Every day, at dining room tables, couches and porches all over the country, men and women are slowing down. They are taking a break from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives. They are prayerfully putting pen to paper, writing to people they have never met and probably will never meet.
These men and women are writing letters to prisoners through Crossroads Prison Ministries. But why do they do what they do?
Here is what a few Crossroads mentors had to say:
“Prisoners are men and women, brothers and sisters in Christ, who are seeking God trying to do their best day to day, just like me…It brings tears to my eyes to read what some people have gone through in their lives. What counteracts their past pain is fellowship in the present. Being told how much my card or letter meant to them is humbling.” -Jennifer in Michigan
“It has been a pleasure to be a Crossroads mentor for 20 years. Crossroads has allowed me to use my gifts of writing and compassion for Christ. My prayer life has become more important to me. I pray for my students often. We can then rejoice together when we see how those prayers are answered!” -Lavonne in Michigan
“My student had not heard from his daughter in years. He asked me to pray. God answered our prayer when his daughter sent him a Father’s Day card. He was so grateful and grew to trust God more. I was encouraged as his mentor to know God answers our prayers.” -Grace in Illinois
“I rededicated my life to the Lord in prison in 1999. A couple years ago I had an encounter with the Lord and He set me free from drugs, alcohol, tobacco, depression, anxiety and insomnia. I’ve been a Crossroads mentor now for over a year. Every time I write a letter I ask the Lord to speak through my pen. The results are amazing!” -Mike in Georgia
Do you want to make a difference in the life of someone in prison? Find out how to become a Crossroads mentor.