Psalm 100:2 Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before him with joyful singing – Chaplain Lil

It has been over 19 years that I have been serving the women at Chester County Prison.
When my husband became involved with Onesimus Prison Ministries, he started going into the prison on Monday nights for Monday night fellowship and counseling once a week with different men. I had no clue how God was going to use me. At this point in my life I had no formal training or schooling. I remember saying to my husband one night, “these men seem to have so much pain in their lives” With that statement God reached down a grabbed hold of my heart for prison ministry. That statement changed my life 19 years ago. It was then I started my training and began working with the women at CCP.
In 19 years I have experienced meeting with women from many walks of life. Their hearts are burdened with many obstacles. I continually meet with them trying to show them through scripture how to rely on the Lord through those obstacles. I help them with one-on-one counseling sessions. I see some of the women reach deep inside themselves and place their problems at the foot of the cross.
I have noticed different issues working with women in maximum security, some of the women will be spending the rest of their lives behind prison walls. These women are facing many emotions of leaving their children. They are aware that their children will be raised by family members or in the foster care system. Please pray for peace for these women.
It has been and honor to serve the Lord for 19 years. I truly appreciate your prayers and your support. May God continue to Bless you and keep you.

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