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From the Treasurer, Spring 2018 – Roy Fite

God has shown himself faithful for the past 40 years. Not too much, never too late, just in time, God has supplied the needs of this ministry. As we make a transition from Peter to Heinrich we pray God will … Continue reading

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From The Chairman – Vernon Myers

2018 is a transition year as we welcome the next chaplain to serve at Chester County Prison. Peter is retiring after 27 years of ministry at CCP. He and Theresa are making a move to their beloved new home in Lewes, Delaware. As we … Continue reading

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Monday Night Fellowship – Jim Kreider

We are in our 40th year of Prison Fellowship in Chester County Prison. We continue to hold two services each Monday night – one for medium security and one for minimum security. Total attendance of both services is about 40 … Continue reading

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An Honor and a Privilege – Chaplain Lil

Serving as the women’s chaplain these past 20 plus years has been, and continues to be, an honor and privilege to serve the inmates as if I am serving our Lord. One of my greatest joys is watching the women grow in their walk with Christ … Continue reading

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The Passing of the Mantle – Chaplain Peter

Greetings to all of the Partners of Onesimus Ministries. It is with a joyful, yet sad, heart I send you my last message as the Pastoral Chaplain of Chester County Prison. Twenty-seven years have passed since I first walked through the doors of Chester … Continue reading

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A Sound Investment – Heinrich Botes

1 Corinthians 3:5-9 New King James Version “Who then is Paul (Peter Roomet), and who is Apollos (Heinrich Botes), but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the … Continue reading

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Monday Night Prison Fellowship – Jim Kreider

The writer of book of Hebrews says in Chapter 13, verse 3A: “Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoner.” That is what we do, especially on Monday nights. We celebrate and thank God for this ministry … Continue reading

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From the Treasurer, November 2017 – Roy Fite

Greetings Friends! I ask that you take the time to pause & reflect (Selah) upon how our gracious and loving God has enabled Onesimus for almost forty years to serve thousands of men & women desperately in need of His … Continue reading

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Expecting God’s Best and Not Settling for Less – Chaplain Lil

I’m wondering how many people start out with having thoughts of doing something completely different in life then something happens and they are thrown somewhat of a curveball. We all have a choice to listen to the Lord but sometimes … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Ask God for the Next Chaplain – Vernon Myers

There is good reason for all the friends of Onesimus Ministries to offer a heart full of thanksgiving and praise for God’s faithfulness for the past 39 years at Chester County Prison. God gave Doug Burnette the desire to “go … Continue reading

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