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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 in the hole (solitary confinement) for about a year or more, so I will have plenty of time to stay deep in the Word of God and learn His word so that I can minister to others. I feel this is the way the Lord is pulling me,” Francisco recently wrote to his mentor.

Crossroads Bible lessons and letters from his mentors keep Francisco strong mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The love he has experienced in studying God’s Word has stirred up a desire to share it with others.

Francisco has been telling people in his unit about Crossroads Bible lessons. “I already have four or five people who want to do the courses,” he said. “Even though it’s difficult to minister and talk to others about joining Crossroads since I’m in the hole, I still do what I can for the Lord.”

When Francisco is released, he wants to minister to people on the streets. “I believe God is wanting me to go out and preach His Word to those on the streets. My friends already have started to call me Preacher Francisco.”

Would you like to encourage men and women in prison, like Francisco, along their difficult journeys? Find out about what it means to be a Crossroads mentor.

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