When I was growing up my father had a favorite saying. “There are two types of people in the world,” he would say, “those who need to share the Gospel, and those who need to hear it. So if you’re not sharing it …”
The words he left unsaid did most of the talking, and I always knew he meant it sincerely. My father had become a Christian as an adult, and he had a profound understanding of his own need for grace and his responsibility to share grace with others, including former prisoners that he befriended and gave work to.
My father’s simple piece of wisdom has stuck with me over the decades as a kind of plumb line, and it helps me to sort my priorities in life. Is a particular activity or commitment forwarding the message of God’s truth and grace? If not, is it really deserving of my time and resources?
With your help Prison Fellowship is committed to giving as many prisoners as possible an opportunity to hear and respond to God’s free offer of salvation. Every year we collaborate with like-minded ministries to hold evangelistic events on prison yards across the country, and we distribute more than 600,000 copies of Inside Journal, a newspaper with fresh and engaging presentations of the Gospel, to jails and prisons in all 50 states.
Just like you and me, men and women behind bars need to hear the Gospel. Won’t you help us share it with them? Learn more at http://www.prisonfellowship.org/programs/evangelism/