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Collaborative 40 day fast: OBC Prison Ministry

08 Aug

I found out about the 40 day blog fast through somepraying together friendships I’ve made in the blogosphere. The purpose of the fast as outlined by the blogger Isaiah543 is to raise awareness and pray for those ministries who, in the name of Jesus, meet the physical needs of the poor. These ministries will be posted by those who committed to participate in the fast.

I did not have to think much about what ministry to blog about as I have recently been asked to lead just such a ministry. The ministry does not have a name but it is part of the Omaha Bible Church Prison Ministry. The ministry is designed to meet the needs of family members of prisoners. At my local church, OBC, there are men going in to visit prisoners to share the gospel with them and mentor them. From these meetings the Lord brings to light needs that He will supply and encourage our ministry to meet. We have only participated in one such need since we began in May of this year but it was huge effort that only God could have made happen.

We do not have a web site yet or a means to accept donations but I would wholeheartedly petition the prayers of those believers reading this posting. We are going to be meeting together to focus on how to raise funds for the ministry. Any ideas along those lines will be appreciated.

I posted, in more detail; about our first ministry effort in a couple of postings and those can be read by following the links below. Please check them out. There is a link to pictures of the work.

Locking arms (and hammers) in ministry

Locking arms (and hammers) in ministry (Part 2)

I would like to thank Isaiah543 for the idea of the collaborative 40 day fast, my new fellow saint Mike at Life in Mordor, and most of all our Lord Jesus Christ for His sovereignty in bringing us all together.

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