OJPM’s mission and purpose is to bring the Good News to those who are incarcerated. Along with that comes encouragement, hope, peace, and love.
We should all be concerned and informed regarding major issues in our country and looking for ways to address those issues. However, we should not, will not, allow anything to get us off track in this incredible ministry. As board members, we will endeavor to the keeping “The Main Thing, The Main Thing”….reaching inmates for Christ.
With all the drama going on around us, Covid 19, racial strife, fires out west, hurricanes in the Gulf, the Supreme Court vacancy, and now our President and his wife testing positive, it is no wonder that we can become anxious and distracted.
We will always have turmoil in the world. God said so. But He also said to have hope, for He has overcome the world. (Matthew 16:33 New King James version)
Our main objective and purpose in living out our life as Christians should be to bring glory to God, to please Him, to bring a smile to His face, and yes, even to have the honor of blessing Him. This should be our goal, our mission above all else. As Christians and members of OJPM, this goal should be reflected in everything we do, what we say, how we respond, how we act, and even how we think.
Though we have the Holy Spirit’s power living in us, we occasionally sin. The good news is that through Godly sorrow and with the help of others, we can move on and continue to seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Because nothing happens without God allowing it or willing it, and because God has a perfect plan and loves us unconditionally, we are to be anxious for nothing. (Phil 4:6, Eph. 3:20). In fact, we are to give thanks in ALL things! (1st Thess. 5:18).
Thank you for being an invaluable part of this ministry that ministers to men, women, and children who are hidden away from society, most without hope, without Jesus. What a joy it is to co-minister with you!!
George Rennix, President