It is a sad fact that a remarkably high percentage of military veterans who at one time served our country honorably end up being homeless or in prison. There are many, many Vietnam Veterans in particular who after enduring the horrors of extended combat tours, returned home to America and were treated horribly by the general public – being spit on, called terrible names, and generally ignored. Combined with post-traumatic stress disorder, which was not recognized as a genuine problem at the time and most often left untreated, many veterans ended up on the streets or in prison. This ministry is for ALL incarcerated veterans, whether they served during peacetime or during a time of war.
The Lord calls each of us to demonstrate His love and proclaim His message of hope to a hurting world. A simple letter can mean so very much to inmates who feel forgotten by the outside world and even by God. By taking a bit of time each week to write letters and to pray for your Veteran penpal, you can make a truly eternal impact on his or her life!
At this time, we are in great need of Christian pen-pals to write to our Veterans! The Harvest truly is great, but the workers are few... pray that the Lord of the harvest sends workers to share His love! (And ask God if He would have you take up pen and paper to minister His love to our Veterans?)
CPP Veterans' Ministry is a part of Christain PenPals/Pen Pal Connection Ministries.
We are a group of Christians reaching out with God's love and compassion to the lonely men and women in prison. CPP Veterans' Ministry focuses on the needs of incarcerated military Veterans. It does not matter if the Veterans served during war or peacetime: they served our country, and we will not forget them!
Most of the inmates contacting us have already accepted Jesus or they are seeking God. All of them are lonely, discouraged, rejected and in need of a caring friend.
Jesus has a special place in His heart for hurting people and He calls us to minister to their need. In Matthew 25:35-36, Jesus says:
"I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me." Then He explains "In as much as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to Me."
In Luke 5:32-32, Jesus says:
"Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."
Be a PenPal who can make a difference in someone's life! Please pray and then contact us to get started!
For information about the Christian Pen Pals Veterans' Ministry, please contact:
Mama Kat, Veteran Coordinator, by email at CPPVETERANS@GMAIL.COM or by Snail Mail at Christian Pen Pals, Attn: Veterans' Ministry, P.O. Box 2112, Statesville, NC 28687
For information about the Christian Pen Pals Ministry, please visit the website by clicking HERE. There is a wealth of extremely helpful information contained on the main CPP website relating to prison pen-pal ministry.