When mom and dad are in prison, what happens to the children?
Angel Tree Ministry is a non profit organization trying to infuse hope where there is none. They take these kids camping, teach them valuable skills and cater to their spiritual and emotional well being.
Here is a message from Rev. Donna Phelps and her husband Garry:
Yes! It's that time of year again and right now we have 568 kids waiting to see if they will be remembered as one of the Angel Tree Children Ministry.
When Mom or Dad is in prison, it's the innocent children who do hard time. But you can let them know they aren't forgotten. You can give the child of a prisoner the joy of Christmas this year. Each gift is given as though it is from the incarcerated parent. In addition, every child also receives an age-appropriate presentation of the Gospel message--the true meaning of Christmas. And when Christmas is over, you'll enjoy opportunities to continue to minister to these families year-round.
We ask you to please invite them to your church & pray for these needy families. Right now we need volunteers to: buy and wrap gifts, to purchase gift cards of any kind, donations of stockings, candies, socks, gloves, coloring books, DVD's, etc...and monetary donations to sponsor Angel Tree events. We ask you to please pray about this tremendous need, and remember: what if it were your child? Please try and see them through the eyes of Jesus. To find out how wonderful it feels to "welcome the children" in Jesus’ name, just call us at 910-842-9418.
At present there are over 32,000 children of prisoners across North & South Carolina. Let's not let any be left out. We want to thank these individuals in advance for their hearts of compassion and for adopting children.
Building HOPE Ministries, P.O. Box 1331, Shallotte, NC firstname.lastname@example.org