Kairos of TexasKairos of Texas operates as a State Chapter and serves in prisons and Jails through a contractual agreement with the Warden and Chaplain of each unit. At present, we are in Seventy units (prisons & jails) across the State of Texas (we are opening more units from time to time). We are blessed also to have four locations where we minister to family members with the seven Kairos Outside Ministries.
We form teams of Christians who become TDCJ Certified Volunteers to serve at TDCJ Units. When we serve we become guests of the Units and are given many privileges because we have such a positive impact on the inmates. We accept forty-two inmates per weekend, and put on two weekends per year, in each unit. The selection at each Unit of the residents who are to attend our weekends is made by the Warden and the Chaplain, with input from the Security.
Kairos encourages the selection of leader inmates, both positive and negative. Many times the forty-two participants will include those who are seemingly unlovable. Once God changes the hearts of the residents, we have found that they have a great influence in the environments of their Unit. It is our privilege to have the opportunity to introduce them to Jesus and then show them the love he has shown us. With “God’s Special Time” they have the opportunity to know the Kingdom of God.
For additional information, see the Kairos of Texas Home Page www.kairostexas.org