This weekend I went to a conference in Dallas called the Right Now Conference. The theme was about being a “trader” of the American dream for the Kingdom of Heaven. Trading in what our culture calls important for something that we know the Lord places importance on, such as poverty, fatherless children, orphans, your neighbors in need, and even prisoners.
The ministry breakout session I chose to go to was the one for Prisoner Fellowship. I see the heart of God so much in people who have the ability to have compassion on those in prison. When I learned of the statistics of prisoners, it was heart breaking. 95% of male inmates grew up without a father. 67% of inmates will be incarcerated again. Prisoner Fellowship wants to tackle those issues. They are trying to help inmates both in prison and when they are released (94% of inmates will be released), they are also trying to highlight the issues that get people incarcerated to begin with.
It is a great ministry. I hope you check out their website.