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The Church Behind Bars Movement 2017 Results

2 Prisons… 1 Team:
* 83 made decisions made for Christ
* 323 rededicated their lives
* 383 asked for further contact
* 12 months produced 75 graduates, who became thoroughly trained as leaders and mentors.
* Out of 100 women, 60 of them graduated, and 9 others received a certificate of participation.
Out of 30 men, 15 graduated, and 9 others received a certificate of participation.

One of our women graduates wrote a drama about Ez. 37- The Valley of Dry Bones that was presented at graduation. There were nine bone piles, each representing one of the areas of service in the church: PREACHERS, TEACHERS, WORSHIPERS, MUSICIANS, EVANGELISTS, INTERCESSORS, TESTIMONIES, HOSPITALITY and ADMINISTRATORS.

At the end of the drama, each person covered in bones stood up and saluted. Together they shouted, "WE ARE THE CHURCH BEHIND BARS!"

The narrator then told all the Department of Corrections represented at graduation: "In the beginning none of us knew what we were signing up for or what to expect. At first, we thought Reverends Tony, Debbie and Robin and all the volunteers were like all the other ministries that come to teach us. CBB did teach us a lot, but they also uncovered us. Like the bones in Ezekiel 37, God knew what they were and what their potential was. God saw us, what we were and what our potential was too. When these beautiful people pack up and return home, the Church Behind Bars will still be here. Let us not forget as we enter a new year, WE are the Church Behind Bars."

Transformation has genuinely happened…
A former volunteer chaplain recently said, "Debbie, I worked with these inmates for several years and have not seen the heart change until CBB... Their attitudes and countenance have changed. They have learned the meaning of forgiveness, mercy and compassion from the Lord and for one another. They are learning to put others first and live unto the Lord. They have truly gone through a transformation."


They have discovered WHO they are...
*  It's mind blowing how God is breaking though each and every one of us...He is tapping into every bit of talent and gifts that He has given us.
*  CBB has shown me that you can be free even behind the gates of barbed wire. Prison, my past and my charges do not make me who I am. God made me; I'm a child of Christ and finally free to hit the ground running as a conqueror in Jesus Christ's army.
*  CBB has trained us up to be warriors in the Kingdom and be true servants of God to continue in this prison.
*  I’VE NEVER LOVED MYSELF, MUCH LESS EVER LIKED MYSELF. Now because I know Jesus is in me, and how He sees me, I feel love for me for the first time—EVER!
*  No person has ever known the depth of self-loathing and shame that I have walked in… But guess what? It’s gone!
*  I’ve learned how to have my own experience (daily) with Jesus Christ.
*  I’ve learned how to listen for His voice.
*  I’ve learned how Christ sees me spiritually, and BOY! Am I beautiful!
*  I’ve learned that He gave me gifts to use to help others see Him.
*  I’ve learned how to operate as part of a body, rather than flopping around on my own.
*  I’ve learned how much difference it makes when I encourage someone, compliment them or thank them.
*  I’ve learned to more I speak positive to people, the more people want to listen.
*  I’ve learned that people often just want someone to listen to them.
*  I’ve learned that conflicts are fewer and further between when there’s love instead of offense.
*  I’ve learned that I am a bride of Jesus Christ and words fail to describe the difference in me because of it!
*  For uncovering me, dusting off all the debris life has piled on me over the years…for having hearts for Jesus and coming here this past year jut for us, THANK YOU!

Now they have an assignment and a mission field…
*  We understand the importance of going out to minister to the lost, the hurting, abandoned, lonely, oppressed, depressed, the widows, diseased, homeless, abused and the broken hearted- all in LOVE
*  We know others in this prison are depending on us! They are broken, hungry people and it's up to us to give them what we have received.
 This is the first time we are seeing ministry happening outside of the Chapel. We realize that we have been equipped to BE the Church.


What separates Church Behind Bars from Prison Ministry of the past?

*  Other prison ministries came to feed us fish, but CBB has taught us to fish!
*  Prison ministries in the past came to "save" people, which is cool, but what do you do after that? CBB has equipped us for service!
*  In the beginning nobody knew what to expect from CBB, or they didn't want to get comfortable and then be let down. As time went by however, a foundation was built and everyone welcomed change.
 I've never been able to get up in front of others and talk. So now to be able to publicly read the Word and not care what others think is amazing.

It has taken many people to accomplish such an enormous assignment! Through the faithfulness of intercessors, financial partners, volunteers, and the CBB staff, God’s baby was not only born, but a Church Behind Bars has emerged from the shadows and taken its place in the ranks!

Thank you for going with us through your prayers and financial support! The Kingdom is BIGGER because of your partnership! As we come to a close in 2017, know that this is only the beginning of something GREAT! As these leaders break out of the stereotype that prisoners can't change, and can't fulfill their God-given assignment, they are destined to change their part of the world.

