Building a new life is a real challenge for anyone returning to their communities after a period of incarceration. There is the need to find housing, employment, and support; to avoid past mistakes and old acquaintances, while making new connections to help ensure future success.
For some women in Michigan, the first step in this transformation begins with the making of intricate handbags
In the newest Prison Fellowship video blog, field director Denise Harris talks about some of the amazing ministry taking place in Michigan’s female correctional facility. She shares about the work of Bags to Butterflies, an organization partnering with Prison Fellowship that seeks to encourage women leaving incarceration to rebuild their lives as they leave the baggage of their past behind. In a symbolic gesture, these women construct beautiful wooden purses, testifying to the building of new life outside of prison walls.
To learn more about what Prison Fellowship is doing in your area, and how you can get involved in serving those impacted by crime and incarceration, visit our action page to see what opportunities are available where you live.