As part of our Peace & Justice Ministry at my church, we participated in baking cookies for a
Kairos Retreat to be held this week at a state prison.
We were one of four churches who baked.
We were given prison approved recipes that had to be precisely followed
and bagged in a certain way. Or they wouldn't accept them.
We were given instructions to pray for the prisoners, guards and wardens
while we prepped, baked and bagged the cookies.
We prayed that the love of Jesus touch the hearts of the cookie recipients and may
that love flow to the general population of prisoners.
Our combined incredibly high goal was 36,000 cookies.
We new it was unattainable but we did our best!
My church baked 1,452 cookies!
The total combined number of baked cookies was approximately 4,800 cookies!
This was our first year joining this ministry so we were thrilled with this outcome!
It was a small dent into the high goal, but we were pleased.
I baked 9 dozen peanut butter cookies.
We've been asked to participate again for their next Kairos Retreat in the fall.
Perhaps we'll set a goal of 2,000 or more from our church this time.
Please remember to pray for the prisoners in your state correctional facilities!