Evangelism

evangelism_imgThe Saints Prison Ministry uses athletics as a means to gain the attention and respect of inmates in order to share the Gospel. Our teams go into prisons to compete against inmate varsity and All-Star teams. During half-time at each game or between games of a softball doubleheader, one of our players shares his or her testimony and another player presents the Gospel message.

Inmates that are present are given response cards to fill out with the options of:

  • Today I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior
  • I am not ready to make a commitment, but would like more
    information about becoming a Christian
  • I am already saved but wish to recommit my life to Christ.

A space is also provided for prayer requests. These cards are collected by our team and follow-up postcards with the option of enrolling in The Saints Bible Correspondence Course are mailed to every inmate that completes a response card. In addition, each inmate’s name is entered into our data base so we can correspond with him or her. Each year we send hand-signed birthday cards along with a newsletter designed especially for prisoners to each of the 26,000 inmates in our database.

Testimonials:

“Thank you for scheduling a stop at White Post Diversion Center on your recent trip to correctional facilities in Virginia and West Virginia. The staff and the offenders had a great time playing softball and hearing from your volunteers. The men were appreciative of your visit and of the willingness of your volunteers to take time from their lives to visit people they had never met. A number of employees said that it was the most positive experience that they had experienced in their careers. Thanks to you and everyone in The Saints organization for making this program available. Please share our appreciation with your volunteers. They are true ‘game-changers.'”~ Peter VanAcker, Superintendent, White Post Diversion Center, White Post, VA
“The inmate population is still buzzing about the All-Star basketball and softball games. We have had volunteer groups come in to our facility before to play softball games, but never have we had the opportunity to host a basketball team, especially of your group’s caliber. It was a rare chance for our population to show their athletic talents to an outside group as well as see fresh faces with exceptional skill on the basketball court. The basketball exhibition was a huge success for our facility along with the softball exhibition. Your group was an inspiration and excellent representative of your organization’s goals and mission. Thank you again for the opportunity to meet and play against your group.”~ Jeff Monk, Recreation Director Chippewa CF, Kincheloe, MI
“On behalf on all involved, I would also like to take this moment to thank all …for such a great spiritual experience. The feedback was the same and the atmosphere was definitely an expression of the love for Christ Jesus. It may have been promoted as an event, but it was really the fellowshipping of Saintscoming together to worship. It was the unification of all involved expressing their spiritual and athletic abilities that resulted in the spreading of love, compassion and the Gospel. However, it would be only fitting that this expression of gratitude be shared with all respective personnel, therefore I am sending a copy of this to all who had something to do with the success of this event. Again, let us all take a bow, but remember who gets the GLORY.” ~ Cornelius Barker Hudson County Correctional Facility
Announcements

Covid-19 takes a backseat

As a ministry called to introduce inmates to Jesus Christ,  the current culture dictates that we are ministering to a predominantly minority population.   It is important that we recognize this, even as we acknowledge that the Good News of Jesus Christ’s atoning work is free to all.

Even as protests appear to be waning in some areas, it is escalating in others.  The issue of racism in America is as relevant and important today as it was the day George Floyd was heinously murdered on the streets of Minneapolis.

It has become expedient that I address the racial climate of today, and express what we believe as regards to racism in America  and our response as believers.  To that end, I invite you to click on the link below:

Open Letter from the Executive Director

Serving Him gladly,

 

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