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Abuse Survivor Finds New Life Through Crossroads

Growing up in a Catholic family in the Philippines, Aprubertito served as an altar boy at his family’s church. But he abandoned the church after suffering abuse from one of the priests. “I was traumatized,” he remembers. “My relatives didn’t understand why I stopped...

Former Crossroads Student Now Giving Back as Mentor

Crossroads mentor Richard knows how much a letter can mean to someone in prison. Because he’s been there. He’s been on the receiving end of simple acts of kindness from strangers, and now he’s giving back. As a Crossroads mentor, now he is the one writing letters that...

A Kind Letter Brought this Prisoner Back from the Brink of Suicide

Another day, another transfer. In his twenty-fifth year of incarceration, Dwayne was used to being moved from prison to prison, but that didn’t make it any easier. “I was in my lowest point in my twenty-five years in prison—no mail, no one who cared if I lived or...

Former Crossroads Student Serving God Through Social Media

By Aly Gagnon When Dr. Herbert McClain was released from prison, he prayed to the Lord for direction and guidance. But after 15 years of incarceration, Dr. McClain found it difficult to find familiarity on the outside. “I asked the Lord what to do, and he said just do...

Crossroads Nicaragua Pressing On Despite Incredible Challenges

The Crossroads Nicaragua team is facing immense challenges after the death of its leader and political unrest that is impacting their ability to reach men and women in prison with the Gospel. In November, Crossroads director Emerson Wilson passed away after a lengthy...

Crossroads Mentor Treasures Friendships with Prisoners

Vida Burgess has been a Crossroads mentor for 16 years, touching the lives of hundreds of men and women in prison. She also promotes the ministry every chance she gets, inviting people to experience the blessing she has experienced through writing to prisoners. We...

New Crossroads Database Will Benefit Students

This week, Crossroads Prison Ministries is launching its new database that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its ministry to men and women in prison. Crossroads has been growing at an incredible rate over the past several years. There are more students...

‘In that dirty, filthy cell I was made clean.’

By Aly Gagnon Throughout his whole life, David Springmeyer was surrounded by death and darkness. Dealing with the death of his father and personally finding three individuals who had committed suicide, David didn’t know where to turn. “There was this hole inside of me...

Crossroads Dominican Republic Meeting Tangible, Spiritual Needs

Since launching two years ago, Crossroads Dominican Republic has experienced massive growth. Dr. Luz Rojas, a medical doctor with a calling to prison ministry, and her husband lead a team of more than 200 mentors serving about 500 students. Crossroads Dominican...

Crossroads Never Gave Up on Me

Mark spent most of his life running away from his past. He grew up watching his father abuse his mother. When Mark was six, his father took off with their family’s only vehicle, leaving his family alone and in debt. His mother suddenly had to raise four children on...

Former Drug Kingpin Now Uses Leadership Skills for Good

Garner has always been a leader. As a young adult, he used his leadership skills and influence as a drug kingpin. Many of the drug deals he arranged turned violent. Between the ages of ten and twenty-nine, he was shot at twenty-five times. One of the gunshot wounds he...

Former Crossroads Student Launching Recovery Ministry

“You couldn’t even get yourself killed right.” The weight of his guilt, shame and hopelessness was unbearable. Sitting in a holding cell, CJ couldn’t believe how he got there. After stealing a car, he got in a high-speed chase with police and tried to commit suicide...

Looking Ahead to 2019: Fruitful Longevity

While we celebrate the rapid ministry growth in the past year, we are not after a short burst of ministry excellence. We are committed to fruitful longevity. Many churches, nonprofits and even individual Christ followers have brief moments of ministry success before burning out. But Crossroads must be faithful and fruitful in caring for prisoner for the long haul.

What is Christmas Like in Prison?

Editor's Note: This letter from Doug Cupery, director of church mobilization at Crossroads Prison Ministries, was sent to all Crossroads mentors earlier this month. Dear Mentor, Christmas brings back both warm memories and icy cold memories for me. It was during the...

Will you partner with us in reaching more prisoners?

  Dear Friends, Most of Esteban’s life has been an ongoing battle against drugs and alcohol. By the time he was a teenager, he was an alcoholic and a cocaine addict. At age twenty-five, he landed in a drug rehab program. By his fortieth birthday, he had returned...

Former Mexican Mafia Gang Member Finds New Life in Christ

Edward will never forget the day his mother called him the devil. Addicted to all kinds of substances and running with a notorious gang, Edward was in and out of prison. “I was very ruthless,” Edward said. “My own mother called me the devil when I shot one of my older...

Crossroads Student Becomes Prison Missionary

When Fernando came across a Bible a few weeks into his incarceration, he angrily kicked it across the room. The Bible was never part of Fernando’s early life. Abused by a family member when he was four years old, he grew up with twisted ideas of right and wrong, which...