"I did my time at Louisiana State Penitentiary, otherwise known as Angola or 'The Farm.' I had to learn how to have the respect of both staff and my fellow inmates to make the most of my sentence."
As concert goers were serenaded by Casting Crowns, Newsboys, Crowder, and many more Christian artists, they also got to witness a very touching moment.
The community reentry team connected Albert with Paving the Way, one of Prison Fellowship's reentry partners that helps former prisoners in their search for employment.
Hayden’s life collapsed the day his daddy went to prison. But today, Hayden is getting the love and support of caring Angel Tree volunteers and the church community where it all happens.
Bobby calls it a privilege to “lead those in prison to a life-changing encounter with the one and only living God.”
Rosita wasn’t your typical kindergartner. She had no dolls to cherish. No friends to play with. Her childhood dreams were more like nightmares. At 5 years old, she had never experienced even a single moment of freedom.
I have been an Angel Tree church coordinator for many years, but 2014 has to have been the best ministry year yet.
How can a man who spent years behind bars call himself “lucky”? It’s because God used Angel Tree to soften his heart.
This past December, Angel Tree took gifts and the Gospel to children with a mom or dad in prison all around the county. At Prison Fellowship, we’ve been hearing amazing reports from our Angel Tree volunteers about the lives and families that were touched through the program this Christmas.
The class of 2014 is so excited about what God has planned for them. The graduates know they will continue to be challenged every day, but they have gained self-confidence and discovered their God-given passion and purpose through their in-depth study of God's Word.
Prison Fellowship's president and CEO, Jim Liske, shared some wisdom with Real Simple, a magazine that "provides smart, realistic solutions to everyday challenges."
Rocio remembers it like it was yesterday. “One day there was a knock on our door,” she says. When she answered, a volunteer from a local church told her that he had been sent on behalf of her husband and Angel Tree. “He told me he had gifts for our kids from their daddy,” Rocio recalls.
A Minnesota family finds hope by sharing Christmas with a prisoner's child.
Robyn's son is in prison, but through mother-son art projects she is staying connected with him and encouraging him to use his talents for good.