"Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel." (Mark 16:15). For CMO, our initial world of evangelism is the Sedgwick County Detention Facility and the Sedgwick County Work Release Facility. It is the heart of CMO to touch the spiritual lives of as many inmates as possible with the "born-again" message of Jesus Christ. Presently that message is delivered through a variety of chapel services, group bible studies, one-on-one biblical counseling, and an array of Christian study materials.
CMO has a second mission that we believe is closely akin to our spiritual mission. Many of the incarcerated do not have basic necessities because of lack of money. They are unable to buy hygiene items such as soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste, comb or even paper, pencil and envelopes that they may communicate with their family. CMO provides these items and in some cases even clothing and underclothing. Praise God that "he" has made it possible for us to minister to the whole person: spirit, soul and body. Amen.
Thereby, CMO wishes to be doers of the word and not hearers only. "What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body, what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. James 2: 14-18. King James Version.
Our mission is accompanied by our goal; that there will be visible fruit in our community. Once the inmate has paid their debt and is released; they will return no more. They will become that God-loving neighbor that we all desire.
"If the Son therefore shall make you free; ye shall be free indeed." John 8:36 KJV.