Jerry & Carol Thorne - ArkLight Ministries, LLC Jail Ministry
2018 Annual Meeting
A public presentation of the Oceana County Jail Ministry will be held on June 19, 2018 at the New Era Bible Church, 8308 S. Oceana Dr. New Era. A reception starts at 6:00 p.m. with a catered meal at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7:00 p.m. The program will 1) include an update from the Oceana County Sheriff's K-9 Unit and 2) an overview of Christian leadership programs and youth/family camping opportunities offered at Grace Adventures. Director Steve Prudhomme will lead this presentation. The main purpose of the Annual Meeting is to update the public of ministry programs in the Mason and Oceana County Jails. This will be given by ministry workers and describe efforts to reach out to inmates and their families with programs like Angel Tree, Christian leadership training and Reentry Assistance. An RSVP is requested. There is no charge for the meal but freewill offerings will be taken. Please respond by June 15, call (231)425-3693 for information and reservations.
Over many years the
OCJM has offered Angel Tree Program and Summer
Camp Scholarships to inmate children. The Board has also offered limited Reentry Assistance to inmates when they first got out. This included transportation, personal and work supplies, clothing, housing and food. Financial support has come from many churches, individuals and private businesses. Examples include the Roy Price Family Outreach Fund, the Oceana Community Foundation Youth Fund, and recently the William Lathers Charity Trust. For all designated donors we are very thankful.
Summer Outdoor Worship Services/Events
This will be the 29th year for summer outdoor worship at Yogi Bear Jellystone Campground in Silver Lake. The OCJM worship team is organizing ten Sunday services starting July 1 and ending September 2, 2018. The public services start at 10:00 a.m. and are conducted at the pavilion behind the camp store.
"Our Kids Got Talent" competition is being organized again this year
for Sunday, July 22, at Rotary Park in Ludington, starting at 3:30 p.m. Awards will be given for best
performances. A freewill offering will
be taken to support our ministry at Mason County Jail. Volunteers are needed to assist the
participants, audience and to judge the talent entries.
Annual Meeting: Pray for God to receive the glory for all that has been and is being done through this ministry! Pray for God to bring those who have a heart for those who need to meet Jesus and be set free.
Mason County Jail: Pray for this ministry and out OCJM workers assisting in it.
More Workers/Speakers: Pray for God to bring more ministers/speakers to share the Gospel on a rotating basis. Pray especially for more bilingual ministry workers.
For MDOC Prison Mail Changes: New rules for prisoner mail has severely restricted what can be sent to inmates. Mail is being denied, which is demoralizing to the prisoners and frustrating to those in correspondence ministry.
Prayer list for the week of June 17, 2018
New This Week
*Barb Knudsen - lung cancer diagnosis
*Sylvia Griffin - heart cath. on June 20
*Stratton's grandson Alex Miller -health issues
*Dykhouse’s son Dennis - health issues
*Jade Oquist - newly pregnant and on bedrest.
*We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Nancy Smedley, Jessica Houghton's guardian and friend. The memorial service will be held here on Friday, June 22 @ 11 am
*The memorial service for Pat Volz who went home to be with the Lord in February will be held at First Baptist Church of Pentwater on Monday, June 25 at 11 am with a lunch to follow.
*On Monday, June 25 from
5-8 pm at Big Boy, a benefit dinner will be held for Kat Devers, Nikki's mom who has been diagnosed with Chronic Lung Disease. Tickets are $12.99 and proceeds will go towards the financial burden on her and the family.
Family Prayer List
Al & Cindy Grycki
Eric & Jenn Grycki Family
Mary Jane Haas
Tom & Kari Hallead Family
Mark & Rebecca Hamilton Family
Mike & Karen Hamilton
Demas & Christina Hammerle Family
Lisa Haner Family
Terry & Margene Hankwitz
Jack & Char Harper
Roy & Dawna Harper Family
Joe & Karen Hasselbalch
John & Christina Hendricks Family
Ricky & Randi Hendrickson Family
Ron & Beth Henrickson
Joe & Ida Hernandez
For a complete list of Prayer Requests, pick up a sheet in the literature rack behind the Welcome Center.