As Christmas approached this year, the Welsh family began praying for a way to better serve others in their community. It will be the first Christmas without their patriarch, Ed Welsh, who passed away last February. Knowing the holidays would be difficult without Ed, the family decided that helping others might make the grief-filled time easier.
For Throwback Thursday, we revisit the ABC News' "Nightline" 2015 story on Forgiven Ministry's "One Day with God" program. Forgiven Ministry is a ministry partner with Prison Fellowship®, who organized the program at E.C. Brooks Correctional Facility in Michigan in 2015.
A man lies awake in his prison cell at night. With no light, no company, and no chance for a restful night’s sleep, he reaches for what he does have—crochet hooks and some yarn.
By morning, he has crafted a blanket.
Shirley Beatty is Prison Fellowship’s field director for North Carolina and Southern Virginia. In the following article, she recounts a recent visit to the Mountain View Correctional Institution in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, as part of the “One Day with God” program.
Last week, ABC News’ “Nightline” program aired a story about the “One Day with God” program at E. C. Brooks Correctional Facility in Michigan. Forgiven Ministry, a ministry partner with Prison Fellowship, organized the program. To watch the video, click here.
On Aug. 16, nearly 30 boys and girls gathered around the entrance of the medium-security Avery Mitchell Correctional Facility in the beautiful mountains of Spruce Pine, North Carolina, to spend a day with someone they'd been missing lately: their incarcerated fathers.
Scottie Barnes knows what it is like to grow up without a father present in her life.