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A Prisoner’s Letter to Jesus

A Prisoner’s Letter to Jesus

Brian, a Crossroads student in Canada, wrote this letter to Jesus. It has been edited for length and clarity. Dear Jesus, I always knew You existed. I’m a sixty-one-year-old man doing life fifteen. I’m twenty-one years in. I wish, in my younger days, when mom asked me...
Planting Seeds of the Gospel

Planting Seeds of the Gospel

Frank was raised in a family of drug addicts. Life at home was so rough that when he was thirteen, he ran away from home. “I was basically raised by people on the streets who were gang members, pimps, drug dealers, prostitutes, and criminals,” Frank says. “I was...
‘I Was the Worst Cop in the Whole World’

‘I Was the Worst Cop in the Whole World’

Maqhawe was a crooked cop and he knew it. As a police officer for the South African Police Service (SAPS), he used his position of power to break the very laws he was entrusted to enforce. “I wasn’t honest in the SAPS at all,” Maqhawe remembers. “Illegal selling of...
Serving God in Solitary Confinement

Serving God in Solitary Confinement

Francisco is locked up in solitary confinement in an Alaska prison. He is on 24-hour lockdown. But you wouldn’t know it by the way he writes to his Crossroads mentors. Francisco’s Bible lessons and letters are filled with hope, life and even joy. “I am prepared to be...