This gift helps people who’ve been hardened by their incarceration. Reach prisoners and families affected by incarceration through Bible studies, church services, life-skills programs, and 1-on-1 counseling.
Your gift will help people like Noe. “When I first got out of prison, I saw my 17-year-old daughter, and she told me she never wanted to have anything to do with me ever again. It hurt more than words could say. When I shared this with my chaplain, he suggested that I send her a note telling her I was thinking of her. He said, ‘Do what you can do to ‘roll away the stone.’ I was scared, but I wrote the note.
“A few weeks later, she wrote me back asking me to come to her high school graduation. I went to graduation and gave her a card, telling her I was really proud of her. Then I sent a picture of her that we had taken at the graduation, and a few weeks later, I sent another note just telling her I cared.
“Yesterday, she wrote me a long letter. In it, she told me she was sorry for the things she had said. She said that she had been really hurt, but when I reached out to her, she knew I actually cared. Now, she says she really wants me to be a part of her life. I know God answered my prayer. All I had to do was trust Him and obey.”
Each item in this Gift Catalog is representative of the needs of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.