It's hard to count your blessings when you're coping with the day-to-day realities of prison. It's even harder during the holidays. But four prisoners have found several reasons to give thanks this year.
Not much changes day to day in a prison. But Prison Fellowship Hope Events, like recent ones in Texas, give refreshment and life-changing truth to men and women who need a new beginning. “I’m singing their song. I’ve been a drug addict, a criminal, a convict. I’ve come out on the other side because of my relationship with Jesus.”
Each time in prison was supposed to be her last. Jeannie understood why letters and phone calls to her son went unanswered.
For Anh, stepping into a California prison felt like the end of a long, dark road. She was stunned when a stranger told her the meaning of her name—and even more shocked when she discovered the secret to peace behind bars.
Prison Fellowship explores how U.S. prisons provide hospice services for terminally ill men and women. “I listen to people’s regrets, their stories, their happiness, their joy. I listen to their confessions.”
Tammy was surprised at the Academy participants’ dedication. “They began to truly care for one another, standing up for each other, encouraging one another. After all the conflict, I was so amazed and relieved.”
Create: New Beginnings is giving prisoners—and Prison Fellowship staff—a chance to experience God’s provision. “The weekend at Shakopee was a success … God was there, and He showed us His presence every minute.”
How does Prison Fellowship bring the light of the Gospel to some of the darkest places in prison? Through Inside Journal, Prison Fellowship’s prison newspaper that offers the incarcerated encouragement and advice.
Raised by a drug dealer, Oscar had a wild childhood on the streets before he was incarcerated. After living under the influence for years, could Oscar become a positive leader in his community?
It takes courage to be baptized—especially when you’re a prisoner. But that didn’t stop a group of men inside one Texas prison from stepping out in faith.