Follow God’s Leading into Prison

“It is just so beautiful to be in a place of such brokenness and witness how near God is to the brokenhearted. To be in that place every week feels holy.” Today Lee is joined by Kate Rietema, a Moms in Prayer mom, with a captivating story of how God called her and three friends into a Moms in Prayer jail ministry.

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For more information about Moms in Prayer’s Prison and Jail ministry, you can contact:

USA Prison Ministry Liason, Nancy Turock at

or Global Prison Ministry Liason, Kay West at

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Kate Rietema grew up with a Moms in Prayer mom and made the choice early in her parenting journey to continue the tradition. She and her husband, Tony, live in West Michigan with their family of 5 girls. Kate and Tony are foster parents and are in the final stages of adopting their youngest daughter. She wants you to know that the most remarkable thing about her is Jesus.

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  1. Thank you for listening and responding with such compassion for inmates, and appreciation for our volunteers like Kate who bring them hope and peace through Moms In Prayer. “The Lord is near to the broken-hearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18. May you be blessed as you also step out in faith, to be a part of God’s plan for their full healing and restoration!

  2. I was pleased to hear a MiP podcast on jail/prison ministry. This is such a wide open field, and I do feel a nudging in that direction, though the time may be later. Right now I am feeling led to help in post incarceration restoration, which involves huge mountains. The only thing I would add to the podcast is that this is us. These are our sons and daughters, our brothers and sisters, and yes, US. The only difference between us and our inmate brothers and sisters in Christ is that they got caught and we didn’t. We are all sinners and prodigals, saved by grace, and we are told to visit those in prison. Of course they look normal. Because they are. And yes, what a dear place to be…near the brokenhearted, becx that is truly where God leans down to. He is a high and holy God, who dwells in the heart of the contrite. Thank you, Kate for what you are doing.

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