But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. (Jeremiah 29:7 – NRSV)
At Pulpit Rock, we are called to seek the welfare and flourishing of our city – Colorado Springs. When we use the word flourish, we mean the restoring and the redeeming of broken things. Revitalization. Bringing what was dead back to life.
This past Sunday, we recognized seventeen men and women who are peacemakers in our city. It was a powerful time for the body of Christ at Pulpit Rock to stand in support of the law enforcement community in Colorado Springs.
Along with supporting these officers and their families in prayer, we wanted to share with you another way we can serve our city. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is looking for volunteers for their Victim Assistance Program. It’s a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people going through traumatic times … often the most traumatic they’ve ever experienced.
Volunteer Victim Advocate Opportunity
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking volunteer victim advocates to assist victims of violent crime and family survivors of sudden death. Volunteers assist office staff to ensure 24 hour coverage, seven days a week within the jurisdictions of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Fountain Police Department, and Manitou Springs Police Department.
Training will begin August 21, 2017, and will consist of meeting 2 evenings per week for 10 weeks.
For additional information or to request an application, please call Elizabeth Moe at (719) 520-7272, email us at VictimAssistance@elpasoco.com, or visit our website at www.epcsheriffsoffice.com, select “Community” and then “Volunteer Opportunities”.
Deadline for submission of applications is June 9, 2017.