BANQUET 2014, You don’t want to miss this!!!

Jan 29, 2014 by     Comments Off    Posted under: Articles, Uncategorized

August 22, 2014 that’s our 2014 BANQUET DATE!!!

EXCITING TIMES this year - you don’t want to miss!

At this year’s banquet, our guest speaker will be Carol Kent
Carol Kent




You can make your reservations today for our annual fund raising banquet.  The dinner, with the theme of “Grace and Mercy”, will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 1002 Killarney St. Urbana, IL. (Doors will open at 5:30).  The occasion will celebrate our ministry in the jails, prisons, and after-care program leading to our ultimate goal of introducing people to Jesus and empowering and training them to become productive and responsible citizens in our communities.

This year’s speaker Carol Kent, best-selling author and popular international public speaker- dynamic, humorous, encouraging, and biblically sound. Carol and her husband have been involved with prison ministry since her son, presently serving a lifetime sentence without possibility of parole, was incarcerated in a Florida State Penitentiary in early 2000.  She is a former radio show co-host and her messages have been featured on Focus on the Family.  Mrs. Kent has been a keynote speaker at Women of Faith, Time Out for Women, and Heritage Keepers arena events.  She has spoken at The Praise Gathering for Believers, and Vision New England’s Congress and many other engagements.  We are sure you don’t want to miss the message Carol will share with us on Friday, August 22, 2014.

This banquet will be a powerful outreach that will improve our effectiveness to minister in the jails, prisons, and our aftercare program.  Keep in mind that our ability to raise funds to support these goals depends heavily on the financial support of faithful friends.  We are also in need of some table sponsors.  If you, your business, a group of your friends, etc. would consider sponsoring a table with a donation of $250.00 or more and inviting people to this ministry with the understanding that they would become a part by financially supporting JITW with a one-time gift or a monthly contribution, that would be AWESOME!!!  Please be in prayer about this request and whatever you decide about becoming a sponsor (Yay or Nay) we encouraged to make your reservations and join us Friday, August 22, 2014, we want you to come be a part of the banquet.


Reservations or more information can be made or received by contacting us at 217-892-4044 or  


More about our 2014 speaker: Carol Kent

Her books include: Miracle on Hope Hill (Howard), Between a Rock and a Grace Place (Zondervan), A New Kind of Normal (Thomas Nelson), When I Lay My Isaac Down, Becoming a Woman of Influence, Mothers Have Angel Wings, Secret Longings of the Heart, Tame Your Fears, Speak Up With Confidence, and Detours, Tow Trucks, and Angels in Disguise (all NavPress).

“When I Lay My Isaac Down is a book about the worst pain that a parent could ever experience and the grace of God that sustains us when that pain never goes away. Carol Kent has laid open her broken heart and proven that triumph can exist in tragedy.”
Dr. David Jeremiah, founder, Turning Point Ministries
Author of Life Wide Open and My Heart’s Desire

“When I Lay My Isaac Down” shook me to my core. May these words that were written in tears reap a great harvest in your heart as they have in mine.”
Sheila Walsh, author of The Heartache No One Sees, Women of Faith speaker







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