Ruben M. Torres Unit

125 Private Road 4303

Hondo, TX 78861

Weekend KT#43

January 11-15, 2023

Leader: Andrew Hamilton


Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (Kairos) is a Christian faith based ministry which addresses the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, youth, and their families. By sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, Kairos hopes to change hearts, transform lives and impact the world. Kairos sprang from the Cursillo movement and is supported by volunteers from the 4th Day movements such as Cursillo, National Episcopal Cursillo, Presbyterian Cursillo, Lutheran Via de Cristo, The Upper Room's Walk To Emmaus, and independently ecumenical Tres Dias as well as volunteers from independent and non-denominational churches. As a ministry, Kairos embraces a diverse group of volunteers working together to fulfill Christ's call to action in Matthew 25:36.

Kairos is a ministry of the church ... a ministry of the apostles whom Jesus, the Christ, has called into community and sent forth into the environment of the correctional institution. Kairos has been called the best example of the early church in existence today.

The Kairos program incorporates curriculum designed to build and encourage pro-social character and behavior. Society spends over $60 billion/yr. to keep more than 2.1 million inmates incarcerated men and women with nearly 650,000 people released annually, whereas the Kairos program is offered at no cost to State and Federal Institutions. It's been said that it cost the government $1 million to keep "me" locked up and a $100 program from Kairos set "me" free.

Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit corporation chartered in the State of Florida.

The word, Kairos, is a Greek word meaning in God's Special Time or in the Fullness of Time indicating an opportunity for our participants and guests to re-consider their life choices - as hearts are changed, inmates begin to take responsibility for their actions - it's like a front row seat at a miracle - transforming lives and impacting the world.

Ruben M. Torres Unit

Torres Kairos Advisory Council :

Chair:  Ralph Broadstreet

Vice Chair:  Andrew Hamilton

Secretary: Steve Weakley

Financial Secretary: Paul Shonebarger

Treasurer: Clarence Bray

Institutional Liaison: Chris Porter

Recruiting Coord:  Gene Roe

Fundraising Coord: Chip Slade

Agape Coord.: Frances Lopez

Clergy/Spiritual Director: Jim Sweet

Continuing Ministry Coord: Bob Klaus

Data Coord: John St. Germain

Communications Coord: Troy Passmore

Food Coord: Available

Inventory Coord: Jack Balsley;  Rhonda Balsley

Cookie Coord: Savannah Hazelton

Team Form/Guidance Coord: Richard Sausman

VISION — A community spiritually freed from the effects of imprisonment reaching all impacted by incarceration, through the love, hope and faith found in Jesus Christ.

MISSION — The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.

What is Kairos?

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