Budget troubles open the door for a prison ministry.

By January 29, 2004

USA (MNN)–Tough economic times continue despite word of a national recovery.

Many states face a continuing budget crisis. As cuts roll in an effort for the states to balance the numbers, the corrections department generally sees the largest cuts.
According to Crossroad Bible Institute’s David Schuringa, prison religious programs go first, oddly providing the Institute with an open door. “Many other prisons have cut back on it, so that the chaplains that are there are tremendously overworked. So we are partnering also with more prison chaplains than ever, so that our program can supplement what they’re trying to do.”
Schuringa says, as a result, their student body is at an all-time high of 28-thousand. Pray that God provides enough instructors to disciple the prison inmates. “It’s a tremendous opportunity to reach more inmates, and it’s a time of really terrific growth and opportunities to teach inmates God’s Word.”

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