I was in prison and you came to visit me …
I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”
Matthew 25:36, 40
Jesus teaches us to remember those who are in prison, to comfort the brokenhearted and release prisoners from darkness. At SVCC, we believe in going to any length to reach the lost. We have been able to reach prisoners in multiple ways over the last 14 years. We minister to inmates at several correctional facilities, partner with programs such as Dress For Success and work with the women of Shakopee Prison, and most recently, launched the Prison Tour initiative.
Elder Mike Shea has written two devotionals based on his own life-experiences and the weekly teachings of Pastor Jeff Hill. His books are Serenity: Meditations of Acceptance, Courage and Wisdom, and the New Day, New Me Recovery Journal: Devotions of Acceptance, Courage and Surrender. Break Out, by Pastor Jed Lindstrom, is his life’s story of redemption, going from a drug-addicted criminal to being sold out for Christ.
Through the Prison Tour, SVCC is raising money to gift these soft cover devotionals and books ($10 per book) to those incarcerated. To date, over 2,000 devotionals & books have been placed in Oak Park Heights (Maximum Security), Sandstone, Lino Lakes, Stillwater, Red Wing, Shakopee, Faribault, Hennepin County Jail, Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, Healing House and Breaking Free Ministry. Our goal is to place 5,000 devotionals in 2018.