It wasn’t long before Chris found himself snowballing into an eight-year lie that would land him on the other side of the prison bars and, at the same time, propel him into a journey toward spiritual freedom.
Hope for Kids, Inc. launched this past December with the vision of reaching underprivileged kids in the Greater Springfield Massachusetts area with acts of kindness, spiritual renewal, authentic relationships, and physical nourishment.
He was the last man you would ever expect to turn around; Julio rode with a notorious South Texas motorcycle gang. He was their “enforcer,” feared by friends and enemies alike — until Prison Fellowship introduced him to Jesus.
Julio’s story spills out in bits and pieces.
Every individual is addicted to something, and every individual has an opportunity to be restored. In the most recent Frontlines, Prison Fellowship CEO Jim Liske recounts the story of a current PF volunteer and former methamphetamine addict who has become a part of the restoration process in the lives of others.
Leigh Littrell sat in the local county jail parking lot, praying her heart out. Lord, she asked, as she tried to get ready to assist teaching a class to female inmates, help me see these women through Your eyes. Give me your love for them, because I can’t do it in my own strength!
Over 50 percent of prisoners currently suffer from substance abuse addiction, according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. Another 20 percent either have histories of substance abuse, were under the influence of alcohol or other drugs at the time they committed their crimes, or committed their offenses to get money to buy drugs.
Jeffery Hopper has a picture of himself and his daughter, Amanda, sitting on the couch when she was just a little girl.
“She adored me. I was her world,” Jeffery remembers. “I destroyed it by going to prison.”“We’ll All Go Down Together”
Jeffery grew up in Port Neches, Texas, where he adopted a criminal lifestyle early on.
As we enter a new fiscal year, we look back on one of the biggest moments of 2013 – God’s miraculous work behind bars at Easter!
Over Easter weekend, Prison Fellowship CEO Jim Liske and Prison Fellowship President Garland Hunt shared the Gospel with prisoners in Florida and Texas.
Frontlines is a video series that brings you close to the work of Prison Fellowship through the lens of Prison Fellowship Ministries CEO Jim Liske’s encounters with the inmates and families. In the latest edition, Jim visits “Vince,” a new inmate at a detention center in Hawaii.