November 11, 2020
Dear Prayer Partners and Financial Supporters,
We pray this letter finds all of you well and rejoicing in God’s blessings. We rejoice in your prayer
and financial support partnering with us ministering to the addicted and incarcerated.
On October 23 we were able to resume our ministry to men in the Newton County Jail RSAT
program; the first since being shut by COVID in March! At this time our access is only via Zoom Meetings.
Please pray that video meetings do not become the “new normal”. A digital presence is better than no
presence, but much is lost in such limited contact. We are given to understand that on-site ministry will
not happen until at least the first of the year. Please pray it does.
Our opportunity at the Atlanta City Baptist Rescue Mission continues. This past Sunday night we
were blessed to see one of the men graduate from their six-month Discipleship Program. What a joy to
see and hear the transformation Christ has made in that man. That was not the only blessing of the
evening. Praise God, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we saw another young man respond to the invitation
to trust Jesus Christ for salvation!
The Georgia DOC is allowing the resumption of family visitation for inmates later this month.
Please pray with us that this is successful; that increased COVID infections do not result, and that it may
lead to a resumption of prison ministry.
Our ministry through RU Recovery at The Baptist Tabernacle has seen two men contact us in the
last two weeks, that we formerly met while they were incarcerated. In both cases, they went back to their
former lifestyle after release. Both ended up in rehab programs and have recently been released. Pray
their expressed desire to reconnect to RU, now that they are on the outside; is not hindered.
In His Service, for His Glory,
Walt & Katherine Pickens