What about the 23 “Lifers”?

I recently received a list of the inmates who have applied to join the first ever bachelor’s degree program offered in Oregon’s prison system. The enthusiasm among the inmates is very high and more than 150 have applied.  On that list are 38 who bear the label “Lifer.” It’s hard for any of us to…

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A Real Honor

Your generosity and support of Paid in Full has given us a real honor. The Department of Corrections “Director’s Award” is given to organizations that help improve our prison system. Paid in Full is the recipient for 2019! I accepted the award on your behalf because without your generosity and prayers, nothing we’ve done this past year…

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Celebrating Freedom!

They thought they were going to visit a prison. Instead, they found themselves in a worship service! Four years ago, I brought a delegation of Oregon officials to Angola Prison in Louisiana so they could see for themselves how a “seminary in prison” had transformed lives. They were amazed at what they saw: Prisoners celebrating…

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It’s God’s story – will you help me tell it?

God has given me a story. I want to share it. Will you help me do that? I’m asking you for a special favor. I am looking for more speaking engagements and I wonder if you know of a place where I can tell the Paid in Full Oregon story. I’m specifically thinking about your…

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