When Jesus was berated for eating with tax collectors and sinners, he answered that "it is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners" (Mark 2:17).
If Jesus were alive on earth today, would we find him in the prisons, talking and dining with the most loathed criminals and outcasts? Of course we would. He would be there to seek and to save the ones who have lost their way.
Just as Jesus would be helping them today, we as a Christian community should be helping the incarcerated also. Should we be judging these men, because they have done something our society says is wrong, or because they are sinners? These men are souls that have lost their way, and we should be there helping them.
We realize that building a chapel for the incarcerated men in a state penitentiary is NOT a popular task among the community, by any means. There is an old saying, Out of sight - Out of mind. These men are just that.
The number one goal with building a Chapel at the Stevenson Unit is to provide these brothers in white a Chapel of hope to promote positive change for them and their families, and to support public safety for when these me return to the free world changed men, men of faith to give back to society.
Please help us join together as a community, to NOT shun these men, but help bring salvation to them.
Volunteer and get involved to help make this Chapel a reality.
Make a monetary Donation that will help move the project along.
Help spread and share the word of this project through social media and other forms.