READY, SET, GO!

Dear Supporters of PiFO, Life with Covid has been challenging for everyone! Our PiFO/Corban extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) is no exception. State guidelines have kept us from being able to offer in-person instruction. However, our first year cohort began instruction in early October through packets that are delivered to OSCI weekly.…

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UPDATE: Second Classroom

Here is a photo our second classroom at OSCI. It is one of two new classrooms which will provide space for 25 students each. The desks were assembled by our students. In addition to the two classrooms, the remodeled space designated for the Corban extension includes a study hall, computer lab, a special area for…

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I lost my way, then I lost my hand

Dear Supporters of PiFO, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:7 In Psalm 20:7, we are reminded that our trust should never be in chariots or horses—the things of this world. Our confidence is in God, not in presidents. And God…

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Jason, an instrument of HOPE

Dear Friends and Supporters of PiFO, Education is the biggest factor in reducing the rate of recidivism for men and women coming out of prison. A college degree reduces the rate by over 50%. When you add the element of moral and spiritual transformation to the degree, the rate skyrockets! This is exactly what PiFO…

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