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Monday Night Fellowship – Dan Turley

(Due to COVID, all family visits and church gathering in the chapel have stopped. Thus, outside volunteers have not been permitted to go inside.) The Old Testament is filled with weak and insecure people God used for his purposes. Moses … Continue reading

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Virtual Thanksgiving Banquet – Phil Taylor

We always try to live by Paul’s sage advice to “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT) However, with Thanksgiving Day imminent, this ministry is especially … Continue reading

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Chaplain Jottings – Rhonda Solas

As we move into our 7th month under the Covid-19 related restrictions at Chester County Prison: no church services, no Bible studies or other classes, no gatherings of any kind, and extremely limited inmate contact, written communication has become very … Continue reading

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God Does Prison Ministry Better Than We Do – Heinrich Botes

It is now widely acknowledged that persecution and restrictions, contrary to human reasoning and expectations, enabled the ‘under-ground” church in oppressed nations to flourish. The Holy Spirit entered homes and hearts in an unprecedented manner to produce fruit…”fruit that will … Continue reading

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Prison Ministry has Changed – Vernon Myers

In the midst of all the COVID-19 turmoil, our family graduated two highschool seniors in 2020. One with a virtual ceremony which was nice, butnot what high school seniors wanted for their senior year. The other senior’sgraduation was postponed from … Continue reading

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From The Treasurer, Spring 2020 – Scott Duncan

What a privilege it is for me to serve as treasurer of Onesimus Ministries, taking the place of Roy Fite. My name is Scott Duncan and I’m from Oxford, PA. I previously worked in the accounting department at Herr Foods … Continue reading

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Unexpected Grace – Andy Duncan

Serving in Prison Ministry is incredibly challenging at times. There are those unexpected moments of anger from an inmate, blatant disregard for the ground rules and sadness at seeing and hearing about so much emotional and physical pain and suffering. … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t It Be Nice? – Vernon Myers

An invitation — Would it not be nice if we could supply Life Recovery Bibles as a resource for the chaplains at Chester County Prison to give to those who are serious about putting their lives in order? We have … Continue reading

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Chaplain Jottings – Rhonda Soland

Even though fall is by far my favorite season, with its spectacular colors and cooling temperatures, there is definitely something about spring that brings excitement and a sense of hope. When those first bright flowers begin to appear and the … Continue reading

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“There Is Something Going on in this place” – Heinrich Botes

There is something I need to tell you…actually two things: First, God is at work at Chester County Prison among inmates and staff and, secondly, that you, the reader, play an incredibly important role in the outreach to these 1000 … Continue reading

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