Monday, August 10, 2009

Kairos International Prison Ministry

The past two days I have been blessed to spend time with 200+ Kairos U.S. and International leaders. Karios exists in 31 states and 8 countries outside the U.S. The Kairos mission is “to bring Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen” ………… The SITG model, to say the least, was very warmly embraced. Their International Executive Director will be coming to Tulsa in September to begin brainstorming a strategic alliance between our organizations. In the interim, 11 countries or state leaders have requested our implementation manual (see below).

In addition I was introduced to the Prison Fellowship of Canada’s Executive Director, Rick Arsenault. PFI’s mission statement is “ to work through the Christian community to mobilize outreach and ministry in response to the needs of prisoners, ex prisoners, victims, and their families, as well as, to advance the application of restorative justice principles within the criminal justice system”…….. PFI was founded in 1976 by Charles W. Colson. Prison Fellowship feels they are not doing justice to their men and women when they leave prison. Rick and I will be visiting this week.

State Directors requesting our implementation manual:
Illinois, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Washington

Country Directors requesting our implementation manual:
Canada, Mexico, South Africa, UK

God is good!

Buddy Stone