From House of Cards to House on the Rock

From House of Cards to House on the Rock

By Ellie Wayner Crossroads Intern Bryan lived most of his life trying to be the “good Christian” but living another life in the shadows. Until 2009, when Bryan was arrested and his life was exposed for what it was – flimsy and fragile. “My house of cards...
His Long Search for Freedom Ended in Prison

His Long Search for Freedom Ended in Prison

By Ellie Wayner Crossroads Intern For most of his life, Forrest has been searching for freedom. It’s been a long, exhausting and destructive search, but it finally ended in prison where he found true freedom in Jesus. Growing up, Forrest’s mom owned a surf shop and...
I’ve Found True Freedom Behind Bars

I’ve Found True Freedom Behind Bars

By Ellie Wayner Crossroads Intern Michael was trying to mask the hurt. He tried pornography, sex and alcohol to fill the void. After dropping out of high school and getting into deep trouble at home, Michael’s mom gave him two choices: move in with his dad or join the...
‘See, I Am Doing a New Thing!’

‘See, I Am Doing a New Thing!’

By Lisa Blystra President & CEO As I look back on 2020, many emotions come to mind. Anxiety, uncertainty, fear . . . but also gratitude and hope. Despite the many challenges we faced as a ministry in the year of the COVID-19 pandem­ic, God has moved in unexpected,...
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