Meet Professor Evan!

As you know, our students at the Corban extension in OSCI are deeply immersed this semester in the studies of General Psychology, College Writing 1, Contemporary Math and Survey of Biblical Literature. I had a chance to look at the Math textbook last week. It looked like a foreign language to me! Our students are…

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TETELESTAI

Two years ago, as I was trying to come up with a name for our nonprofit, I felt that God was suggesting tetelestai. It is the Greek word for “it is finished.” This word occurs in John 19:28 and John 19:30. These are the only two places in the New Testament where it does occur.…

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Budget and Baptism?

You might be asking the question “What do the budget and baptism have to do with each other?” Below you will see the answer. Our Year 1 budget included the costs of the construction remodel, architect fees, computers for all the students, furniture and necessary supplies. This amount was close to $800,000 of which $700,000…

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Meet Professor Jim Hills

Our students at the Corban extension in the Oregon Correctional Institution are well into their Winter semester taking courses in General Psychology, College Writing I, Contemporary Math and Survey of Biblical Literature. Professor Hills will be teaching College Writing I. He was born in Ithaca, New York, but has lived most of his life on…

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Meet Professor Mike Patterson!

Winter classes have started at the Corban University extension in OSCI! Our 25 students began classes on January 8. They will be taking 4 courses this semester. The courses are Survey of Biblical Literature, College Writing I, Contemporary Math and General Psychology. The men were so eager to start the Winter quarter after the Christmas…

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The Computers are here!

Dear friends and supporters of PiFO, 2020 is starting out great! Because of you, we were able to purchase 25 computers—one for each of our students. The computer is a unique computer that was designed specifically for the prison environment. The computer is called a Securebook. A picture of it is included with this email.…

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Year End Appeal

Psalm 107:14…“He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.” December 23, 2019 Dear Friend of Paid in Full Oregon, When you walk into the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI), you enter into another world. Entry only comes through tight security. And as the solid steel doors clank behind you,…

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