By Offender S. When you have nowhere else to turn, when your own ideas and resources have evaporated, when your control over a situation is in shambles, God is still there. When your knees ache from kneeling in prayer but you can’t tell if He’s even listening, God is still there. When you don’t knowContinue reading God is still there
by Ex-Offender J. My name is J….. Once I was dead but now I’m alive and the Holy Spirit lives in me. I’ve spent 18 years in prison for a crime that I’m ashamed to even speak of. Prison can be a very dark place. Sometimes a person can feel alone. I know that I’mContinue reading My Name is ….
by Christy Hoagland In the few short years of being involved in prison ministry we have seen generations of families incarcerated. At one institution we had the grandfather, father, and son all in one service. Right now, a young man in one of our weekly services has been in and out of prison (mostly in)Continue reading Breaking the Cycle
by Johnny Allen After giving my life to Jesus in prison my hours were disproportionately split between a cautious hope and (more often) staring exhaustedly into nowhere, wondering if God really did care about the anxiety, the uncertainty, the confusion that I created, and the realness of my struggles. Excited to be part of aContinue reading Does God Really Care?
by Johnny Allen How do we deal with the diversity of crime or levels of crime? It is a messy ministry, no doubt – but I just believe and trust His Word. One of the scriptures that helps me the most is 1 Corinthians 13:7 “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” This verse is modeled everyContinue reading Who Better Needs Jesus Than Those In Prison?
by Offender X Before I turned my life over to God I was a troubled person. Not necessarily bad, in fact I was actually quite popular around my hometown. But with no regard for popularity, I always felt empty and continuously found myself seeking something to fill that void. Growing up, I was raised Catholic.Continue reading A Prisoner’s Story