Stories from the Crossroads

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

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Barbara prays with purpose and faith

It wasn't until she was incarcerated that Barbara learned a powerful lesson: “You never know that God is all you need until God is all you got.” Read more.

June 28, 2018
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Help Us Win $10,000

We don’t often directly ask for donations, but this is a special case: From June 1 - June 30, every dollar donated to Crossroads at this link automatically earns us a chance to win a $10,000 donation from CanadaHelps! Read more.

June 14, 2018
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A Prisoner’s Letter to Jesus

Jesus, I always knew You existed. I’m a sixty-one-year-old man doing life fifteen. I’m twenty-one years in. I wish, in my younger days, when mom asked me to go to church with her, I would have gone. I always said to her, “Maybe next week,” but it never happened... Read more.

June 7, 2018
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I prayed to God and asked Him to either help me with my life and give me a sign or help me kill myself.”

When Andrew arrived in prison, he never expected the Bible to hold the answers to life's biggest problems. Now, he's considering becoming a chaplain. Read more.

May 3, 2018
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The Steps to Employment program prepared me for my future and my success outside of prison.”

Last December, Liana shared her story about how the Faith and Money course helped her successfully re-integrate into society after she was released on parole. We’re sharing part of that story here. When Liana was sent to prison, she realized she had nothing to lose by “trying” God. This is what happened next. Read more.

April 17, 2018
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Mark’s Story

Mark's brief letter moved us so much that we have decided to share it verbatim. His transformation and gratitude are palpable, and we joyfully cry with him when we see this sort of change in people's hearts. Read more.

April 3, 2018
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Mike’s Story

Mike's story is a testament to the power of God in prison, and the life-giving joy of the Gospel. Read more.

March 1, 2018
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Chris’s Story

Chris went from Christianity to robbing banks. In prison, he reconnected with Jesus and was transformed. This is his story. Read more.

February 8, 2018
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From Safety To Trust

The first time God visited Darren*, he was fourteen years old and doing time in the Young Offenders Centre. As he sat alone in his cell preparing a noose out of a bed sheet, intent on ending his life, he heard a voice calling his name. “I got up and looked out the window expecting […] Read more.

September 5, 2017
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Meet Robb from British Columbia

I grew up feeling loved and cherished by my family. When I was about 8 or 9 my mom married my stepfather. He was an alcoholic and abusive. But, at least, he was there and my biological father was not. I was constantly disappointed while waiting for my dad to show up and spend time […] Read more.

June 22, 2017