Short-Term Missions

Each year, we host short-term missions trips   where our missionary athletes travel to states outside of our local reach. These trips usually last four to six days and the schedules are quite intense. During this time, our teams play up 4 games a day against inmates teams and reach thousands of inmates with the Gospel on each trip.

Perhaps you have considered serving with the Saints Prison Ministry, but cannot commit to a full season. If you are interested in joining any of the trips below, please contact us at Crusade Information

 

 

 

2020 Open Crusades
March 3-8

March 5-8

Softball*

Basketball

Florida

Virginia

July 8-12 Softball Indiana
July 23-26

July 29 – Aug. 1

Softball

Softball*

Ohio

New York

August 19-23 Softball Kentucky
October 7-10 Softball Louisiana

 

*these crusades are operated under the church-crusade partnership

More information on joining the basketball crusade can be found at Saints Basketball Crusade          

More information on joining any of these softball crusades can be found at Saints Softball Crusades 

In addition to individuals joining us, opportunities are available for churches to use their existing athletic teams to minister around the country. Currently churches partnering with the Saints Prison Ministry have 2020 crusades scheduled for Florida, Arizona, West Virginia, New York and more!  Contact us for more information on participating in an athletic missions trip for your church group.

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Announcements

January usually means winding down soccer season, the heart of basketball season, and the first mention of softball season in the way of preseason meetings. To no one’s surprise, soccer and basketball seasons have fallen victim to pandemic cautions.

That leaves the softball season preparation to “announce” and this will surprise no one either. Due to the incredibly unpredictable prison landscape today, the preseason meetings for softball season are postponed until further notice. We are optimistic that we will see some level in-prison activity this summer but, until we have some indication of what that may look like, we are going to move forward cautiously to avoid any confusion or misleading statements.

We appreciate your prayers for our missionary-athletes as they are anxious to once again meet inmates who are desperate for answers once again, face-to-face, in the furtherance of the Gospel.

Hot Topics

COVID-19 certainly qualifies as a Hot Topic, and even more so as it impacts not only our ministry but also the men and women to whom we minister.

Just this week, the first inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Fort Dix passed away as a result of COVID. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is a long-time partner of the Saints Prison Ministry and we have visited Federal prisons all over the country. But FCI Fort Dix is right in our backyard, a mere 15 miles from our headquarters in NJ, and we have developed many close relationships there over the years.

One inmate’s death is no more or less important than another, but this news reminds us that the incarcerated men and women we visit are living in perilous conditions. While we may choose to lock ourselves in our homes or wear a hazmat suit in public if we choose, prison conditions are so cramped that “social distancing” is almost impossible.

While our ministry is not allowed in-person visits at this time, prayer is a ministry unto itself and we ask all of our Saints family to be praying regularly for the mission field to which we are called.

“Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them……” Hebrews 13:3 [Link to the nj.com article referenced above https://www.nj.com/news/2021/01/first-inmate-dies-at-nj-prison-ravaged-by-covid.html