Throughout our communities you will find Christmas trees with “angel” tags, listing the name of a needy child. This is a wonderful ministry and many families include blessing another family as a part of their Christmas celebration.
Another important Angel Tree ministry is that of Prison Fellowship. This ministry provides gifts for children in the name of his or her incarcerated parent.
We have been alerted by Claudia Riner of Christ Is King Baptist Church that while nearly 4,000 Angel Tree children in Kentucky have been adopted through the Prison Fellowship ministry, there are yet 1600 who need a sponsor. Claudia involves her church in this ministry and asked us to pass the word about this need.
To learn more about the ministries of Prison Fellowship, go to www.prisonfellowship.org. The web address for the Angel Tree ministry of Prison Fellowship is www.angeltree.org. Mary Hamelin is the contact person for this area. You can reach her at: 571-252-6833 or (800) 55-ANGEL, extension 6833.
As Claudia said in her email: “Even if a $15 Walmart card could be mailed with a Gospel tract (Angel Tree provides the tracts without charge) to a child from his or her incarcerated parent, that would be wonderful.”