By Faye Gaston
The Broadcaster newsletter of First Baptist Church of Union Springs published a "thank you" note to the congregation about the successful "Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Ministry project."
It read as follows: "Thank you to all who participated in this year's Angel Tree. Through your support 21 children in Bullock and Macon counties whose parents are incarcerated were blessed with the hope that Christmas brings. But it's also a blessing and a reminder of the love of Christ to the parent who is unable to be with their child at Christmas. Thank you for your part in ministering to these families right here at home."
The Angel Tree project is where underprivileged families, usually with young children, ask their communities for donations of toys and clothing to enjoy on Christmas morning.
Angel Tree is a program of Prison Fellowship, the world's largest Christian non-profit organization for prisoners, former prisoners, and their families.
Every Christmas, Angel Tree mobilizes churches and organizations to minister to children by delivering a gift, the gospel message, and a personal message of love on behalf of their Mom or Dad behind bars. Prison Fellowship serves more than 300,000 Angel Tree children annually.