On Monday 12/12/16 we held our 2nd Annual VOTW (Voice Outside the Walls) Christmas Dinner. These are the family members that have a loved one who is incarcerated.

sheilaUnder the skillful leadership of Sheila Turbinton, this ministry has grown leaps and bounds!

It is a hard time of year for the families and to see them together enjoying a great dinner donated by Rigatoni’s is really a wonderful site.

Two of the family members shared their very heart felt stories of how it felt to have someone in prison; how VOTW had not only helped and encouraged them but consider it “extended family”.

ej-playingPastor Morris Curry, previous Chaplain at San Quentin spoke to the families acknowledging that these families are also “serving time”. Pastor Curry spoke to and honored a previous inmate from San Quentin, who became a Pastor on the inside and now ministers on the outside.

After great worship, plenty of pasta and wonderful desserts, we ended the evening with prayer at each table. That’s a wonderful sound.