"Prison was the last place I wanted to go. ... Taking a job with Prison Fellowship was probably the biggest step of faith I’ve ever taken in my life."
Convicted of manslaughter, Brandy served over 6 years before she got a second chance at life. Now she helps others do the same as a mentor.
Brandon was on fire for crime, until a robbery put him behind bars. In prison, he would search for truth and meaning for his life. But would he find it?
"I did everything but join a gang," Roderick McNeely remembers. "I was trying to kill myself."
Life at home was a nightmare for friends Paige and Macie. They desperately needed a refuge. They found support at Angel Tree Camping.
Palmer appeared to be on his way to becoming another tragic statistic. He appeared to be on his way to becoming another tragic statistic—a broken life destined for destruction and possibly prison.
The Book of Philemon is too often overlooked when reading through the New Testament. At a mere 25 verses long, the short letter by the Apostle Paul to a wealthy leader of the Church in Colossae is easy to flip past when searching for Hebrews, James, or Revelation. Those who do take the time to read the epistle, however, will be treated to a valuable lesson about Christian love, forgiveness, and the importance of restoration.
The following article was originally published in Winter 2017 edition of Inside Journal. Inside Journal is a quarterly newspaper published by Prison Fellowship® just for prisoners.
This article is reprinted here with permission.
Last week we began a series on helping prospective mentors determine if they are equipped to walk alongside current and former prisoners.