The dark places…do not be overcome by evil

  Dear Faithful Supporters of PiFO, In prison there are very dark places where evil is the ruler of the days, weeks and years. We, on the outside, don’t have a clue as to what really goes on in those dark places. Even good-intentioned people who come and visit and run programs from the outside, don’t know. They…

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Victor or Victim?

Dear Faithful Supporters of PiFO, As we have all traveled through this crazy uncertainty of 2020, one theme has been consistently on my mind—are we victors or are we victims? “Victor” is defined in the Oxford dictionary as a “person who defeats an enemy or opponent in a battle…” A “victim” is a “person who…

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Transforming Lives for Eternity

Transforming adults in custody into spiritual and moral leaders Dear Faithful Supporters of PiFO, Have you ever taken the time to consider the meaning of the above statement? This is the mission statement of Paid in Full Oregon (PiFO). But what does it really mean? In one simple phrase these words form the promise God…

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I am ready

Dear Supporters of PiFO, A few weeks ago I mentioned that all of our students in the second cohort (our Freshman class this year) had been transferred to the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) in preparation for the beginning of classwork. I misspoke. There are still some students who have not been transferred due to…

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