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"...I was in prison and you visited me." Matthew 25.36

The Kairos Prison Ministry team will be returning to Kershaw State Prison for a Cookie Run Evangelism Event on December 15, 2018. The cookies are needed by Thursday, December 13.

Types of Cookies:

Dropped cookies, rolled cookies or bar cookies. Size should be no larger than 3 inches in diameter. Small cookies do not break as easily as large cookies. Please do not make thin crisp cookies, as they break and cannot be used. Do not add toppings, frostings, or powdered sugar to decorate. It is easier to stack plain cookies. Cookies can be made ahead of time and frozen. Store bought "Deli Style" cookies are perfectly fine to donate. While you are preparing the cookies, we ask that you pray for the people who will eat them.

Packaging:

Let the cookies cool completely. Place them in clear containers or plastic bags. Please write on the bag or packaging what kind of cookies are enclosed.

Cookies may be left in the basket on the table located in the breezeway between the Sanctuary and Educational buildings.

At the end of the day, the team participating in the Kairos weekend takes a bag of homemade cookies to each person in their dorm, cottage, or cell block. Residents who have already experienced a Kairos weekend will bag the cookies each day and enclose a verse of scripture in the bags. These cookies tell the residents that someone who doesn't even know them still cares enough to give a part of themselves - the time it takes to bake the cookies - without wanting something in return. Such selflessness is often a unique experience for them. Most inmates in our prison system are takers, not givers. This brief experience of freely sharing something of value has a powerful affect. Your part in the Kairos ministry is as important as anything else done during the weekend. Who knows what heart will be touched and what lives changed by your act of love. Many residents say they came for the cookies, but found Christ!

Homemade cookies are a tangible expression of God's unconditional love and an indication of His concern for a group of people who seldom encounter love in the course of their daily lives. Your sacrifice allows the Light of God's grace to shine into the darkest corners of a prison unit. May God bless you for the gift of your baking.

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