Breaking chains this Saturday

If you’ll attend the banquet this Saturday night, you’ll be thrilled to meet my good friend Burl Cain. God has used him in an incredible way.  When he became warden of the Angola Prison in Louisiana, it was the most violent prison in America. And when he left that job, 24 years later, Angola Prison…

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Like an oasis in prison

As I stood outside the gatehouse at the Oregon State Correctional Institution last Friday, there was a woman with a big smile and tears flowing down from her eyes. She was the mother of Jason, one of our students, who had experienced deep sorrow over her son’s criminal history and incarceration. But, this was a…

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What God can do through your life

If you don’t start on what God has called you to do now, no matter how long and hard the road may be, you will never experience the joy of seeing what God can do through your life. Six years ago this month, I visited Angola Prison in Louisiana and was introduced to the idea…

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Classes begin!

Gustavo was 20 years old when he made the biggest mistake of his life. Now, he’s serving a life sentence. But this week marks a new chapter in his life and the lives of 24 other student inmates. Classes started yesterday in Oregon’s first of its kind bachelors degree program in its prison system. Everyone…

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