Through the grace of God, True Freedom experienced exponential growth in 2014, touching over 40,000 lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ!
The prison ministry was blessed to expand in several new directions. Throughout the year True Freedom entered into negotiations with Cuyahoga County, to place a full-time chaplain in the Juvenile Justice Center in Cleveland – free-of-charge to the county, to reach the youth with the gospel.
The many hours of ground work paid off, and in October True Freedom hired a new Chaplain, Brian Luton, who daily ministers at the Juvenile Justice Center in Cleveland, touching children's lives. Brian joined Rae Borders, who currently serves as True Freedom’s female chaplain at that facility.
Earlier in the year True Freedom was approached by officials at the Grafton Correctional Institution and asked to take over programming for the Faith Dorm at the Grafton Reintegration Center. We now weekly offer the Alpha Course, Reformers Unanimous, a Christ-Based Alcoholics Anonymous program, a mentorship program, worship services and Bible studies at that one facility, while continuing our weekly programming at Lorain Correctional, Grafton Correctional, Mansfield Correctional, Richland Correctional, Northeast Correctional, and the Cleveland Justice Center.
In addition to the new opportunities, God also blessed us with dozens of new volunteers, with the result that over 25,000 inmates attended our offerings with nearly 3,000 making a profession of faith in Jesus Christ!