What Is Syndeo Ministries Up To?
We are so excited about all that is happening at Syndeo Ministries. Lots of progress is being made on the bunkhouse that will house 24 women who will become a part of the Syndeo Discipleship School. And skilled laborers and other volunteers from different churches have been coming week after week to work alongside side of us to prepare for all of the different ministry opportunities God is opening up.
The bunkhouse building is dried in, the siding is up, and the electricity and air conditioning system are in. The walls and ceiling have spray foam insulation, the dry wall and the taping and floating are done, and much of the painting is finished. Next steps include plumbing, building of bunks, bathrooms, trim, etc. We'd love help with that. So of you are interested in construction or funding the projects, please let us know.
Groups Working with Syndeo
College groups, women's groups, and youth groups come to Syndeo too. 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.
Summer Refresh Outreach
We went to 15 prison units in Texas that lack proper cleaning supplies or a simple cup in order to hydrate. It took 5 trips this year. And it was so different without the 100 volunteers that usually help us out. But thankfully the doors were opened to be able to take the small gift of bar soap and a plastic drinking cup. And you helped make it possible by gathering 9000 bars of soap and providing finances to purchase the cups.
Christmas In White Outreach Opportunity
The Christmas in White Outreach was a success as well. COVID-19 definitely put a few bumps in the road, including the limitation on product availability. Plus, we had to reschedule the 6 of the 15 units, because all of the team became sick. 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 hygiene products, Christmas cards, and Hershey Kisses to 9,000 women.
Churches all over the nation helped us to raise funds for this project. Plus, we received a donor match that helped so much to reach our goal. Thank you to everyone of you who helped 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. Please check out the list of items!
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. Interviews and conferences have pretty much been via Zoom or some other on-line format. Anyone interested in having Hannah and Larry speak can just email us, and 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 800 women who are involved. The studies go out to every woman who requests them about three to four times a year. Each woman who participates also receives a handwritten holiday card with Scripture and encouraging words for 5 holidays during the year. Since this has grown so quickly, churches have signed up for particular holidays, and do the holiday card writing. It's a really neat opportunity! Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 need a lot of help here! 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