I had a Zoom meeting with my team from McHenry County Jail last night. The sad news is that we probably will not be able to go back in before the end of the year. No one-on-one counseling. No Bible study, No church services. I am heart broken 💔.
There is some good news though:
- There have been no Covid-19 cases at the jail.
2. We are looking into a mentorship program in conjunction with a correspondence type Bible study and sending notes of encouragement.
3. We will have more information next month.
Paula, Lead Chaplain, shared Psalm 135:1-13 at the beginning of the meeting:
1Praise the Lord!
Praise the name of the Lord;
Praise Him, O you servants of the Lord!
2 You who stand in the house of the Lord,
In the courts of the house of our God,
3 Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;
Sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant.
4 For the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself,
Israel for His special treasure.
5 For I know that the Lord is great,
And our Lord is above all gods.
6 Whatever the Lord pleases He does,
In heaven and in earth,
In the seas and in all deep places.
7 He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth;
He makes lightning for the rain;
He brings the wind out of His treasuries.
8 He destroyed the firstborn of Egypt,
Both of man and beast.
9 He sent signs and wonders into the midst of you, O Egypt,
Upon Pharaoh and all his servants.
10 He defeated many nations
And slew mighty kings—
11 Sihon king of the Amorites,
Og king of Bashan,
And all the kingdoms of Canaan—
12 And gave their land as a heritage,
A heritage to Israel His people.
13 Your name, O Lord, endures forever,
Your fame, O Lord, throughout all generations. – Psalm 135:1-13 NKJV