What Is Syndeo Ministries Up To?
We are so excited about all that is happening at Syndeo Ministries. Skilled laborers and other volunteers from different churches have been coming to work alongside of us to prepare for all of the different ministry opportunities God is opening up.
Lots of progress is being made on the bunkhouse to enable more women to be a part of the Syndeo Discipleship School. The bunkhouse building is dried in, the siding is up, and the electricity and air conditioning system are in.
The electrical fixtures are in and most of the painting is finished. Next steps include plumbing, placing tile, bathrooms, and trim. We could definitely use some help with that. So of you are interested in tiling, or some of these other construction skills, please let us know.
Groups Working with Syndeo
College groups, men's groups, women's groups, and youth groups come to Syndeo. We always have stuff to do. The ministry is growing by leaps and bounds, so if your church is looking for a stateside missions outreach, feel free to contact us, and let's get you on the schedule!
Summer Refresh Outreach
Summer Refresh is one of two large outreaches we do each year. The summer outreach is called "Summer Refresh" because we try to help the women get some reprieve from the summer heat, since there is no AC in most Texas prison units.
We went to 17 Texas prison units in summer of 2022, taking soap, shampoo, and ankle socks (to replace the mandatory wool knee-highs) to over 10,000 women. Click here to read more about the summer outreach.
Christmas In White Outreach Opportunity
Our second annual outreach, Christmas in White, is always a huge success, providing gifts of hygiene products, since the Texas prison system provides only meager items. Just like everywhere else in the world , COVID-19 definitely adds some hiccups, including the limitation on product availability. But now more than ever, with the pandemic and extended lockdowns, the women in prison need to know they are not forgotten. So we were so thankful to be able to distribute these gifts and Christmas cards to 10,000 women.
Churches all over the nation helped us to raise funds for this project. Thank you to everyone of you who help to make this happen!
Did you know you can collect these items throughout the year? You can! And we can definitely use your help. According to prison policy, each woman needs to receive the same items. And it's a pretty big task to provide so many items to this large number of women requiring the exact same item. Find out how you can help and get involved by clicking here.
Speaking Engagements and Conferences
As always, it has been a complete honor to be a guest speaker at a number of conferences this year. And you know, the look of conferences is different now. We've participated in some in-person conferences, have done many podcasts, or interviewed via different on-line formats. Anyone interested in having Hannah and Larry speak can just email us. We would be happy to schedule an event with you.
Quarterly Bible Studies to Women in Prison
Did you know we provide Bible Studies to ladies in prison? Hannah started a Bible Study with two ladies and now there are over 1,000 women who are involved. The studies go out to every woman who requests them about three times a year. Each woman who participates also receives handwritten holiday cards with Scripture and encouraging words during 5 different holidays, and at various times throughout the year. Since this has grown so quickly, churches have signed up for particular holidays, and do the holiday card writing. This is a really neat opportunity and a great way for women to get involved from the comfort of their home, or as an outreach of women's ministry! Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Syndeo Sister Pen Pal Program
Speaking of opportunity, how would you like to be a Pen Pal and help us disciple these ladies through Syndeo Ministries' Syndeo Sister "Pen Pal" program. We really need a lot of help here! The number of women in our Bible Study Program has grown so much, and we need mentors! If you are a woman over 18 years of age, you can sign up on our quick sign up page. Once you do, you will receive the guidelines in an email. After you return the email and agree to the guidelines, you will be connected to your "Pen Pal." We would also love for you to do the Bible Study your Syndeo Sister is doing. It's a great way to disciple, plus it gives you ideas of what to talk about.
Being a Syndeo Sister "Pen Pal" is more of a ministry of encouragement. Not all of the women in prison have money to buy stamps, and it is possible some of them are unable to write back. Since so many of these women feel forgotten, they still need to receive encouragement and know they are remembered. Please prayerfully consider being part of this selfless ministry.
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OUR MINISTRY IS BASED ON THIS VERSE
Remember those in prison as if you were bound with them!
Hebrews 13:3 NIV
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SYNDEO (Greek) Bound with them
This word has two meanings:
1. bound in chains; to a prisoner, as a prisoner
2. bound, connected in heart, as all believers should be