c Transform Indiana... What's the latest?: February 2006

Friday, February 17, 2006

Local National Ministry set to appear on Harvest Show

Local National Ministry - the Governors' Prayer Team will be on the Harvest Show with there appearance set for Monday February 20th 9:00 am EST(also rebroadcast at 9 pm EST). Check here for a local station. Both Governors Prayer Team President Rev. Tom Walker & Executive Director Mr. David Jahnke will appear on the show that is slotted for Monday. "This is a great opportunity to share the GPT vision with world." Said Walker of the interview, "Folks will get a chance to experience fist hand a living breathing network of prayer that consists of independent Prayer Leaders from State to Neighborhood levels and a network of Intercessors that fill every gap in between.".

It seems they are fostering new independent prayer ministries all over the map and networking them with existing independent ministries allowing them to lift up all those in authority (1 Tim 2:2) including the various ministries involved in leadership and the intercessors themselves in on going local, regional and country wide concerts of prayer.

"We are weaving a blanket of prayer of the finest thread count but as for today it looks more like a net with some denser weaving in certain places but soon it will be finished to the glory of God." said Walker. If you wish to know more you can go to their websit www.governorsprayerteam.org or to join the team in Indiana click here

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Mayors' Report: Prisoner Re-entry

By the Center on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, U.S. Conference of Mayors, 2005

"Urban mayors face numerous challenges, and one of them is the high number of prisoners that are released into their cities each year. The number typically ranges in the thousands. Without adequate support, many ex-offenders fail to reintegrate into mainstream society. And once they’re back behind bars, the cost to taxpayers is great.

So mayors in several major cities have reached out to the faith community to help. Congregations and faith-based nonprofits are working with prison and parole officials, and mayoral staff, in initiatives to match ex-offenders with supportive mentors, new job training opportunities, and programs to help them reunite with their family members. This 16-page report from the Mayors’ Faith Based Center highlights many creative ways public officials and faith leaders are crafting programs to help ex-offenders succeed."

[continued at FASTEN Network]