Effective January 1, 2021, Crossroads Prison Ministries and New Life Prison Ministries will combine their resources to become a unified Canadian organization, serving the incarcerated in Canadian prisons, with Canadian mentors and study materials.
Crossroads Prison Ministries and London based New Life Prison Ministries have in essence the same mission and vision: to come alongside incarcerated women and men, helping them grow in faith through Bible correspondence courses with personalized replies.
The legal entity currently known as “Crossroads Prison Ministries Canada” will lay down its name and close its office in Burlington. Following this, Crossroads Prison Ministries Canada will be wound up in due course. Our operations will transfer to the offices of New Life Prison Ministries who will continue to operate out of their existing location in Arva, ON, north of London. Interested volunteers from Crossroads Canada will have the opportunity to transfer and serve under the New Life Prison Ministries banner in future. This transfer will not include any of our current branding or lesson material, which will remain under proprietary ownership by the US entity.
“This is a good news story. This exciting opportunity allows improved stewardship so that 100% of our donor resources will remain in Canada,” remarks René Kooistra, Chair of Crossroads Canada.
“Our coming together is a demonstration of the unity in the Body that the Lord Jesus prayed for,” comments Peter Bolton, Chair of New Life.
As New Life is committed to continuously serving the inmate population effectively, planning is in place to transition interested Crossroads mentors to becoming New Life instructors. Stay tuned for more information regarding this exciting venture.
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