Most of my time is spent working hard to help others. In ministry itís volunteering in the local jail as a chaplain. In business itís spent developing voter information software that I hope will change the face of politics.
Ministry at the jail focuses on a unit (also known as a Ďpodí or cell block) of thirty-one inmates who participate in classes designed to teach them to live responsibly. As a Christian ministry it has been very effective in the lives of hundreds of inmates over its ten year existence.
Last year the jail ministry had a setback. Due to complaints from Muslim inmates the jail administration decided to change our ĎGod Podí ministry to a secular Responsible Living Unit. Later those complaints became the basis for a lawsuit backed by the ACLU. Our volunteers are no longer allowed to preach the Gospel message.
We want our God Pod back. Iíve been working with attorneys who focus on defending the religious rights of Christians. Weíve drafted a proposal that will be presented to the jail administration. We believe it to be an effective plan that will protect the jail from lawsuits from other groups and will protect Christians who rely on that ministry to better their lives.
My dilemma is that while Iím always willing to help I have a hard time accepting help from others. But Iíve learned that I canít do this alone.
Right now your financial help is needed. Without it I may not be able to continue to do what Iím doing. I believe that the day-to-day work in the jail is important and also that the effort to get our God Pod back is even more important.
I canít do it without your help. Please consider clicking the link below and donating whatever you can so that I can continue to help troubled men who want to better their lives.
Thank you for your support and your prayers in these difficult times.
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