Kairos 37 Info & Kairos 36 Reunion

Post date: Jan 16, 2017 12:33:57 AM

Neal Kairos Community,

Yesterday's team meeting went great. Ray Saavedra taught us about the mission of Kairos. Bryan Oliver showed us how a vision is seeing the end result of a mission as if it is already completed. The picture he created for us with his words was encouraging. It is a vision we can all get on board with. Several people shared their experience and wisdom. That's what is so great team meetings. New people are learning things for the first time. Kairos Veterans share their wisdom and experience. Those who have been on just a few Kairos weekends get to learn and share. It is such a blessing to be part of this community, no matter your season of life.

Our scripture for Kairos 37 is Isaiah 53:6.

All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.

We have left God’s paths to follow our own.

Yet the Lord laid on him

the sins of us all.

If you weren't at the meeting yesterday, but want to be part of our Kairos 37 team, please print the attached team application, fill it out, and return it to me as soon as possible.

If this will be your first Kairos, please complete and print the attached TDCJ application. I recommend using a computer to complete it prior to printing. After typing it, you can print and fax to:

(936) 437-2852, ATTN: Merline Kellum

You can also print, then fill it out by hand. If you do it this way, DO NOT FAX IT. Instead mail it to:

Volunteer Services

2 Financial Plaza, Suite 472

Huntsville, TX 77340

•Either way, do not leave any portion blank. If the question does not apply, write N/A in the space provided.

• Be sure to check the “Chaplaincy” box on the application.

TDCJ requires an on site training when you first become a volunteer. For dates and locations please check the TDCJ website at http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/Volunteer_Training_Schedule_City.pdf

We hope to get a TDCJ training the Thursday of our Kairos weekend, but since this hasn't been scheduled yet, I can not guarantee it.

If you have a specific question regarding your eligibility, you are encouraged to contact TDCJ Volunteer Services at 936-437-3026. I highly recommend calling to get instructions before completing any online retraining. You can also call to check your current status if haven't served with us in a while.

Kairos 36 Team, this next weekend is our 2 day reunion. Usually we show a video on Sunday. However sometimes Sundays are cancelled so make every effort to show up Saturday between 7:45am and 8am. We are usually done before noon. Also know that many Kairos volunteers are active in their churches so are unable to attend on the Sunday of a 2 day reunion. If you have the ability to make it Sunday, please make every effort to do so. Even if you can only make it for a couple hours either day, your presence is an encouragement to those you formed a bond with on Kairos 36.

Seth Trujillo

Neal Kairos Communications Coordinator

(806) 881-2916


Kairos Vision

A community spiritually freed from the effects of imprisonment reaching all impacted by incarceration, through the love, hope, and faith found in Jesus Christ.

Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison...

Hebrews 13:3