Ripple Effect Results

Dear Friends and Supporters of PiFO, We are so grateful for your participation in “The Ripple Effect” our virtual fundraising celebration, on Thursday, March 11. The “Ripple Effect” was broadcast LIVE from the Luis Palau Association in Beaverton, Oregon. Many thanks to our generous sponsors, our challenge gift donors, those who made a donation on…

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Corban Professors Go Back to Prison!

Hello Supporters and Friends of PiFO, As you know, live instruction at the Corban extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) was halted in March of 2020 due to COVID-19. However, the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) allowed Corban to submit education packets to our students in lieu of live instruction. Since receiving the…

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Only 22 days until…

Dear Supporters of PiFO, Our virtual fundraiser, The Ripple Effect, is only 22 days (March 11) from today! There is still so much to do, yet God has done so much already. For example, all 25 students in our second cohort have been transferred to the college in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI), our…

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Celebrate with PiFO!

Dear Supporters of PiFO, We are excited about our virtual celebration fundraiser coming up on March 11th, “The Ripple Effect.” We believe the name, “The Ripple Effect” truly describes what happens through PiFO in prisoners’ lives, families, communities, relationships, and – inside the walls of the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI). We will begin our virtual event at 7pm…

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Victor or Victim?

Dear Faithful Supporters of PiFO, As we have all traveled through this crazy uncertainty of 2020, one theme has been consistently on my mind—are we victors or are we victims? “Victor” is defined in the Oxford dictionary as a “person who defeats an enemy or opponent in a battle…” A “victim” is a “person who…

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Transforming Lives for Eternity

Transforming adults in custody into spiritual and moral leaders Dear Faithful Supporters of PiFO, Have you ever taken the time to consider the meaning of the above statement? This is the mission statement of Paid in Full Oregon (PiFO). But what does it really mean? In one simple phrase these words form the promise God…

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I am ready

Dear Supporters of PiFO, A few weeks ago I mentioned that all of our students in the second cohort (our Freshman class this year) had been transferred to the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) in preparation for the beginning of classwork. I misspoke. There are still some students who have not been transferred due to…

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