THANK YOU TO ALL that helped with the 2016 Miracle of Christmas

Oct 19, 2016 by     Comments Off    Posted under: Uncategorized

At the beginning of the Miracle of Christmas program, we were contacted by 52 families with 160 children total – 32 families with 123 children called to confirm their participation. We wrapped gifts for these 32 families 123 children on the morning of Dec. 10th – a total of 29 families 112 children came to Jesus is the Way Prison Ministry receiving their gifts as well as the greatest gift of all – THE LOVE OF JESUS! We shared the meaning of the candy cane and gave each child a Bible. Your love and generosity are greatly appreciated. Any remaining gifts will be donated between two local ministries.

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We are requesting help during JESUS IS THE WAY PRISON MINISTRY’S “MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS”.  The program is a special part of our ministry. We desire to share the LOVE of JESUS with children in Champaign, Douglas, Ford and Piatt Counties.  We believe this is what the Christmas season is about.

Last year, we helped 43 families (117 children); in 2014 = 49 families (125 children); in 2013 = 49 families (119 children); 2012 = 50 families (149 children); 2011 = 49 families (136 children); each year the need is great BUT so is GOD and we’re excited to see what He is going to do this year!

We are seeking churches, businesses and /or individuals to sponsor a TOY DRIVE from Sunday, November 6th to Sunday, December 4th.  During this time, you will collect gifts such as toys, hats, gloves, etc.  The ages of the children are infants to 14 years / male & female.  Please Note: Due to safety procedures, we will only accept NEW gifts with the safety seals still on the packages, as we truly want to give GOD’S best.  In addition, we ask that the toys be of a non-violent nature (No guns, swords, etc.).

On Friday, December 9th between the hours of 9am-1pm; we are asking that the gifts be dropped of at OUTREACH CENTER in Rantoul.  On that afternoon the members of our Support Services Staff will organize the gifts.  On Saturday, December 10th from 9am-appr.12:00pm; volunteers will shop for each child from the gifts we receive on the 9th, then they will wrap the gifts for distribution with labels stating: TO: (the child’s name) FROM: DAD and/or MOM.  After the gifts are prepared, the toys will be distributed to the children on the afternoon of the 10th between the hours of 2pm-appr.5pm at which time volunteers will share the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST with them.

There are many ways you can be involved in this program.  Below is a resource form link that lists the different areas of this program, please download the form, fill it out and return it to our office before October 31st.  If you need additional information, you can contact our office at: (217) 892-4044 – Mon-Fri – 9:00am- 5:00pm.


We pray that you will be able to join with us in this opportunity to share the greatest gift of all with these children – Thank you for allowing us to share our program with you.


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