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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Classes begin!

Gustavo was 20 years old when he made the biggest mistake of his life. Now, he’s serving a life sentence. But this week marks a new chapter in his life and the lives of 24 other student inmates. Classes started yesterday in Oregon’s first of its kind bachelors degree program in its prison system. Everyone…

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What does GOD call a prisoner?

What does GOD call a prisoner? FORGIVEN! This week we saw a dramatic example of how the power of forgiveness in Christ grabbed the headlines. A Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, was sentenced for the shooting death of her unarmed neighbor in his apartment, and at her sentencing, the victim’s 18-year-old brother Brandt Jean publicly…

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