We had an exciting 2019 at Crossroads! In 2019, we discipled more students than ever before, celebrated more graduates from our programs than in any previous year, and welcomed over 1,000 new students.
In the last year, we served 2,852 prisoners seeking to learn more about Jesus in 100 prisons across Canada. We celebrated 1,262 graduates from our program. Even better: 1,080 new prisoners joined our program for the first time!
We also purchased and shipped 3,134 Bibles, and 5,155 Bible Manga Books.
But here’s the best part: we facilitated the exchange of 13,697 letters between prisoners and mentors in the past year. That averages to about 37 letters a day, 365 days a year. That’s 1-2 letters every hour, non, stop, for an entire year.
That’s a lot of growth for us. In fact, if this level of growth continues, we’ll reach 10-15% of the entire prison population in Canada in 2020.
That’s a pretty sensational year.
None of this would be possible without the work of our donors and our mentors. To God, we owe everything, but we wouldn’t have a ministry to be grateful for if it weren’t for the continued support of donors and mentors.
For that, we thank all of you.
We’re looking forward to an exciting 2020, but in the meantime, we want to thank God and give Him all the glory for our 2019. And thank you for coming alongside us on this mission, and doing the work of the Lord in prisons all over Canada.