2021 Prison Schedule

To all the root volunteers here is the tentative schedule for 2021. We are starting 2 day events this year at some facilities in order to reach more souls. 
Lawtey CI — March 6th 2021 – APPROVED
Hardy CI         — April 3rd 2021
Putnam CI      — May 15th and 16th 2021 – APPROVED
Calhoun C I    — June 12th 2021 – APPROVED
Homes CI        — July 24th and 25th 2021 – APPROVED
FWRC             — September 18th and 19th 2021
Madison CI    — October 16th and 17th 2021- APPROVED
Martin CI        — November 13th 2021 – APPROVED
Avon Park CI  — December 11th 2021

Also Tallahassee would like all volunteers to submit or update their volunteer information. I will provide the link below.(https://appstest.fdc.myflorida.com/volunteer application)If your not sure that your up to date on your volunteer yearly class go to this website and put your information in.Very excited to see what the Lord has planned for this year.Please keep the ministry in your prayers, Love you guys.


For several years now I have been talking and praying with Chaplin Jeff Williams Apelli, with each of us keeping up with the others ministry. He has a prison ministry in Ugandi, Africa. We constantly encourage each other and pray for each other in our Ministries.

He usually has several men, just released from prison, staying with him until they can get back to their own homes. Or until they can find a place of their own. He has just received some land that he can build buildings on to help the ones that need a place to stay, praise the Lord!!

Please keep him and his ministry in your prayers. If you feel led to help in any way please get with me and I can assist or help get you in contact with Chaplain Jeff Williams Apelli Love you guys!!!!

Date: 14th December 2020.
Dear Brother Thomas,
Greetings in the most precious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
On behalf of Riverside Prison Ministry, Uganda.
I wish to humbly pass my sincere thanks for your continuous financial and spiritual support our work for God in these trying year of 2020, I praise and give the Lord all the glory. Your support has gone a long way to advance and strengthen many in the faith more so my family and the ex inmate brethren who have been stranded with nowhere to go during the COVID pandemic.It has helped us in the purchasing of food and other upkeep needs as we went on with challenging initiatives in ministry such as the Rice farming and Fish
farming initiatives , it has helped us various ways to meet our welfare needs as we went on serving the Lord thru the year. Indeed it has been a year of testimony and I, my family and those you have touched with your help cant forget make mention of you to our Heavenly Father, MAY HE MEET THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART.

As the year comes to an end, we again call upon you to continuously consider giving us and our work for God room in your heart.In this festive season, I am always burdened to show the love of Christ to our brothers and sisters behind the wire but due to the COVID 19 guidelines we won’t be able to go in and have a meal and service with brethren behind the wire, With the Lord’s provision we can buy foodstuffs and thru the welfare officer pass
it onto to them, The feeding in prisons here is one of the worst my brother.

We kindly request you to consider helping us purchase foodstuffs, the Christmas support will also help us to be able to provide a good meal with ex inmate brethren staying with us in the ministry land.

I and my family highly appreciate your partnership, Together we are advancing the Lords Kingdom.
Yours In Christ’s Service
Chaplain Jeff, wishing you a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS 2021

Letter Writing Needed

All ROOT volunteers and others that would like to be a part of the ministry, Tallahassee has informed us that they are still on hold at this time, to entering prisons, for the ministry. The one way that we still have at this moment of reaching them, is through letter writing.

We have plenty of men and women that are writing us, for spiritual guidance through these difficult times. We only have a few writers, we could definitely use more people to write and encourage the men and women Behind Bars, even if it is just a few words it means so much to them.

All letters stay on a first-name basis and the address is my post office box to where no personal information is given. Please prayerfully consider helping us in this part of the ministry, it would bless so many. If you are interested please contact either myself or Penny Whisenant for details on getting started. Please continue to keep the ministry in your prayers Love you guys!!

Franklin CI March 7th 2020

Had the check out meeting today for Franklin CI March 7th and all bikes are welcome perimeter run inside and out.
The hotel is Franklin Inn
1589 Highway 98 West Carrabelle Florida 32322 phone#850-697-4000
Friday night we will be eating at the
Crooked River Grill at St James Bay at 7:00 pm
151 laughing Gull Lane Carrabelle Florida 32322 phone# 850-697-5050
We will also stop by there Saturday evening between 4:30 and 5 whoever wants to
Any questions please call or message me
love you guys

Awesome Day at Desoto CI

It was an awesome day at DeSoto CI. The weather was perfect. The Warden and C O’s were exceptional. Many divine appointments and seeds planted. Thank you to all the volunteers who were able to make it and to the ones who keep us in prayer. Please pray for Scotty with Passion for Prison for continued improvement. And also Rob McWhorter, that he starts to feel better soon. Continued prayers for Rick Fleming and Judi Nordaas as they are still mending. Looking forward to the next one. Love you guys

FWRC Nov 30 2019

Had a awesome day on the yard at FWRC
PERFECT Weather and a lot of decisions to follow Jesus Christ
Thank you to the volunteers
Felt like old times today
God is so good !!!

Franklin Workcamp

Thanks again to all the Volunteers who came to Franklin work camp
Another awesome day in the yard by our Creator that we got to witness.

DeSoto CI Feb 8 2020

To all root volunteers
We have the okay for DeSoto CI February 8th
We are getting a room at DeSoto motel in Arcadia the address is:
Desoto Motel
1021 North Brevard Avenue
Arcadia Florida 34266
There is also a Holiday Inn Express in Arcadia if you would rather stay there.
There is a fair in the area this weekend so the hotels are filling up quickly also they are allowing two bikes into the facility and I already have the two that are coming in with us so there is no need to bring your bike if I did not get a hold of you to come in with it.
We will be eating at Beef O Brady’s Friday night at 6:30
1703 East Oak Street Arcadia Florida 34266

We have tables assigned for us just tell him you are with Penny / root
I have to work Friday so I will try to make dinner
If you have any questions please give me a call 352-494-0285
Looking forward to it love you guys

2020 Yard Schedule

Proposed dates for the yard events in 2020

DeSoto CI February 8th
Franklin CI March 7th
Hardee CI
April 11th
Jackson CI
May 16th
Lawtey CI
June 13th
Putnam CI
July 11th
FWRC September 12th
Charlotte CI October 17th
DeSoto CI November 21st
Franklin CI December 12th