arrested by grace
The American criminal justice system currently holds more than 2.3 million people.
It does so in 6,125 facilities across the United States.
Total US Facilities: 6,125
1719 state prisons
942 juvenile correctional
3283 local jails
79 Indian county, military, immigration detention and civil commitment centers.
The US has an additional 536,000 people detained in pre-trial detention facilities which is more than most countries have in their prison and jails combined. Incarceration and detention is just one piece of the puzzle. Additionally, there are another 3.7 million people on probation and 840,000 on parole.
ABG: 3-Fold Prison Project
(See 2 Kings 13:15-19) This is the LORD's arrow, an arrow of victory over Aram (US prisons). Send the book into every facility at no cost to the chaplain or facility.
Initiative 1: Send the Book. Partner with existing prison fellowship ministries and other programs working behind the wall to send the book in as an arrow.
Initiative 2: Share the Message. Participation in prison evangelistic services, as the Lord leads.
Evangelistic Financial Investment
Option 1: Mass Impact Campaign. $10,000 goal to secure 10,000 books at $1.00 per book.
Print English and Spanish books for distribution.
Option 2: Arrow Distribution Campaign – $35,000 (Distribution plans can be customized).
Archer Level: Raise funds to cover US post office shipping and handling costs of individual books.
$35,000 goal to distribute 10,000 books ($3.50 US post office mail)
Longbow Level: $20 cost for 2 individual books. 1 shipped to donor, 1 shipped to inmate or chaplain. Books can also be sent/donated (either in part or total) to churches, prisons and/or recovery programs via the Longbow Level
Option 3: Freedom Campaign – $5,000
Develop a hard copy & digital platform study guide/discipleship manual based on Arrested By Grace for target audiences listed below.
Prison re-entry and recovery program (Teen Challenge, Celebrate Recovery)
Urban high schools
Church Bible or Life study groups
Future/Long-term Ministry Goal
Open a home (The Potter's House) that offers housing and vocational training to provide stability on the way to self-sustainability. EHF plans to work toward transforming the individual and the school-to-prison pipeline as well as support a successful re-entry process by partnering in the rescue, rebuilding and returning to wholeness process.
Remember those in prison
As we know, once people encounter Jesus, lives can be changed, families can be restored, and communities can be made safer. Your gift toward phase 1 or 2 would help us reach incarcerated men and women with the good news of the Gospel.
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East Harlem Fellowship
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New York, NY 10035