May 22, 2016

RYM Women's Prison Ministry

"But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me." - 2 Corinthians 12:9

Renew Your Mind has begun a correspondence ministry that reaches out to women in correction facilities. We want to share the Gospel of Grace with the weak so that God's love can heal them and they can start living the abundant life that Jesus paid for.

Guilt and shame can plague anyone and it leads people to hopelessness, depression, and defeat. But with the Good News of our salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ, by the Grace of God, we can start to transform the tragic patterns of our lives and follow the path of victory!

Depending on the state, 60-83% of women in correctional facilities have experienced sexual, mental, and/or physical abuse at some point in their lives. And 3 out of 5 women were in abusive relationships at the time of their incarceration. These women are broken, body and soul -- But in they're weakness God's power is made perfect. They are in a perfect place in their lives to begin anew in Jesus.

We're not looking to merely help them survive their current situation. We want them to triumphantly overcome all trials and tribulations through Christ.. To bring them into a ministry of their own - - sowing the seeds of God's love and grace in their families and communities... To be a testimony for Jesus Christ!

We want them to be an active part of the Body of Christ and Spirit-filled member of the Kingdom of God, experiencing all the righteousness, peace, and joy that the Holy Spirit provides.

We're sending the women Bibles, grace-based books, materials, and study tools every month. We will also provide support and encouragement by corresponding via email and standard mail.

To the women who receive the message, we will continue to send them new material as often as they need and continue to be available to answer any questions or just have conversations about the Lord and His Grace.

Of course books and postage cost money, even emails cost money in jail/prison. Some prisons allow used books and other do not. We have already started to send out materials. We trust in God's provision to provide us with the tools we need to grow the number of women we reach. We've made a GoFundMe page so that anyone who is moved by the Spirit to give to this ministry can.

By the power and to the glory of our Father, Renew Your Mind hopes to end the cycle of abuse, addiction, guilt, and shame in these women's lives by sharing the truth of God eternal love for them in the form of Jesus Christ!

"God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty" - 1 Corinthians 1:27 

Below are a list of materials that we hope to send to the women:

Note: We always buy paperback and we do buy used books for states that allow used books. So the prices do not reflect the price that we will pay. The more money saved, the more books we can buy.