One of the most personal and effective ways Forever Forgiven ministers to prisoners is through our Letters of Compassion.
The Importance of Personal Contact
Feelings of isolation are a severe problem for inmates. Contact with the outside world can be difficult and costly: visits and telephone calls can be prohibitively expensive. Because of this, mail is precious, one of the most reliable ways to feel in touch with the world beyond prison walls.
The truth is, mail from the outside world is not only a solace, it can also offer a certain level of security – other prisoners and staff are made aware of the fact that someone cares and is paying attention. Reports indicate that prisoners who regularly receive mail are less likely to be targeted for abuse.
“7 Who executes justice for the oppressed,who gives food to the hungry. The Lord gives freedom to the prisoners. 8 The Lord opens the eyes of the blind; The Lord raises those who are bowed down; The Lord loves the righteous. 9 The Lord watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked He turns upside down.” (Psalm 146:7-9)
A Constant Christian Support System
When a prisoner receives Forever Forgiven Ministries Letters of Compassion, he or she receives more than communication and protection – they receive the nourishment of God’s word and personal, one-on-one mentorship with one of our staff. The ultimate goal of correspondence is to further spiritual growth by answering questions, imparting wisdom, and showing support. Ultimately the goal is to inspire and motivate inmates to build an ever-deepening relationship with Jesus Christ during incarceration and after release.
Do you feel led to help these prisoners? Talk to us about opportunities to get involved.