"WHEN I WAS IN PRISON YOU VISITED ME"
We had an interesting turn of events this week. During a visit about Ladies' Bible Study on Tuesday, a group member was able to talk with Angela's neighbors (whom we've met on a few occasions). They told Julia that Angela, the resident we adopted) was in jail.
Our heart is breaking for Angela, as numerous attempts to contact her have fallen through, save the one time we were able to introduce ourselves in person. Our hope is that through this experience she will experience God's mercy and love.
Two of us had planned to visit her this morning (Fri) in the Meck. Co. Jail, but after getting up early and hunting around on the internet, it seems that her visitation day was yesterday (!!!). I called the jail, and she cannot receive phone calls (or messages). Her release date is TBD, most likely when she has a court hearing. We can find hearing information online, so that's a start. We can also check to see if her visitation day changes.
After seeking some counsel and making some calls, our next step is to write a letter from the group as an effort to reach out, tell her we're praying for her, ask if she has any needs, and give her some encouragement (as well as a phone number). We will work on coordinating a visit next Thursday, at which point she will have received the letter and will have more of a frame of reference for who we are and why we seem to be stalking her. :) I'm going to send the letter today.
Stalking for Jesus. Who knew? Jesus. Oh yeah.
In territory previously unknown,