The Contender

"It was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints." Jude 1:3 

October 2018


Nine Powerful Words - Jack Crans

I am fully convinced that the right understanding of God’s holiness is a prerequisite for any hope of ministry initiative that both pleases God and bears eternal fruit.

Chapters 22-25 of Numbers address the historic and insightful details of the prophet Balaam and the sobering lessons learnt concerning God’s righteous dealings with His people Israel. These passages are so remarkable and timely as again referred to in the ‘last day warnings’ of ‘the way of Balaam’ (2 Peter 2:15); ‘the error of Balaam’ (Jude 11); and ‘the doctrine of Balaam’ (Revelation 2:14). The purpose of this missionary letter does not allow space for addressing my full concern related to these powerful verses and their individual contexts, but I do want to address nine powerful words (Full Text



• County Corrections Gospel Mission in fullest dependence upon God and in willing partnership with fellow-believers, pastors and local assemblies, desires to continue forward in proclaiming God’s truth in the midst of this present darkness.

• Join with us for Monthly-Fourth Sunday Prayer (3:30-5:00 pm) at Camp at Old Mill; the Prayer Room of the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton (February 3,4); or in the myriad of open doors to the Chester County Prison and the urgencies served in Children and Women’s Bible Initiatives at Camp at Old Mill, the Bridge Academy Community Center and in upcoming opportunities with police from around the world.

• As always, I entrust the future to God’s great faithfulness and leading in our serving together for His worthy name and glory! I want God’s fullest working in my life and in this mission.

• I ask God to provide according to His callings and anticipate that 2016 will be the most miraculous of years we have ever experienced in our lifetime.


Upcoming Events

Join and help us at these events

• February 3 & 4: Prayer Room at National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC

• Thursday, February 4: Mom's Club and Kid's Club start at Camp at Old Mill.

• Sunday, February 28: Prayer Meeting at Camp at Old Mill 


Resources for Professionals in Corrections

"Staying Well - Strategies for Corrections Staff" by Caterina Spinaris Tudor

Corrections staff operate in an environment of chronic stress, continual alertness, and ever-present possibility of violence. Staff are exposed to violence in a multitude of ways. Gradually, this exposure, coupled with the high stress and need for continual watchfulness, breeds symptoms of distress. Staff need both the permission to safely acknowledge their struggles and effective practical tools for dealing with the impact of their jobs. This booklet provides you with information to increase your awareness of how your job may be changing you  and ways to deal with those changes.

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