by Shane Gibson, Empire State Crusade team
This was my second Crusade with The Saints Prison Ministry. My main takeaway from this came from talking to some of the men who were so grateful to have been getting birthday cards and other letters from this ministry – some even getting them for 12+ years. Some said that was the only contact with anyone from the “outside” who even noticed them. It was a very sobering feeling to see how these inmates view what this ministry does, and how it helps them survive the conditions that they deal with every day.
Personally, I look forward to these trips. Working with this ministry and interacting with the guys that are on the prison team has been a great experience. I look forward to the next time we can set up another trip with The Saints.