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 25 women transitioning out of prison, who will become a part of Syndeo Discipleship School. Skilled laborers from different churches are coming to Syndeo Ranch, and are helping us to build as funds are donated. The building is dried in, the siding is up, and the air conditioning system is in. We don't have the electricity in yet, but that will be soon! Next phases are spray foam insulation and plumbing. If you are interested in helping with construction or funding, please let us know. We can definitely use your help.
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.
Christmas In White Outreach Opportunity
We know it is still early, and it might seem crazy that we're talking about Christmas. But in order to be ready for this huge outreach, we have to begin early! This year, plans are being made to distribute hygiene products, Christmas cards, and Hershey Kisses to 8000 women. Whew! That's right...8000. Most of the toiletries you and I use on a daily basis, are not available to the women, unless they have money, and can purchase them in the commisary. Most of the ladies, though, do not have the funds. Last year, we also began giving the ladies Christmas cards that they can send to their families. We give 4 cards per lady, so that means 32,000 cards. That's a whole lot of cards, and we need help packaging them! Find out more here.
We could also use more volunteers to help to deliver all of these gifts. Along with our trained volunteers, we will be going into 13 different units in Texas, delivering these items to make life a bit more bearable. Churches all over the nation are helping us to raise funds for this project. Would you like to help? If you would like to be a volunteer, a three hour training by Texas Department of Criminal Justice is needed. Write to us and we will connect you with a volunteer team member. If your church can partner with us in fundraising, we would so love your help. It's a huge endeavor, so we can use all the help we can get! Individuals are welcome to donate too. Click here to donate online.
You can also help by collecting or sending us the exact items that we will be delivering to the ladies. Check out the list of items!
Speaking Engagements and Conferences
What an honor it has been to be a guest speaker at a number of conferences. The "Innocence Network Conference" in Atlanta where hundreds of exonerees gather for encouragement, the "Surrender to His Grace" woman's conference in El Paso, and the GetReal conference in Alburqueque were just a few of the gatherings we had the pleasure of participating in. 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 750 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!
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