Was I worthy enough?

Dear PiFO Supporter, This time of year, as we remember what God has done for us, whether it be an undeserved blessing, or a blessing disguised as a challenge, and as we contemplate how we are going to bless others through our year-end gifts, let’s keep in mind the last, the least, and the lost. …

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Hope for the future

Dear PiFO Supporter, Below is another letter from one of our students in the Corban Extension at the Oregon State Correctional Institution expressing how he has been impacted by the Paid in Full Oregon/Corban program. I have been sending these letters to supporters of PiFO over the last several months. This one is especially hopeful…

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“Well, I made it here.”

Dear PiFO Supporter, I have been sending essays to our supporters from the students at the Paid in Full Oregon/Corban extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) in Salem. This is the seventh essay in a series of over 65 (!) that will be emailed to supporters of PiFO. All the previous ones had…

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Mission accomplished!

Dear PiFO Supporter, Last week PiFO began its annual campaign for laptop computers for our students. We only needed 20 because last year funds were raised to pay for an additional five computers.The mission has been accomplished! God has provided for the 20 computers within a week of starting the campaign. Praise Him and praise…

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It’s laptop time again!

Dear PiFO Supporter, PiFO and Corban are now in the process of recruiting our 4th cohort to attend the four-year college degree program in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) in Salem. Adults in custody (AICs) from the other prisons throughout Oregon are eligible to apply for the 25 openings that are available. The application deadline…

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If at first you don’t succeed!

Dear PiFO Supporter, Over the last couple of months, I have been sending you essays from our students on how the Paid in Full Oregon/Corban University college degree program has been affecting their lives and the lives of their family members. Here is a testimonial essay from Keith Davis: “Judge Tom Kohl and members of…

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