Will you consider donating to "CBB 2018" as we continue God's Movement Behind Bars! 

We can't do this without your help.

 

 

 

 

Anonymous

2018-06-23 03:10:29

To honor Pastor Bruce Minor

Anonymous

2018-06-08 01:50:38

Gift to honor Pastor Bruce Minor

Carolyn Doty

2017-11-28 17:03:58

I was so touched by your newsletter; tears came to my eyes. I am so thankful for what God has done through you; thank you for being willing to serve. Love you, Carolyn

Robin L DHaillecourt

2017-11-28 13:40:20

Praise you Lord! May your name be lifted High in CBB!

Stephen J Hiller

2017-11-28 13:04:31

God bless.

randy j johnson

2017-02-13 20:13:17

God is so awesome, Go raise up leaders that will crush hell for a living every single day and rescue their prison for the Lord. there are men and women of destiny just waiting for this!

Anonymous

2016-08-03 22:40:46

Way to go Healing Wings! This is how we spread the gospel - to EVERYONE!

Gateway on Mount Zion

2016-08-02 17:06:36

Thank you to all those in our family who believe in this Prison Initiative and believe in us at Healing Wings!

Dave Schimmel

2016-08-02 17:04:25

Thank you for sending us into the field through your generous gift!

Marty & Dana Mattson

2016-07-13 22:43:45

Thank you for sowing seed!

Carolyn Doty

2016-06-08 04:27:01

Thank you for helping build this church!

Update #1
April 25, 2017, 11:34 am

We need funds to print more curriculum manuals. Every month there are more people who sign up for this movement! In addition, because of many who have been transferred, God is scattering His church & other prisons are requesting CBB in their prisons.... only God! Just like the disciples were scattered, and spread the Gospel, these transferred interns are spreading the Good News!
Please donate today by clicking on our donate button!

We've just launched the 2nd quarter of Church Behind Bars Movement.
Here's the short version: It was amazingly F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!!! Thank you!

Here's a longer version:
The last day in the women's prison, the Lord unleashed HIs vengeance on the devil by bursting into our midst!  Amy had the privilege of anointing all of the women as they came in.  The fragrance of the oil delighted the girls....a simple but profound encounter with the King.  She observed a sister on the front row with her foot out of her shoe.  Amy asked if she could pray for her injury.  Her foot had been fractured a year ago but because of several transfers, she was never seen by a doctor to have it casted.  To add insult to injury, she has a disorder in her nervous system that capitalizes on any assault to the body to cause nerves to overreact.  The burning sensation steals her sleep and  punishes her for donning her shoe much less walking.  As Amy prayed, the burning disappeared and her range of motion began returning as she moved her ankle in faith.  Before long, the ankle was fully restored!  Another sister received healing for her fractured wrist (another one waiting for her appointment to be casted).  These brave recipients took the mic and shared their testimony.  The room erupted with rejoicing and immediately lines formed when the team called them up for prayer.  More healings followed, along with 2 deliverances. 

I prayed for a woman with a chronic degenerative foot disease that instantly healed after walking her through the process of forgiving herself.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain and Cancer pain reduced 50% as the evening closed (believing it was continuing to diminish as she proclaimed her identity); Broken hearts mended and joy restored.  The women danced their way out into the compound FULL!  

We also learned that over the last few months, there have been 7 women up early every morning praying out on the yard.  This small group is up to 40 now and they have led 5 to the Lord because of their presence out there.  The are truly the Church, indigenous missionaries on assignment to advance the Kingdom of Heaven. 
Thank you for sending us to the least of these!

Update #2
March 21, 2017, 11:55 pm

Thank you all very much for all your prayers and support! We are very happy to report that Church Behind Bars Prison Initiative launch in January and February was a success! Your prayers that have gone before us and accompanied us were felt, and I assure you made the difference in the outcome of our launch.

Our teams were met with much anticipation and expectation from the inmates signed up for the leadership training. As the year progresses, we know this level of expectation will only grow. Praise God! We were very pleased with the results of January and February, as we saw an average of 142 inmates attend the leadership sessions each day in the afternoons and an evening attendance of 350 to 400 for the ministry concerts and programs at night between the two units.

Based on the response cards that were filled out each night and collected in January, we had:

11 Salvations - These need to be followed up by the Chaplaincy Department and preferably through the Church Behind Bars inmate leadership. This is what we are trying to develop for the future so that the inmate community recognizes their responsibility to their peers and stop relying on the outside church to do that work.

72 Rededicated their lives to Christ - This group needs to be engaged so that they can get more involved in the Chapel programs and grow in their faith so that they can help the other inmates who are looking for some good life building skills to succeed in life. The Church Behind Bars will be encouraged to get involved in this area as well.

38 Requested Additional Information - Solid Rock Ministries will be sending additional information to those who wanted to know more and direct them to the chapel programs for future growth in the Lord.

