We are a unique prison ministry that reaches inmates with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through athletics. Statistics show that the vast majority of prisoners will not attend a traditional religious program such as a chapel service or Bible study. However, inmates will gladly attend sporting events at which a gospel message is shared.
Most of the men and women that we encounter behind bars have hurting hearts and are desperate to experience Christ’s love and forgiveness. Many of them have been disowned by their families and forsaken by their friends.
Please join us as we use “the universal language” of sports to win inmates for Jesus Christ.
It may seem like we are stealing our ministry mantra from the back of a shampoo bottle, but in this case the process is more similar than you might think. Our Citrus Country 3 crusade was so successful that we are jumping back in with both feet and heading to the same area of Florida…in just two weeks!
Yes, from June 23-27 the Saints will be conducting the SONshine State crusade in central Florida. We will be ministering in four prisons in four days – two that we visited in April (Polk CI and Hardee CI) and two that we have not visited in more than 15 months (Sumter CI and Zephyrhills CI). You might ask why we would go right back to the same area, so I’ll answer the question in advance…they asked us to!
We received a tremendous response from the previous crusade, including an email directly from one of the wardens to our Director! The entire region was buzzing with news of our visit, so we decided to “reward” them for hosting our team by jumping right back into the experience again.
We ask for your continued prayers for all involved, including:
– the 14 Missionary Athletes who will make the trip
– the families they are leaving behind
-the inmates that we will encounter on the yard
-the staff at each facility
-health/safety for everyone
Most importantly, pray that the gospel is preached boldly and penetrates the many hearts that long for a Savior!
Text-to-give is possibly the most convenient way to support the Saints Prison Ministry – and we have it in place now! Yes, SPM is providing one more way for our faithful supporters to continue donating, even while on the run! It just doesn’t get any easier than texting a single number to a pre-assigned phone number.
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