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.
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.