I just got a letter from Lauren, a woman in Oregon who is finishing her prison sentence and finding great joy as she participating in Prison Fellowship® programs. Thanks to her relationships with Prison Fellowship volunteers, she’s better prepared to go back to her community as a follower of Jesus. She writes:
Whether or not this letter makes it into your hands, or whomever may read it along the way, I wanted you all to know how much of a difference your Prison Fellowship volunteers make. … I’m lost no longer … right here is exactly where I need to be. With a year and a half down, and a year and eight months to go, my walk with Christ grows stronger every day. … [The volunteers] are open books, sharing their lives and walks with us as well. Their Tuesday nights are spent with one-to-one mentoring, breaking down walls with us girls we didn’t even know existed, and their Thursday nights are spent with the whole Prison Fellowship family to worship and learn about Jesus. Needless to say, they are very dedicated, not just to us [but] to what Jesus Christ has called them to do – to minister to us, and that’s what they have been doing for years, making a difference. [The volunteers] appear to be normal people with full-time jobs, full-time families, and lives they are living, but they’re not normal! … They are part of the Lord’s army, suited with the armor of God and ready to battle for our souls.
Have you been wondering whether you could volunteer for Prison Fellowship Ministries? Our thousands of volunteers are people just like you, living normal, busy lives, but with a heart committed to restoring the “least of these” in their communities. Learn more at https://www.prisonfellowship.org/get-involved/.