Some people are skeptical as to whether there is any benefit that comes from prison ministries. “Jail house religion” is a term used to describe the tendency of those who are incarcerated to turn to God for help. Some people believe the changes are only superficial and temporary. While it is certainly true that some former inmates are quick to return to drugs, alcohol or other addictions, we know that some men are truly set free by Jesus Christ – and are indeed new creations.
We also recognize the need for God’s continued forgiveness for our own sinfulness, and are glad that God’s mercies are new every morning. We see God’s Spirit reaches out to the broken, the hurting, and those who recognize their own need. God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. God promises we will find Him if we seek after Him with all our heart. We see God work in amazing ways in the hearts of men we encounter behind bars. These are merely a handful of true accounts of the ways the Holy Spirit has worked in the lives of men we have been blessed to know.