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
by ex-offender J. S. Free Indeed Restrained, by invisible shackles and chains, to reside in total darkness. The unbearable pain. Plagued by overwhelming guilt, and endless shame. Torments, and anguish, a hopelessness, a longing to be freed. I can’t escape the powerful grip of my enemy, constantly reminding me the fruits of my actions, theContinue reading Free Indeed
by Johnny Allen Why Recidivism? The two hardest days of incarceration – the first day and the last. The first day you enter the razor wire with a lot of unknowns. What will happen to me? Why am I here? And then the days following… life goes on – it doesn’t stop for the timeContinue reading The Revolving Door
by Johnny Allen Several times now I’ve been asked by people who see the posts we make on Facebook (regarding salvations in prisons) if I really believe a person can gain a lasting relationship with Jesus Christ from a prison setting, are we successful in what we do or was it all a temporary, emotionalContinue reading Can God change the incarcerated?