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Season 3 of Effective Compassion starts January 18th! This year, we are going to prison.
We’ll explore three areas where Christians are active in ministering to inmates. First, pipelines to prison. How are Christians intervening in the lives of kids and adults who are likely to end up in jail? Second, ministry behind bars. Leading inmates to a saving faith in Jesus and teaching them to live lives that glorify God, even if they’re facing a lifetime in lockup. And third, breaking the cycle of recidivism. How can Christians help inmates settle into productive patterns of work and service after their release?
U.S. prisons are too often focused on punishment as an incentive for changing behavior. But Christians know true change starts with the heart, and only Jesus can bring a man from death to life. Support Effective Compassion today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from World Help, a Christian humanitarian organization working to deliver food and Bibles to starving, persecuted Christians in North Korea, one of the most dangerous nations for Christians. A gift of $20 sends a Bible and a week’s worth of food to a North Korean brother or sister. More at worldhelp.net/podcast.