Christmas At The County Jail

James 2:14 - Dear brothers and sisters, what's the use of saying you have faith if you don't prove it by your actions? That kind of faith can't save anyone.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The volunteer chaplains corps serving Madison County deputies who work at the Madison County Detention Facility have a unique ministry. They don't tend to the inmates; they have their own assistance. These chaplains serve the officers strictly. "We love them. We just come on a regular basis to the jail to visit them, encourage them, become their friend. That's the main thing," said chaplain Reggie Whiddon. "They're just the invisible heroes in our mind. And that's what motivates us to come." Some corrections officers will confess they often feel forgotten. They, unlike those on patrol on the streets, work inside jail walls to protect the people. They work 12 hours a day alongside people society has locked away, and the public mostly never sees them."There's not really that many people you can talk to about this kind of job. It's a real stressful type job," explained Field Training Officer Mike Anderson. Chaplain Fellowship Ministries has ten Chaplains at this jail and will be adding more as needed.


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