Reentry Photo Audio Essay (USAToday)

Reentry Photo Audio Essay (USAToday)

The apartment was temporary – a cramped living room with a couch covered by a tan sheet. A Bible sat in front of a large-screen television. The Exodus House dwelling is one of many that gives haven to former felons as they try to start over. This is where Melissa...

Campers on a mission

New Day youngsters circle up for prayer project By CHRIS SCHUTZ 8/18/2017 A prayer circle with benches, flowers in planters, and a fire pit overlooking Lake Texoma now greets campers at Cross Point Camp. The serene spot to pray and meditate was built this summer by...

Lives Changed @ New Day Camp

Each summer New Day Camp welcomes children (who have an incarcerated parent) to Lake Texoma to ride boats, take swimming lessons from an Olympic swim coach, bike, fish and so much more. We are happy to have 6 adult volunteers who attended the camp as campers to come...

Camp changes adults too

2/10/2017 Will you volunteer a week of your time. Will you volunteer a week of your time for a child whose parent is in jail? Search for “New Day Camp” at www.okumc.org. New Day Camps blessed not only the 121 children who attended in 2016, whose parents...

Stillwater couple gets CJAMM award for service

BY HOLLY MCCRAY 2/24/2017 Volunteer Jim Key made his first trip inside prison walls in 1994, at McAlester. He took with him food that Jean Key had helped prepare, as a United Methodist team introduced a Christian renewal weekend for men incarcerated at Oklahoma State...

CJAMM’S New Day Camp

BY ELLEN LYONS 10/14/2016 PHOTOS BY ALISSA LINDSEY Volunteer: ‘I can’t wait to go again’ I hear stories that often include the phrase “I felt God’s call” or “God spoke to me” so often that I find myself slightly skeptical of God’s involvement...