December 2009

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  • Does Love Actually Work?

    December 01, 2009
    Incarcerated at the McNeil Island Corrections Center and seven years into a 10-year sentence, the only consistent thing in my life was the routine of incarceration. Things had gotten so bad; I was housed in the Inmate Management Unit or special co...
  • You Want Me to go to Prison?

    How often have we prayed for God to use us as He sees fit? Then He calls, and we say, "PRISON MINISTRY! You want ME to go in the prisons?"After coming out of the prison that first time, the picture becomes crystal clear. God doesn't see them any d...
  • Does Love Actually Work?

    December 01, 2009
    Incarcerated at the McNeil Island Corrections Center and seven years into a 10-year sentence, the only consistent thing in my life was the routine of incarceration. Things had gotten so bad; I was housed in the Inmate Management Unit or special co...
  • Chapel in the "Wildwood"

    Willard and Kathy Loewen got started on death row, and have been there for two hours every Tuesday, for 12 years. Prisoners on death row actually call it home. Some are considered so dangerous, they must be handcuffed. The Loewens must pass readin...
  • Making Christmas Dinner for Convicts

    Sandy is a cook at a state penitentiary. Every morning he walks past guards, monitors, and large gates. He picks up a set of keys, attaches a radio and identification to his body and walks in and out successive sally ports. One door clangs shut be...
  • Chapel in the "Wildwood"

    Willard and Kathy Loewen got started on death row, and have been there for two hours every Tuesday, for 12 years. Prisoners on death row actually call it home. Some are considered so dangerous, they must be handcuffed. The Loewens must pass readin...
  • Missionaries to a Strange Land

    December 01, 2009
    As the assistant administrator of Religious Services responsible for the Oregon Department of Corrections' volunteer program, I very much appreciate the involvement of the Seventh-day Adventists in providing spiritual care to the incarcerated. In ...
  • Missionaries to a Strange Land

    December 01, 2009
    As the assistant administrator of Religious Services responsible for the Oregon Department of Corrections' volunteer program, I very much appreciate the involvement of the Seventh-day Adventists in providing spiritual care to the incarcerated. In ...
  • Washington Family Reunites Behind Bars

    December 01, 2009
    Dan Houser ran away from home at age 15 to escape his father's drunken abuse and his parents' broken marriage. He found an abandoned home, stole food, and started using drugs and drinking.After Houser committed five burglaries, he was arrested. He...
  • Washington Family Reunites Behind Bars

    December 01, 2009
    Dan Houser ran away from home at age 15 to escape his father's drunken abuse and his parents' broken marriage. He found an abandoned home, stole food, and started using drugs and drinking.After Houser committed five burglaries, he was arrested. He...

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  • Did You Know - December 2009

    December 01, 2009
    Because this section doesn't amount to much without its page design, it is not available here. You can see the Did You Know? page for this month by looking in the print edition of GLEANER or by clicking on the PDF version. To get to the PDF versio...
  • Christmas Beyond Bars

    December 01, 2009
    A glowing fireplace with yuletide log, children caroling in the streets, brightly-wrapped packages — these are images of Christmas so many hold dear.But when the Word became flesh, there was little celebration, no red carpet, not even a welcome ma...
  • Joyful and Triumphant

    Senator John McCain of Arizona remembers hell on earth, for five and a half interminable years as prisoner of war of the North Vietnamese, as he and his fellow prisoners existed from one nightmarish day to another (those who didn't die, that is).B...
  • Christmas Beyond Bars

    December 01, 2009
    A glowing fireplace with yuletide log, children caroling in the streets, brightly-wrapped packages — these are images of Christmas so many hold dear.But when the Word became flesh, there was little celebration, no red carpet, not even a welcome ma...
  • When Angels Sing

    December 01, 2009
    Since Let's Talk has a button link right on the front page of this site, it does not appear again here. Click on the Let's Talk button in the left panel on the home page to see Steve Vistaunet's message and follow the discussion it sparks.We were ...
  • Did You Know - December 2009

    December 01, 2009
    Because this section doesn't amount to much without its page design, it is not available here. You can see the Did You Know? page for this month by looking in the print edition of GLEANER or by clicking on the PDF version. To get to the PDF versio...
  • FYI - December 2009

    December 01, 2009
    President of Adventist Risk Management DiesRobert L. Sweezey, Adventist Risk Management died in Ft. Laurderdale, Fla., on Oct. 16, 2009, at the age of 52. As risk manager for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Sweezey served as president of Gencon ...
  • FYI - December 2009

    December 01, 2009
    President of Adventist Risk Management DiesRobert L. Sweezey, Adventist Risk Management died in Ft. Laurderdale, Fla., on Oct. 16, 2009, at the age of 52. As risk manager for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Sweezey served as president of Gencon ...
  • When Angels Sing

    December 01, 2009
    Since Let's Talk has a button link right on the front page of this site, it does not appear again here. Click on the Let's Talk button in the left panel on the home page to see Steve Vistaunet's message and follow the discussion it sparks.We were ...
  • Joyful and Triumphant

    Senator John McCain of Arizona remembers hell on earth, for five and a half interminable years as prisoner of war of the North Vietnamese, as he and his fellow prisoners existed from one nightmarish day to another (those who didn't die, that is).B...

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