each week; Loss and Forgiveness to various groups of women. These are very emotional subjects and can cause much upset - please pray for each attendee that they will be enabled to work through the courses and benefit from having done them. We hope each one finds freedom to move on in life and overcome their setbacks. 

Christmas Newsletter 2017

WoW!

It's been a very busy year - take a look at what we have been up to by clicking the picture above.

Happy Christmas to all our supporters.

Autumn Update

I can't quite believe it's only 24 days until Christmas Day! Sorry, I couldn't resist that!

As I write this newsletter, we are beginning to wrap up some of the courses for this year - we are in the middle of our last Parenting Course with 7 ladies and have 1 more Shine course to deliver. It has been busy and we have worked with many wonderful ladies, and, as ever, it's been a real joy with a few challenges thrown in to keep us on our toes! Generally, we have had a busy summer but have seen much fruit from our labours.

As the Christmas season approaches, and we prepare for Carol services and celebrations, please pray we use all the opportunities to share about the love of Christ.
 
We are very grateful for all who support and follow our work - thank you for your prayers. Please continue to pray for us. 

In September & October several of the ID Course Facilitators received 'Counselling Skills for Non-Counsellors training' from RELATE. It was a really useful three sessions of training which will help us as we get alongside and advise ladies on a one to one individual basis. Two other prison ministries joined with us, and it was great to be able to share experiences and knowledge together. 

Please pray for those that we work amongst, that we will have opportunity to speak positivity, and life, and hope into their circumstances. Pray too for wisdom.

On Saturday 11 November we exhibited at NEW WINE Women's Conference at The Emmanuel Centre, London, meeting a number of ladies who showed interest in supporting us practically and through prayer. We thank God for this and future opportunities, being able to increase awareness of all those in prison and their needs. 

Next year we have plans to start delivering our courses in a third prison. We will be offering courses that deal with issues such as Loss, Forgiveness, Parenting, and Victim Awareness, as well as Shine Woman.

All these courses empower and equip the women we work with, and help them to make practical changes in their lives as well as help to change mindsets and thinking patterns which leads to transformed lives.

We are currently looking for businesses, churches or individuals to sponsor a course, or sponsor a prisoner to attend a course. Can you help?
If so, please click visit our Support Us page on the website.
Please pray for the funding we will need to deliver these courses.

More Prayer Requests
Thank you for your prayers - they truly make a difference and we are always so encouraged to know that people are praying for us on a daily basis.

  • Pray for those preparing to leave prison, that they will feel well supported and have everything in place in readiness to return to life outside. Pray for successful reintegration. 
  • Pray for those with faith, that they will be well nurtured during their time 'inside.'
  • A new Managaing Chaplain has been appointed in one of the prisons, pray they will settle quickly, and feel part of the team and we will all work together well.
  • Pray for those that attend Bible study each week, pray they will be encouraged in their faith as they trust and rely upon the Lord.
  • Praise God for all those that volunteer for ID in delivering courses, raising funds, doing the finances, and admin. Thank God for their willing hearts.
  • Thank God for the 7 ladies currently completing the Parenting Course - they work together well, share their experiences with one another and encourage one another - it is a joy to see. Pray they will learn new skills that will be effective once they are reunited with their children.
  • Please pray for the ID Trustees who meet in December - there is lots to discuss, pray for wisdom and that God's will might be done in and through ID as we look at plans for 2018.

We really do appreciate your support.
If you would like to contribute to the work of ID Prison Ministry, please click here.

 

 

 

SHINE AT LUMINARY!

We had a great day sharing the SHINE course with the ladies from Luminary Bakery yesterday. They have amazing potential and such fantastic dreams for the future.

International Women's Day

International womens day, women in prison,

Last night I had the privilege of sharing about our recent trip to Kenya with some prisoners as we celebrated International Women's Day, albeit a week late! The heading was 'Be Bold For Change' - it all starts with where we are and what we have in our hands.

"I cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." - Mother Teresa.

Change takes courage, but we can have a huge impact. Every change we make is so significant, not just for us, but for family, friends, community, generations, and on, and on the ripples go!

Parenting

So, yesterday, we finished our first Parenting Course with 10 ladies. It's been a long 8 weeks but they stuck with it, dug deep, faced some real emotional hurts and struggles but came through. All credit to them, it's not easy discussing your kids when you aren't with them and have little say in how they are currently being parented. We trust that things they have learned will remain with them, and that families will be transformed when they have the opportunity to parent again.

Well done ladies!

Dream Big!!!

On Monday night we finished our first Shine course of the year with 10 ladies. We were looking at 'My Life Has Purpose.' Each one completed a dream collage, of what they'd like to achieve or where they'd like to get to. So inspiring!

Never give up on your dreams.

Dream BIG dreams!