In 2018, more than 33,000 people behind bars in the U.S. heard of Jesus’ love and forgiveness through Alpha. Take a moment and watch this inmate share a poem he wrote about his experience at Alpha.
In the midst of this place, strangers became family
The Holy Spirit blew upon our face, whispering in our ear, “free”
Free from the chains you cannot see
Sorrow, guilt and shame are no more your name
Forgiven and free is who you will be
What a life change; a new hope for eternity and a new outlook on life today for this man! These words fill us with excitement and anticipation as more and more churches are taking Alpha to share with “the least of these,” by running Alpha in Prisons.
In 2018, we saw more than 540 prison facilities run Alpha programs, a 23% increase from 2017. See more stories about lives transformed through Alpha and the local church in our 2018 Annual Report.