Residents Encounter Christ (REC)

Bob Tongue

This has been a sad year for the REC ministries. Less than a week before the first REC weekend of 2020, the weekend was canceled and all outside programs were discontinued at the women’s facility in Chicopee as well as all other facilities in Hampden county. This put an end to the REC ministry for the rest of the year and into 2021.

Shortly thereafter, the Massachusetts courts ordered that all inmates in the facilities incarcerated for nonviolent crimes must be released to protect them from Covid-19. Many of the women that we knew and loved were sent out on their own without programs and without the opportunity to ask for help. There is no indication of when the ministry will be allowed to enter the facility again. We pray for the individuals that have been released that they were able to find their way and could find the resources they need to continue their walk with Jesus.

We pray that the Lord will allow us to find the ones that need help and protect those who are lost outside the system. We ask that you join us in prayer for all those who have been displaced by the Covid-19 virus in and out of the correctional system. We also ask that you pray with us that the ministry will be allowed back to the facilities to continue the ministry that has led so many to a personal relationship with their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We thank you for all of the support you have given this ministry for so long and ask that you continue to help us with your prayers for all of God’s children.

 
Unreached People Group of the Day

Arab, Dhofari

Population
133,000

Primary Language
Arabic, Dhofari Spoken

Primary Religion
Islam

% Evangelical
40%

Mission Fact of the Day
The largest Least-Reached group in Northeast Asia without Scripture, Jesus film, or audio recordings is the Western Ghao-Xong of China, with 1,413,000 people.
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