These men and women are thirsty, and God has so much that He wants to bless them with. I get excited just thinking about it. In addition to the three-day sessions we have with them each month, each inmate (leader in training) was given a training manual. This manual is chalked full of God’s truth, love, and life, that it will propel them into a deeper relationship and understanding of who they are and what they are a part of “The Church Behind Bars”.

Your partnership and involvement have made a huge impact on what will be a phenomenal life changing year for each of these believers and warriors for Christ.

Thank you again for your financial gifts and heart for God’s sons and daughters that have all been forgotten by our society. Please keep supporting us as we cannot do this alone! We need you! We still have 9 more months to cover financially for ourselves and for four pastors we are bringing in to help instruct and minister.

On behalf of the inmates we serve, we say thank you for making the launch of this Church Behind Bars a success. You are an important part of spiritual history and we pray you reap a great reward for your sacrifice.

Update #3
January 24, 2017, 5:39 pm

We launch in 2 days... please consider donating to this 12 month initiative! 

Hi Everyone! 
The Healing Wings Team departs early tomorrow morning to launch the Church Behind Bars Initiative! We have been at a fast pace for such a long time preparing for this huge Kingdom assignment!
Please join our team through your prayers, as we cannot do this without the prayers of the saints!
We will be updating our Healing Wings Facebook page often, as well as utilizing Facebook live. In order to be a part of our video efforts, you must go to our page: https://www.facebook.com/HealingWingsMinistries/  and  click on the follow button! While you're at it, please "like" us as well!

We love you all! Thanks for going with us through your prayers and donations!
Randy, Debbie and Robin

P.S. We are still raising money for this 12 month initiative! Please consider giving today!

Thank you!

Update #4
December 30, 2016, 12:06 pm

 

This Revolutionary Assignment in 2017 
Will BUILD Something Great!

Let's create breakthrough in the inmate culture that goes beyond meeting only spiritual needs. Our goal is to see Believers empowered in prison to minister freedom to the captives themselvesAs indigenous missionaries, they will be discipled to shift the culture around them, and effectively deposit the transformational love and grace of God. 

Let's Make God Famous in Prison!

Will you join our "construction crew" and help us build something great as you allocate your year-end giving?
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2017 the "Church Behind Bars" Initiative
2 Prisons -- 12 Months -- 144 Equipping Sessions
 

--Let's flood the incarcerated world by breaking the dams of Living Water within these vessels!  
--Let's empower the saints to shine beams of hope within the walls!  

Let's make God famous!  
LET'S BUILD SOMETHING GREAT TOGETHER!

Will you make a contribution today? 
Your tax deductible donation must be postmarked by December 31st! 

Update #5
October 11, 2016, 2:08 pm

A Church Behind Bars Update: by Robin D'Haillecourt
WE'RE CASTING THE NET! 

Our fundraising efforts continue for the "Church Behind Bars" Prison Initiative in 2017. Beloved we are asking you to partner with us through your prayers and finances.  We have not hit our mark with the needed funding at this point and time, and we need your help. This has been a very tedious and time consuming season as we continue to work on the curriculum that will groom these leaders to become champions. Currently, we are gathering resources, people and materials, as well as, networking with the prisons and other ministries. WE ARE GETTING SOOOO EXCITED!!!!
 
Matthew 4:19~ "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men'"
 
 Jesus invited simple ordinary men to follow Him and to  begin establishing His Kingdom. The disciples had no idea  of what they were about to be a part of! Their vision was  limited and their thinking was earthbound. They believed    the Messiah would establish His Kingdom on earth like  most earthly kingdoms had previously done. 
   
 Nevertheless, Jesus looked into the hearts of these  ordinary men and saw potential. He looked into their future  to see a world turned upside down by these sold out laid down lives! Jesus spent the next 3 years investing in His disciples by teaching them the reality of His Kingdom. He planted seeds of truth that would later explode within them and bring forth revelation, anointing, and power. Their new found identity and mission, would then propel them into the world to fulfill all they were commissioned to do.
 
Jesus still calls out to ordinary people to continue the work He started over 2000 years ago.  His invitation still echoes loudly to all who will respond.  Each soul is a living stone that becomes a part of God's church.  For God's church is not made of man- made material, but is made of each one of us who has given our life to the Lord. 
 
Healing Wings Ministries and Solid Rock Ministry have responded to the call to GO into the prisons and raise up leaders.  Each soul responding to God's invitation, will go forth proclaiming Jesus Christ, and establish His Kingdom in that prison!  Together as His church, they will overcome the darkness that looms within those prison walls. We believe those prisons will never be the same!
 
We look to launch this initiative in January of 2017, and the time is drawing near.  Would you prayerfully consider supporting The Church Behind Bars with a monthly, quarterly or one time financial gift?  We cannot do this without each one of you, but together we can pool God's resources and finance this Kingdom building initiative.  

CAN WE COUNT ON YOUR SUPPORT?

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