YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF PRISONERS AND THEIR CHILDREN
As Christians, we follow the biblical mandate to “remember those in prison.” By partnering with D4C, you can help those offenders find a new life path to giving a second chance in the community.
Reasons to Volunteer with D4C
Need some inspiration? These are a few of the campaigns that
we will never forget.
Being a part of prison ministry for the last three years has impacted us in so many ways. Nothing else in our lives has allowed us to experience the overwhelming love of God more than the privilege of being used by Him to minister to men and women behind prison walls. Whether we are participating in the wonderful family events that give incarcerated moms and dads a whole day to reconnect with their children, or walking from cell to cell praying and sharing the gospel with offenders, God has opened our eyes to see this huge mission field that is basically right in our backyard and experience what is closest to His heart…the restoration of souls back to Him. We never leave prison without feeling more blessed than when we came in. We are so humbled and honored to serve with a productive and successful ministry like Disciples 4 Christ! Whether you are a seasoned volunteer or just a newbie, D4C is the perfect fit for being able to minister to offenders in many different ways. Enjoying the fellowship of other brothers and sisters in the Lord ,as we participate in these events, just adds to the fun of volunteering, as we all serve together behind the walls and bring the hope we have in Jesus Christ to hungry hearts.
Phil and Kathy Young Volunteer
Ok Christmas Season has officially begun for me got to spend the day at the Hughes Unit today preparing Blessing Bags! One of my jobs there was to decorate the Christmas tree and chapel. As always God sends just the right person to help! I looked up and noticed a little boy standing there in awe, because this was his 1st Christmas tree. The young boy asked, what can I do? It just breaks my heart, but my heart leaped with joy. It is such an honor that God has chosen me to be able to serve Him in this way. Huge thank yous to Robert and Susan Neyra and all the D4C teams. As Christ tells us Love one another as Christ loves us.
Sandra Jones D4C Volunteer
Men and Women Are Incarcerated
On a national basis, recidivism estimates are 66% or higher. This means that 6 out of 10 of those released from prison will return to prison within 3 years.
Obviously, the system by itself
is not working.
Recidivism for Offenders who have gone through voluntary
faith-based programs designed to help transform the inner being
has reduced to less than 10%.
Today’s offender is
90% of today’s offenders will be
released back into society
which one would you want
living next door?
Recidivism Rates Declining Within The Gates Of Texas Prisons.
Over the last five years, the rate of recidivism has dropped dramatically in the state of Texas, from about 75% to around 22%, according to a retiree, Dr. Vance Drum, former director of TDCJ Chaplaincy Programs. Faith-based programs and ministries such as Disciples 4 Christ are helping to bring about this change! With several events, each year, including Family Fun Days, Faith Dorm classes, seminars, crusades, monthly chapel services and our Christmas Blessing Bags, the love of Christ is shown over and over to men and women behind prison walls. When hearts and lives are changed by the power of God from the inside out, it not only impacts offenders while residing in prison but also gives them purpose and direction as they re-enter into the free world to become happy, successful citizens of our communities.