Stories from the Crossroads

Stories about the work Crossroads is doing in prisons all over Canada.

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I feel like these manga courses opened the door for me... I now talk to God every day. I pray every day.”

Paul spent 25 years of his life looking for answers to his problems in all the wrong places. When he was in prison, he knew doing life his way wasn’t working anymore. Read more.

May 22, 2019
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Lessons from Our Summit in Thailand

Our president, Martie van Niekerk, reflects on a global Crossroads summit in Thailand. Read more.

May 14, 2019
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Nathan found his identity in God while in prison

Nathan thought God hated him. But once he was in prison, he started to understand God's undying love for him — and even though he's living a life sentence, he now knows he's spiritually free. Read more.

April 25, 2019
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Despite being locked in a cell, this prisoner has inspirational words of encouragement for us all

Despite losing his car, his job, and his home before serving time in prison, Jeremy knows God has a bright future for him — and for us as well. His letter reminds us not to let our faith in God's goodness waver. Read more.

April 3, 2019
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Student Illustrations from Our Latest Art Book

Twice a year, we publish a collection of student artwork. This is some of the art from our most recent issue. Read more.

March 27, 2019

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I feel free and peaceful even though I am behind concrete and bars. I meditate and keep a journal. These are things I did not do on the outside.”

Dwayne's life was redeemed and his relationship with God was restored when found himself in jail. Read more.

March 20, 2019
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Crossroads not only helped Jesus reach me and bring me closer to Him, but their Bible studies, artwork, poems, and mentors all helped bring me peace.”

Mitchell has always wanted to do good, and to help those in need. Serving time in prison and learning about Jesus has given him a fresh perspective on how to do that. Read more.

February 28, 2019
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The Great Truth and Survey of the Bible studies helped me grow spiritually.”

Vanessa's relationship with Jesus gives her peace and joy, and helped her stop being worried about the stresses of this world. She thanks her mentors for their encouraging comments in this beautiful letter. Read more.

February 7, 2019
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Looking back, I can see the hand of God at work in all aspects of my life.”

As Dennis follows the Lord, he learns that God has been involved in his life all along — and that God's plan is good. Read more.

January 22, 2019
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I praise the Lord each time I think of each of you, and I pray the Lord will meet you now — whatever is going on in your life.”

One of our students sends our mentors a thank you note — and a request for prayer. Read more.

December 14, 2018
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Photos from Our 2018 Christmas Gala

Over 250 guests joined us for this year's Christmas gala at Carmen's Banquet Hall in Hamilton. We couldn't be more thankful to those who came. We'd like to especially thank Cody Bates for his keynote speech, and Siegfried Tepper for blessing us musically. Read more.

December 4, 2018