A different story to tell this Thanksgiving

Being sent to prison is not something most people would be grateful for. But in the “cold case” that ultimately led to Brad’s arrest, it was a relief. He’d been a fugitive from the law for many years. And during that time, he had a radical conversion to Christ. He got married, had three children,…

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God’s amazing blessing!

The Paid in Full Oregon fall banquet happened on Saturday night, November 9. It was a great blessing to me, and I hope it was to all of the attendees as well. I felt God’s presence in a powerful way as Rey Reynolds, a Vancouver police officer inspired us in song, as Dr. Amit Bhatia,…

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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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