Welcome to Truth Frees Us, a small window into the workings of God behind prison walls, and a door to prison-related ministry. Please stay a while. Let us hear your insights and comments.

Coming Up – Prison Fellowship Academy

On Saturday, March 7, at our regular monthly meeting, we will be honored to have as our guest speaker Rev. Don Caballero of Prison Fellowship. Don leads the tier 2 Prison Fellowship Academy on E yard at Donovan State Prison. We all have an interest in learning about what is being done by Christians inside the prison system to help men to better adjust to life in our community upon release and end the deadly cycle of recidivism. Read more here.

Meetings: North Coast Prison Ministry volunteer meetings are held the first Saturday of each month, 8:30-10am in the 5th grade room. All are welcome to attend. For more info  Contact us.

Jail Ministry Team: North Coast has a team of volunteers that leads Bible studies at Vista Detention Center. It is a one-year commitment for volunteers, with clearance required. We are partnering with other churches in addition to establishing a North Coast team. This is a truly rewarding and necessary ministry, with many receiving or returning to the Lord. Please make the next meeting – everyone who is interested in inside-jail ministry.

Reentry Mentoring Team: Our goal is to follow up discipleship within the institution with continued mentoring and fellowship in the community. Our team is active now. Sign up nowMore information

Recovery Team: The main cause of recidivism in the correctional system is substance dependency. God can set us free from any addiction. The Recovery team works inside the Vista Detention Center to facilitate 12-step recovery groups. If you have experience with the 12 Steps, you are needed here. Contact recovery@truthfreesus.org.

Prison Fellowship Academy at Donavan: Prison Fellowship Ministry has recently introduced its Christianity-based life skills academy at RJ Donavan prison. Currently they are presenting the Alpha video series introducing the fundamentals of Christianity in a 15-session course open to all inmates, regardless of faith. They receive program credit for the class, so interest is high. This is a tremendous opportunity to present the gospel message clearly to those who would otherwise be unlikely to listen. Prison Fellowship Academy has been successful in reducing recidivism in other states and even more importantly has led to men turning from a life of crime to serving God. Volunteers are urgently needed! NCC is active Friday night on C yard. Contact Pamela Gonzales at pamela_gonzales@pfm.org or markw@truthfreesus.org.