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Fatherhood, God, and Prison

For many people like Miles, the word "father" evokes painful memories. But now Miles knows that he has a loving Heavenly Father — one who has "an unfailing love." Read more.

October 25, 2018
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Everything was fixed by Jesus.”

Saul’s downward spiral got worse after he lost custody of his daughter. But Jesus changed everything. Read more.

October 1, 2018
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A Mentor Meets Their Student

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to meet one of your students in person? René Kooistra, one of our board members at Crossroads, had the opportunity to meet one of his students in Alberta. Read more.

September 21, 2018
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Peace at 52

Trevor didn't find peace until he found Jesus — just before returning to prison. Now he's using this time to learn more about his faith and share his story. Read more.

September 4, 2018

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Discovering God Within the Walls of Prison

James believed in God his whole life, but it wasn’t until his most recent incarceration that he truly found the Lord. Read more.

August 7, 2018
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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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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