March 2014 Jottings – Chaplain Lil

Ephesians 4:11-12

“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some evangelist; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting (furnishing) of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”

I praise the Lord for the twenty years that I have had to walk through the doors of Chester County Prison. The experiences are constantly changing.

The women are faced with many challenges with court cases, family struggles and the general stress of prison life.  They are also worried about who is taking care of their children. They become concerned about health problems with family members and with themselves. I find myself engrossed with helping them sort out these issues. Helping the women put things into perspective has become a major portion of my job. I have received calls at all hours of the day and night, by women ending up in the hands of the police with issues relating to their varying addictions. I have also met with women released from Chester County Prison. Some share their victories and some share their continuing battles. I try to have an open ear just to listen and be persistent to point women in the direction of Christ so they find the answers deep inside of themselves.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. They are deeply appreciated.

In His service,

Chaplain Lil

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