Due to the Coronavirus, until further notice, Kairos Prison Ministry International is suspending all Kairos events and meetings. This includes State meetings, Team meetings, Continuing Ministry events, Advisory Council meetings and training, and Weekends. At the same time the state of North Carolina has suspended all visitation and volunteer work for 30 days beginning March 16.Please continue to be in prayer and remember “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6
Let’s join together virtually in daily prayer for our nation and world to be rid of this virus and for protection of people and the healing of our land. Pray for our health care professionals and emergency personnel on the front lines. Pray for our national and world leaders. Pray for the churches to be the body of Christ as He has called us to be. Pray for Kairos and the wonderful ministry God has given us. Pray for the people infected by this virus and healing of their bodies. Pray that the virus is fully contained quickly and the spreading stops. Pray for each other.
Let’s all pray during the day continually but let’s challenge ourselves to join in prayer as a Kairos Family around the world at 8 am, noon, and 8 pm daily wherever you are and whatever time zone to lift all this up to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Call a Kairos friend or two and pray with them. Pray individually. It’s Time to PRAY, Kairos!
Evelyn Lemly CEO Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc.
What is Kairos? (Pronounced "Ki - Ros" (rhymes with "high dose") and means "God's Special Time")
Kairos is a Christian, lay-led, ecumenical, volunteer, international prison ministry in which men and women volunteers bring Christ's love and forgiveness to incarcerated individuals and to their families. Kairos consists of three programs: the Men's and Women's Ministry, begun in 1976, Kairos Outside, begun in 1991, and Kairos Torch, begun in 1997.
The Men's and Women's Kairos Inside Prison Mnistry addresses the spiritual needs of prisoners. Kairos volunteers go into prisons in teams of 30 to 40 to pray, share the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, share meals, and fellowship with the incarcerated on a one-to-one basis. The first visit is a three-day event, during which time the team teaches a short introductory course on Christianity. Subsequent visits are monthly 2 hour evening reunions with the prisoners which occur over a twelve-month period as well as a weekly meeting with the inmates for "Prayer and Share".
Kairos Outside provides spiritual healing to families of the incarcerated who often feel that they too are "doing time." Spouses, and other female relatives and friends of prisoners meet with teams of Kairos volunteers to share their faith and gain strength from Christian community.
Kairos Torch provides a ministry to youthful offenders which is the most rapidly growing segment of the prison system. This branch of Kairos has developed due to the fact that, to be successful, ministry to our youth (13 to 19 years of age) needs to have a very different tone than our methods directed toward adult offenders.
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