Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.
The jail is a place of hopelessness and lostness. We look at it as a place where our brothers and sisters are suffering and need to know there is hope for a future. With nearly 300 prisoners, the jail is overcrowded, housing 8-10 people in a cell that was created for four. There is no prison yard and no free time. Due to the overpopulation and backlog off cases, many are there for several years.
Once a week we visit the prisoners to worship and work in small groups. Groups of 8-15 people meet with several of our team members. We teach the Bible, listen to their stories, and create bonds on a more personal basis.
We work in the jail to lift spirits and provide encouragement. Our goal is to build relationships with the men and women in jail in hopes of continuing that relationship once they are released.