Dear Editor:Quick Explainer: The sheriff's office got a boat in October, thanks to a federal grant, to use in search and rescue missions on the Mississippi River. Schell continued:
Every Wednesday at "mail call," I look forward to receiving my copy of the Ste. Genevieve Herald. Although I am not from this area, I enjoy the "hometown" news, the political disputes, "where are the donations for the siren pole?" and even photos of Sheriff Gary Stolzer's latest toy, the SafeBoat.
Then, I turn to the second section to review the vast listings in the Church Services Directory. Ste. Genevieve has several Baptist churches, plus Lutheran, Presbyterians, nondenominational Christian churches, plus the Church of Ste. Genevieve Catholic, with a long history in the community. I read about the 20 other churches in the general area, and I ask myself, "Where are you?"
Here sits 140-plus sinners in need of spiritual guidance. Where are you? More than 30 pastors and zero regularly visiting the Ste. Genevieve County Detention Center? Did the local ministers miss where Jesus said, "I was in prison and you visited me"?
How hard can it be to walk through the jail once a week offering encouragement and prayers? Pastors, priests, deacons, elders, sisters and brothers -- where are you?
Ste. Genevieve County Detention Center
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