Answers aren’t always easy to find in prison.
Behind bars, where people search for something to give them purpose and a sense of belonging, many religions and sects peddle their beliefs. In some units, where prisoners have no access to chapel services or other special events, the Truth can be even harder to spot.
Thankfully, for prisoners in more than 700 facilities, Prison Fellowship’s Inside Journal newspaper proclaims the Gospel through relevant, inspirational articles, distributed by chaplains and volunteers.
On prison visits, volunteers like Dave pass them out to prisoners hungry for answers. One man, who was especially touched by the articles he read, wrote this letter:
“I was lying on my bunk and this old man came up to my cell door and asked me if I wanted something to read. I got up and started talking to him, and my heart went out to this man in his 80’s named Dave. He slid the Inside Journal, Prison Fellowship’s newspaper for America’s prisons, Volume 23, No. 2, Spring 2014 under my cell door and told me, ‘You read that and you will find some answers.’ I read that newspaper three times and was touched emotionally by all of the articles.”
As you partner with us, we’re sending Inside Journal to more and more prisons, inviting men and women to know the freedom Christ offers behind bars. To learn more, or to order bulk shipments for a prison where you minister as a volunteer, visit: https://www.prisonfellowship.org/resources/prison-ministry/inside-journal-archives/.