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© 2016 Alaska Correctional Ministries

Welcome to Alaska Correctional Ministries

“He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains!” Psalm 107:14

 

Alaska Correctional Ministries is a non-profit organization that has been partnering with the Department of Corrections Chaplaincy Ministry statewide since 1980, providing life-changing ministry to Alaska’s prisoners and ex-offenders. Together, we are providing ministry and programs that offer hope and real solutions in the lives of offenders through the transforming work of God.

TESTIMONY (continued)

I grew up never really having a relationship with my father.  He was a drug addict and very abusive to my mom and older sisters who were not his children.  Eventually my mom left him when I was very young, and he seemed to never want anything to do with me.  I was left with feelings of inadequacy and constantly searching for validation through men, usually much older than me.  It never seemed to be enough.  I started filling my voids with drugs too.  It was one addiction after another, constantly seeking relief of the pain and misery I was feeling.  I didn't care how my behavior was affecting those around me.  At this time I was married to a much older man, we had 4 beautiful children, that still was not enough for me.  I continued to lie, cheat, steal and use.  I was all about me, all the time.  Eventually I landed myself in prison for 5 years.  Though I have always known God this is the 1st time in my life that I have a true intimate relationship with Him.  God has changed my life and my heart so much, its unbelievable at time.  He's filled my voids.  With Him I know that I am truly loved and valued, and that I can do all things.  Apart from Him I can do nothing.  I no longer have all the fear and anxiety that used to consume my life because He promises that in every circumstance, if I look to Him I will be OK.  I just need to put my trust in Him and He will direct my paths.  I am proud to say that the Lord is my shepherd.  He has set me free for life through the power of His love and His Son Jesus Christ.