Your Donations Delivered to Voice of Hope Prison Ministry, Joliet, Illinois
On Friday, May 28, LCC delivered your donations for Voice of Hope Prison Ministry, Joliet, Illinois, to Deaconess Lori Wilbert. Lori sent the following update on her work at Stateville:
Many thanks for continuing to remember Voice of Hope Behind the Wall ministry at Stateville Prison. The ministry was given permission to proceed even after Stateville closed last March to outside programs due to Covid.
Special permission was given by the Assistant Warden of programs last May that allowed me to mail in-class readings and assignments to each of the men in my class. Each week I mail a packet of work to my students in the Houses of Healing class, and the following week a designated staff person picks it up from the cell houses and sends it back. This process has been in place for over a year now.
The facility plans to open again to general programming from the community in the coming months. In addition to the class, I also send out devotional materials to six other prisons in Illinois where former students have transferred. The mailings and class are much appreciated by those I serve.
Thanks again and God’s Blessing,
Deaconess Lori Wilbert
Thank you to all of our generous donors who support this important ministry.
Your Donations Delivered to Pastor Hesham Shehab, Salam Christian Fellowship, Lombard, Illinois, to Help People in Need from the Muslim Community
On Thursday, May 27, your donations were delivered to Pastor Hesham Shehab of Salam Christian Fellowship in Lombard, Illinois, to be used in his ministry to help people in need from the Muslim community he introduces Jesus to.
Your donations helped cover medical bills for a Christian refugee family (the need has been met), provided rent assistance for a single mom in need, helped purchase Arabic bibles and helped with dental work costs for a new Salam Christian fellowship member. That need is still current due to additional work that had to be done.
Please prayerfully consider donating to show mercy and compassion to a fellow Christian in need.
LCC Thanks Volunteers for Their Assistance Provided to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Des Plaines, Illinois, Upon Closing
This past week LCC finished the assistance they provided Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Des Plaines, Illinois, as it closed.
A special thank you to the following LCC volunteers who came out Tuesday, Thursday, and Memorial Day to load and deliver donations that Good Shepherd shared with other ministries: