Share the Miracle
In this month’s newsletter, I want to encourage you to take advantage of an opportunity to get a more complete picture of what God has been doing inside the walls at Waupun Correctional Institution through the students that have now completed their freshman year. Our upcoming event on October 18 will allow us to share the miracle of God’s work though the many people involved with WIEA’s prison ministry.
Having been a part of WIEA from the beginning, I can tell you that none of us, alone, are that smart, talented, charismatic or wise enough to have made this idea a reality. This is why I am so excited about our first fundraising event, because it gives us the opportunity to share the stories of how God has made this happen, the students he has called, the never-before-done work required of Trinity International University, how leadership inside the prison and in the Department of Corrections has taken steps to bring hope and opportunity to those who often have none, and how inmates and their families are already being positively impacted. All this and the students have only completed their freshman year.
Lastly, questions often heard are, “Where in the United States did all of this begin? Who started it? What are the results?” We are honored to have Burl Cain, the former warden at Angola Prison in Louisiana, and the visionary man with the leadership to start something that many said couldn’t be done. Burl will be sharing some stories of those early days but also, he will be sharing his keen observations of prison reform from around the country as others are seeking answers to this pressing issue.
Thank you for your support which has come in the way of financial resources, prayers, connections and encouragement. We look forward to seeing you on October 18th where we can gratefully thank you, face to face.
Mike Murphy Co-President WIEA
Pray for a successful event on October 18, that all in attendance will generously open their hearts to our ministry by sharing their prayers, connections, and resources.
Pray for our advancing freshmen class as they move on to “upperclassman” status, that God continues to show them His will and they listen to His call and remain steadfast in their ministries.
Pray for our incoming freshmen, that they open themselves to God’s calling and allow his light to shine within them.
“Try to learn what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the worthless things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light.”