“Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” Hebrews 13:3
Thank you for your continued support! It is because of your prayers and generosity that we can help to
meet the deepest needs of the incarcerated. Because of you, AOPM is able to provide a full-time
chaplain to Orange Correctional Center, Josh Leroy.
Friends of Alamance Orange Prison Ministry,
Please let me take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas! Allow me also to express my deep well of gratitude for each one of you. As a chaplain, my hope is to be an ambassador of good will and a conduit of healing within this specific correctional community. It’s not a hope that can ever be perfectly fulfilled, but one that must be gradually lived into, and I can only do that with the direction/motivation/accountability that you all provide. So, thank you!
In this newsletter, you get to see some pictures from our recent Thanksgiving gathering, including one with Glenn Lozuke, head chef at Weaver Street Market. He is pictured with our very own Sally Freeman. Glenn not only provided the meal for the men, but also stuck around to help serve. The men had such a wonderful time, and of course, the food was amazing! Thank you, Glenn!
I would also like to thank the folks from First Baptist Church in Hillsborough for the recent Christmas service that they provided here at OCC. Your warm presence and willingness to share the gospel in all of its rich simplicity was a true blessing!
A final “thanks” goes out to the churches and individuals who were able to provide items for our Christmas bags. We were able to deliver bags to all of the men which were filled to the brim with necessary hygiene items, and a bunch of Christmas goodies to boot.
Please continue to remember these men and their families in your times of prayer and quiet reflection. This can be an especially difficult time of the year for the incarcerated population…especially those being kept in isolation. Again, we truly value your many tangible expressions of generosity. These material sacrifices on your part go to meet real physical needs. But even more, we ask that you hold the incarcerated and their loved ones in your heart. Like the rest of us, they have needs that money can’t touch.