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Celebration Banquet

On November 9th, with coaches representing our athletic teams from all over the country in attendance, the Saints Prison Ministry gathered in the gym at Easton Bible Church to celebrate God’s goodness over the past year. Having a different team represented at each table allowed guests to hear stories from the front lines and we were blessed to hear a testimony and saxophone solo from Michael, an ex-offender who credits the Saints Prison Ministry – and specifically, Dr. Omar Fisher of our NJ basketball team – for making a huge impact on his life coming out of SCI Chester. The evening culminated with Pastor Dave MacMurray challenging us from the book of Nehemiah, in keeping with the ministry’s tagline of Multiple Teams…One Ministry…One Message. The most important takeaway from that celebration? God was glorified for His provision and blessing!

                              

 

2015 Volunteer of the Year

Due to some scheduling issues, recognition of these two incredible people did not make it into our previous issue.  But it gives us great pleasure nonetheless to announce to you our 2015 Volunteers of the Year.

In the Southeast Region, many functions are still taking root as we transition the leadership team, and Jimmy would not only have his hands full but be pulling his hair out if Julie Flores had not stepped up and completely embraced one of the most important tasks that we need done.  She completely took ownership of making sure not a single inmate fell through the cracks as teams from all over the region sent Inmate Response Cards to her in the mail.  Her tireless efforts to ensure every card was entered properly and quickly made Jimmy’s life that much easier as the SE Region took on entering their own response cards full time.

In the NE Region, one of our long-time Saints Prison Ministry Board members not only wore that hat again in 2015, but also took on the responsibility of chairing our Annual Charity Auction in the fall.  And take it on he did!  Robert Bartosz immersed himself in learning the nuances of running an auction, choosing the perfect venue, pushing foray auction-specific website, launching our first foray into online auctions, and even ending the experience by convincing our auction attendees that Billy the Singing Bass was worth bidding on!  While many were involved in the execution of this event, our largest Saints fundraiser of the year was successful due in great part to Bob’s tireless efforts.

Our belated thanks to both of these very special members of the Saints Prison Ministry family!

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On left: Bob Bartosz accepting the award from Executive Director, Frank Zeidler, Jr.

On right: Julie Flores accepting her award from SE Regional Director, Jimmy Cochran

12th Annual Charity Auction!

The Saints 12th Annual Charity Auction in late September was fantastic! A spectacular venue – complete with sharks watching as we ate – and The Saints family joined together to make this event truly memorable.  Thank you to all who attended, bid online, or sent in donations to help us minister to inmates around the country!  Enjoy the pictures and plan on joining us for our next gala event!

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Virtual Celebration

On October 22, 20200 we hosted a virtual celebration, Manna in the Wilderness!

If you missed it, you can watch it now!

Click HERE to check it out!

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We must regretfully announce that the SPM softball season 2020 is officially cancelled. After previously announcing the cancellation of many crusades - and the softball seasons for IL, NJ, and PA – this message serves to inform everyone that all softball events still pending are now also cancelled.

We have been in touch with the DOC Volunteer Coordinators on a weekly basis since early July, and more recently have received counsel from a high-ranking DOC official that nothing is likely to change until at least October, leading us to this painful decision.

Thank you all for your patience, as well as your passion. We do not know what the future holds, except to say that we anticipate being “back in business” in 2021 and every prison we talked to is anxiously awaiting the day we can return. There may be new protocols in place by then, but there is no virus strong enough to stop the Gospel message from reaching those who need to hear it!