A prison ministry says ‘Alabado sea Dios!’ for growth

By March 26, 2004

USA (MNN)–Crossroad Bible Institute’s Spanish program is growing by leaps and bounds.

Prison statistics indicate 20-percent of the 2-million inmates in America are of Hispanic origin. Since the program’s launch in 2002, the number of active Spanish students has increased to over 700 and the number of Spanish instructors to over 100.

The Institute’s unique correspondence program is designed to follow the prisoners wherever they are, and upon release, give them long-term, in-depth care throughout their spiritual journey.

Here’s how it works: an inmate contacts a ministry or chaplain affiliated with CBI to request information about something they heard about the program. That ministry sends the inmate a CBI application. The inmate completes and returns the application to CBI.

CBI mails Bible study lessons to the inmate, one at a time. The inmate completes and returns the lessons to CBI for correction. A CBI volunteer Instructor corrects and returns lessons, along with personal letters of discipleship, to the inmate.

The inmate is awarded a handsome certificate when each course is successfully completed. So far, over 3,700 volunteer church members are eager to witness to people hungry for the Word of God.

CBI’s helps the church reach prisoners everywhere, preparing them for re-entry, with the truth of God’s Word and the love of God’s People.

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