Matthew 5:14 "You are the light of the world, A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
Our mission at Maysville COC is to spread the Word of God to a lost and dying world.
Matthew 28:18-20 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Our goal is to show the inmates of the Madison Co. jail that they have love and hope in Jesus Christ. Through teaching the gospel they come to know - in Jesus they can be transformed and live an abundant life in Him now and in eternity.
OUR WORKS IN THE JAIL AND FOR RELEASED INMATES:
Teaching the gospel 3 days a week.
10 women at Maysville, write approximately 60-70 cards a week to the inmates in the jail, inmates transferred to prison, and women who have relocated to drug or rehabilitation programs. This work involves buying 2,500 cards yearly and stamps.
One of our members puts together toiletry boxes for released women leaving jail who have nothing on the outside. Each box cost approximately $50.
Another local church of Christ has acquired a halfway house and one of the members at the Maysville church of Christ is the director. This house is used to give a person 6 months to save their money and get on their feet. During their time at the house there are bible studies, addiction classes, and finical counselling.
There are generally 120-145 in women's population at the jail daily. In November we give thermal shirts to all the women for warmth. The temperature in the jail is kept low for bacterial purposes.
In some cases money is used to help released inmates move back into the world. The circumstances are:
1) IDs - driver's license, birth certificates - ID is needed to obtain jobs and food stamps to get back on their feet.
2) Clothing for those who literally have nothing
4) Gas to go to work in the beginning