Having A Good Time At The Kairos Prison Ministry International Summer Conference

I got a wonderful break yesterday from our work on the structure of the ministry via a wonderful memorial service with an excellent preacher.  She said that in Kairos we believe every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.  Powerful stuff.

It has been tough, however, to be involved in politics of something you love, whether it is Anglicanism or Kairos Prison Ministry.  I continue to struggle with it.  But, two things stand out in my mind.  The first is a word of prophecy that I would someday understand not only the what (the substance of the problem) but the why – why it happens, and why I have to be a part of it.

On Thursday morning we did a meditation of conversing with Jesus in the form of a guided meditation, an exercise which I have done in Kairos team formation, but, for some reason, and I and many others had a unique experience this particular time.  When I asked Jesus what I could do for him, what He said to me was to keep reminding people of Him and keep serving.  What His statements to me lacked in specificity they made up for in power and truth.

Today I’ll be taking a tour of the city of San Francisco, and this is my first time on the West coast.  Ought to be pretty neat.

Tomorrow I fly back to Alexandria.  I’ll try to write more thoughts from the airport.

4 Responses to “Having A Good Time At The Kairos Prison Ministry International Summer Conference”

  1. 1 Timothy Fountain August 9, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Safe trip, Brad. And how wonderuful to have that conversation with the Lord.

    San Francisco is a great city – the politics stink – but it is beautiful and full of great things to see and do.

    Watch out for the corrupting influence of street performers on Pier 39.

  2. 2 Alice C. Linsley August 10, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    How wonderful, Brad! There is no greater mission that to testify in the court of the world to the truth you have witnessed concerning Jesus Christ.

  3. 3 James September 6, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    I am new to KAIROS and have recently been invited to work on the kitchen team with KAIROS OUTSIDE in Denver, CO.

    I have worked with developing programs for reentry but strictly as a member of a Church – not affiliated with any other organization. In fact, I have, like you, avoided the politics of organizations – even the politics of the Church I belong to.

    However, this article has helped me understand that the conflict of having a desire to share the love of Christ and the reality of just exactly how to do this, requires that I overcome my reluctance to deal with the complexities of human interaction.

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