We are a non-profit volunteer-staffed organization. Any financial support is much appreciated. Our financial support comes only from the giving from friends, love offerings, fundraising and New Hope Community Church Missions; we receive no government funding. (A report of last year's ministry services and expenses are included below.) Our most essential need of support is prayer. We appreciate intercessory prayer for God’s protection, provision and His will to be revealed to us. We also invite the support of volunteers. Below are some of the ways that you can become involved in our ministry.
Student Sponsorship Program
Through your sponsorship to a student, either inmate or ex-inmate, you will be able to help provide resources to their discipleship. This could be a one-time sponsorship offering with no further obligation. Or, if you desire, we could give you periodic updates on the student’s progress. If you wish to be a pen pal friend and offer your encouragement, that would also be an option and our P.O. box would be used for your privacy. For those who are ex-inmates that have had a desire to reach out to inmates, this could be an opportunity to freely give what you have freely received.
Pen Pal Discipleship
For those who enjoy writing and investing in the lives of others, this is an excellent opportunity. Most inmates receive very little mail, especially from family. You can provide much encouragement while discipling through correspondence at the same time. You can have much influence to the change that will take place in an inmate before he is released. Your correspondence discipleship can make a difference in an inmate’s life that would have a ripple effect upon many in the prison as well as in society when the inmate leaves.
Aftercare Ministry Needs
When inmates are released from prison, in many cases they have no family support, no place to live, no furniture and belongings nor any clothes beside what they take with them. You can assist in the needs of these individuals by donating used clothing, furniture, food, automobile or other needs. All donations are tax deductible.
The Following information contains:
* Our ministry report for 2012
* Our ministry in review since 2004 until 2009!
2012 Ministry in Review
Your prayers, support, and encouragement have contributed to what God has done in this ministry through last year. We thank you and we praise God! The following information reflects the activities and ministry provided to those we have ministered to, with a total expense of $7,928.07
Note: Over 140 Bible study meetings throughout the year.
U Weekly Bible Study at New Hope Manor (8 Avg. attendance)
U Over 900 letters to inmates (County, State & Federal Prisons)
U Approximately 100 inmates received on-going (more than 3) pen pal correspondence
U Over 180 Birthday cards sent
U Over 120 inmates participated in Correspondence Bible or Overcomer’s Discipleship
U Approximately 400 newsletters sent or given each quarter
U Approximately 75 Christian books, specialty Bibles purchased & several boxes of donated books/Bibles distributed to prison chapels.
U Female Population at Mercer County Correctional Center
Over 429 Attendees in weekly Bible study 39 Bible studies held
U Ministry at Salem County Correctional Center
125 total attendees in 20 Bible studies. About 4 individual counseling sessions
U Monthly Bible study at New Person Center¸ Reading PA (12 Avg. attendance, 2 houses)
U Over 4,000 transportation miles provided to meet for discipleship/meetings, activities, visit or pick up at prison take to church or to other places of need
U Used clothing donated/purchased for several ex-inmates
U Direct contact/support to over 100 ex-inmates through the year
Men’s Purity Ministry
U Bi-weekly Men of Purity meetings. (5 avg. attendance)
U Transportation provided to the Pure life Ministries Conference
U Support and counseling specifically for purity provided by Ed and Mel
Ministry Expenses Breakdown
2012 Total Contributions $5,875.00 Ministry Expenses $7,928.07
Discipleship : Postage 1,911.00
Aftercare Ministry: Transportation 1,794.38
Operating Expenses : Newsletter 747.36
Operating Expenses : Phone/Internet 761.93
Operating Expenses : Office Supplies 653.26
Discipleship : Books/Resources 685.58
Aftercare Ministry : Social Activities 369.25
Operating Expenses : Adv./Website 145.38
Discipleship : Literature Supplies 418.88
Men's Purity Ministry : Transportation 174.96
Aftercare Ministry : (Benevolence) 64.38
Operating Expenses : Postage Box Fee 76.00
Men's Purity Ministry : Books/Resources 63.95
Total Expense Categories $7,928.07
Friendship Ministry Report
The following information reflects the activities and ministry provided to those we have ministered to during the incorporation with New Hope Community Church in July 2004 through to December 2009.
* Over 2,250 letters written to inmates. Over 500 inmates replied to & received correspondence
* Over 175 inmates participated in Correspondence Bible or Overcomers Discipleship
(51 students currently) 69 graduates of the Bible Discipleship Program as of 7-11-2010
* Over 7,500 quarterly newsletters sent to inmates, ex-inmates, friends and supporters
* Over 400 books, specialty Bibles and study helps sent to inmates and discipleship students
* Over 300 Bibles given to inmates at MCCC or sent through the mail
* Over 1,100 inmates in female population have attended weekly groups or individual sessions
* Over 2,600 inmates in male population have attended 2 weekly groups or individual sessions
* Over 26,000 miles of transportation provided to ex-inmates or others in need
* Direct contact/support to over 120 ex-inmates
Phone support, counseling, get-togethers, activities & picnics in addition to providing food, clothing and other immediate needs.
* Over 40 meetings to New Person Center, transition house in Reading PA. Avg attendance of 12
* Over 250 weekly Bible study meetings at New Hope Manor. Avg. attendance of 10
* 2 vehicles donated to ex-inmates
* Weekly intercessory prayer for every person & ministry we are in contact with
* Daily intercession for those with urgent prayer needs and/or prayer cover. Many prayers answered!!