The climate in this country is noxious! It’s doing nobody any good, I swear.
People look at our blog site…no new entries. Honestly, I don’t even feel like writing! My job, and the job of this fine group of people working with me, is to care for people…and it keeps feeling like nobody cares for people anywhere anymore! When it happens on the national level, I get the sinking feeling that maybe nobody cares down here, either.
Annie’s still in a wheelchair in the women’s prison, and still missing lunches because she can get no one to push the chair for her, and the staff members insist that she must find her own pusher.
Danny is innocent, and a former Parole Board member not only knows it but has information that could help Danny obtain freedom. But he won’t respond.
David has sleep apnea, and he needs a C-Pap. He had one before he came to prison three years ago, but a prison doctor said his problem wasn’t all that serious and they made him send the equipment home. He’s waking up gasping, our doctors say the situation is life-threatening, but nobody’s doing anything!
Sara came to prison two years ago with a temporary upper plate…it wasn’t meant to last and finally broke. Now she can hardly eat. The prison dentist says she must wait two years for a replacement.
Billy was scheduled to get a compassionate release from the Parole Board because he has terminal cancer, but now a prison medical person with questionable credentials said this is a lie, so the Parole Board refused his release.
Linda is a diabetic whose blood sugar levels are so out of balance it’s life threatening…but no one is listening.
I just want you to know that, regardless of what is happening on the national level---and I know that it’s all terribly important to all of us---crap is still happening on the local level, too! And one agency that I know of is handling a record number of more than 300 calls a month to try to respond!
We’re blessed to have a battery of volunteers and professionals willing to step up to the plate, and we’re doing our best to not only deal with issues, but let prisoners know that someone cares. Even if we can't solve every problem, kindness and compassion work wonders.
It’s our role: seeking to model Jesus, touching lives.
We need you, too. Prayers. Money. Even just attaboys!