If you haven’t looked at a calendar recently (or, in the case of much of the country, looked out the window or walked to your car in sub-freezing temperatures), winter is fast approaching, and Christmas is just around the corner. And here at Prison Fellowship, that means the Angel Tree Christmas program is well underway, helping to provide gifts—and hope—to children on behalf of their incarcerated parents.
But Angel Tree is not just a seasonal endeavor.
Camp David of the Ozarks is an Angel Tree partner camp in Missouri that ministers to the unique needs of children of prisoners. Through its camping and mentoring programs, Camp David provides these kids with the love and support that many of them have not known. More importantly, it introduces them to Jesus Christ.
While most people are most familiar with Angel Tree during the holiday season, our camping and mentoring programs provide opportunities to continue relationships with the families of incarcerated mothers and fathers. As the testimonies in the above video reveal, the Holy Spirit remains living and active in the lives of these families.
If you or your church has been involved with Angel Tree Christmas program, or are planning to be involved in the coming weeks, and would like to continue to reach out to these families year-round, please visit the Angel Tree website and find out what opportunities are available in or around your community.