Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Non-profit of the month: April 2012 - Prison Fellowship

On April 21, 2012, Chuck Colson died.

If people knew who he was, it is likely they knew him for his part in the Watergate scandal.

What people might not know is that in the midst of his failings during Watergate, he dedicated his life to following Jesus.  As result, he committed his life to Christian ministry to prisoners and their families by founding Prison Fellowship.

Their goal:
Prison Fellowship’s mission is to seek the transformation of prisoners and their reconciliation to God, family, and community through the power and truth of Jesus Christ. To best accomplish this mission, Prison Fellowship has created a holistic model called Transformational Ministry, which draws upon a number of coordinated and complementary programs and services. Prison Fellowship’s key method in accomplishing this mission is equipping and empowering local churches and volunteers to reach out to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families with the love and hope of Christ.

I hope you'll consider supporting their work and any work in your community that helps prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families.