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.
When I was about 12 I made the decision to be baptized as a Christian at the chruch we attended - I was old enough to recognize how Jesus camem to save each of us from eternal death by giving His own life for us as a sacrifice so that we could experience total forgiveness of our sins since birth & be born again through His so that we can have eternal life.
As life went on & various events happened, my parents divorced, my family drifted apart, I started feeling like a broken teen, I lost my step-mom to cancer, I started having drinking in my life. Partying became a huge part of my 20's as well as all the consequences of "going too hard." There were many positives in my life as well and I still prayed to God & asked for forgiveness of my sins from time to time, but Jesus wasn't fully in my life at all times & I still sinned. When my birth mother passed away in a car accident in 2017 one of the last things she texted me before the crash was "Read Psalms 91."
That is the exact section of the bible that brought me back to God. I read that at her funeral & knew that I neededJesus to forgive me for the way I was living because of the hurt I was experiencing in my life. On my own I began to start praying for forgiveness & turning my life over to God and accepting the truth that God has such a deep everlasting love for us that He became man, showed us miracles, died for our sins & was buried, came back to life & lives in us through the Holy Spirit. I'm often moved to tears when I think about how much God loves us that He created us & gave us Jesus to forgive us of our sins. ... Heavenly Father, Thank you for the forgiveness of my sins & for my new life being restored through you.