May 05, 2010

Lives Changed: Prison Ministry Update

David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope

During a recent prison outreach we were able to distribute over 19,700 gift bags to the inmates and were blessed to see more than 210 of them accept Jesus into their lives.

Prison life is incredibly difficult and complex. We spoke with a 19 year old man who just the night before had attempted to commit suicide. In the course of the conversation, he told us that he was forced to join a gang in that prison. If he had refused he would have been beaten or possibly killed. His initiation into the gang required him to assault a prison guard. He was put in solitary because of that attack and that was when he tried to end his life. We were able to share the love of Christ with him and tell him that God has an awesome plan for his life.

It is such a blessing to us to be able to reach out to people like this. They may have done things—some very bad things---that have landed them in prison but they need to know about the freedom that Christ has for them. Thanks to our partners for supporting us in these efforts.

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