Remembering and serving a group society often scorns and neglects: prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families.
Did you know that for the first time in America’s history, one in 32 American adults is currently in prison, on probation, or on parole? And there are an estimated 2.3 million children who have a mom or dad in prison! They live right in your neighborhood, and are the most at-risk children in the nation.
But there is hope! Since it began in 1976, Prison Fellowship has grown into the largest prison ministry in the world, partnering with thousands of churches and tens of thousands of volunteers to bring the hope of Christ to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families.
Prison Fellowship ministers to those behind bars all over the country through in-prison Bible Studies, evangelistic events and mentoring opportunities. We also provide opportunities to help ex-offenders successfully transition back into society and continue to heal and grow in their relationship with God, their family and community.
And through Angel Tree, Prison Fellowship reconnects prisoners with their families by serving the children of prisoners at Christmas. Churches and volunteers then continue to love and support these children through a variety of year-round ministry opportunities.
To learn more about how you can help Prison Fellowship continue to make a difference in our culture by extending love, forgiveness, and healing into even the darkest corners of our society, please visit http://www.prisonfellowship.org.
1. 1. God, unlike the world, has always chosen to identify closest with those who are isolated and broken.
2. 2. Prisoners are the last people anyone wants to care about – which is exactly why Christ calls us to love them.
3. 3. When we reach out to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families, we serve Christ Himself.
4. 4. We can restore peace to communities endangered by crime by changing even the hardest hearts through the grace and truth of Jesus Christ.