“Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.”
What is the Jail?
The jail is a place many would look at as hopeless and forever lost. We look at it as a place where our brothers and sisters are suffering and need desperately to know there is hope for a future. With nearly 300 prisoners, the jail is overcrowded which puts 8-10 people in a cell that was created for 4. There is no prison yard and no free time. Due to the overpopulation of people in jail, many are there for several years.
How do we work at the Jail?
Once a week we visit the prisoners to worship and work in small groups. Our groups are made up of 8-15 people with 2 or 3 of our team with them. We teach the Bible, listen to their stories, and create bonds on a more personal basis.
Why do we work at the Jail?
We work in the jail in hopes to lift spirits and encourage people that there is still hope in their lives. We create relationships with the men and women in jail hoping to be able to do life with them once they get out of jail. We know that when they get out, hard times of life will return, old friends will still be there, and we hope to have a relationship with them that will encourage them to do life with us and not end up back in jail.