Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Christian Life Prison and recovery Ministry Bucks Co. Pa.
From the Director...
Following the Vision
"Where there is no vision, people perish." (Proverbs 29:18)
CLPRM's vision statement says:"Helping those incarcerated and in recovery develop as productive citizens, and giving them a biblical understanding of God's purpose for their lives."
This vision guide all we do as a ministry. As a result, in 2011-2012 the Lord allowed us to go deeper into all three areas of our ministry -- prison, recovery and the coffee house -- in ways we never imagined. And it's because of volunteers and supporters like you that our vision is becoming reality.
In the past year CLPRM:
Added volunteers in all phases of the ministry.
Increased the number of volunteers who regularly preach and sharetestimony at prison church services and Road to Recovery meetings.
Introduced a quarterly recovery worship service and luncheon at Woodside Church.
Designed and launched an all-new CLPRM website.
Guided so many men and women to know Jesus Christ at the Friday night Road to Recovery meetings.
Created an Inmate Release and Recovery Scholarship to assist newly-released inmates find housing and transition into society.
Expanded the inmate Pen Pal Ministry.
Helped place those with addictions in short- and long-term recovery programs, housing, treatment facilities, and provide other support to help them to help them break the bondage of drugs and alcohol.In the coming year we plan to expand our current outreach as the Lord leads. Plus we've set our sights on new projects like:
A Recovery Scholarship Fundraising Concert with Dave Pettigrew on November 17, 2012
The first-ever Conquering Grounds Music Fest -- a full day of music, ministry, food and fun for all ages in fall of 2013.Our long-term vision is to open a facility that provides housing and structured Christ-centered programs for the prison and recovery community. We plan to call it The Sanctuary: A Place of Refuge and Restoration.
Will you pray that The Sanctuary becomes a reality; and that all areas of CLPRM continue to bring hope, healing and the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ to the recovery and prison communities?
In all you do remember, "Where there is no vision, people perish."
In His Service,
Chairman and Director, CLPRM
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New Website Launched!
Visit us at our new home
As the ministry has grown, the website needed to keep up! After months of work we proudly unveil our improved and updated website. It's filled with up-to-date information and news about the ministry. Our web address remains the same, but now you'll find things like:
Upcoming performances at Conquering Grounds Cafe
Road to Recovery updates
Addiction, rehab, recovery and inmate resources
Calendar of coming events
Stories and testimonies
Links to the CLPRM's Facebook page and YouTube channel
Online donations (coming soon)
And much more!
Check out the all-new face of www.CLPRM.org.
Thanks to Costco in Warminster for their generous donations to Conquering Grounds Cafe!
Costco will attend Conquering Grounds Cafe on May 12. Become a new Costco member and receive up to a $20 Costco Cash Card.
Recovery Ministry Announces Worship Service & Luncheon
Each quarter CLPRM will join with Woodside Church and Addictions Victorious to host a recovery worship service and luncheon. The first service, held in February was such an amazing worship experience for all involved that we can't wait for the next one. Will you join us ... and invite your friends, too? Here's the details:
Road to Recovery is open to men and women, and meets every Friday night at 7pm at Christian Life Center in Bensalem.