ADAMS - On Saturday, July 6, at Emmanuel Church, 40 E. Church St., Adams, speaker Carol Jefford will inspire others to change their lives through a simple act of trust. The 10 a.m.-noon program is free, and follows a complimentary, optional breakfast from 9-9:45 a.m.
Jefford’s presentation will touch on the epidemic of drug and alcohol addiction, family dynamics, isolation following the death of a spouse, the incarceration of a child, and how, there but for divine grace, anyone could be in prison.
She will share how life and family experiences combined to prepare her to become part of the Kairos Prison Ministry International program that offers a four-day, faith-based weekend experience at participating correctional facilities in the spring and fall of the year. The interdenominational ministry currently serves in 37 states and nine countries.
“Working through the prison ministry has shown me how easily one poor choice can cause a person to lose nearly everything, everything but God. Whether you are in prison for a crime or in a prison of your own making, you can learn to put God in control and that will change your life in ways you could never imagine,” says Jefford, a former Adams resident now living in Florida.
“I hope sharing my amazing journey that prepared me for a ministry I said I would never do, will inspire others to make a decision to change their lives for the better as well,” Jefford adds.