A former inmate has created an 11-foot wooden cross for a prison ministry that helped him turn to Christ and live a changed Christian life.
Former inmate Alfio who had been arrested more than 50 times in his life has created something wonderful for the Gospel of Jesus. Alfio came to Christ after hearing the Gospel message from the Hollywood Impact Studios prison ministry. He was released as a changed man two years before his 11-years sentence.
“I had to pick a side and I picked Jesus Christ,” Alfio explained. “He said ‘Follow me and it’ll be better than you think.'”
11-Foot Wooden Cross
Together with his wife JoEllyn, they began handcrafting crosses for churches. The couple from Washington is doing this for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Alfio believes that God has called him to create a “unique cross that spells out the pain Jesus went through” for His ministry.
“We have to appreciate the sacrifice,” he added.
Hollywood Impact Studio
The couple has since created a special cross for Hollywood Impact Studio’s prison ministry in California. Hollywood Impact Studio was founded by Gary and Cyndi Hall in 2008 for the mission works of Christ in the prisons. Their goal is to share the Gospel of Christ and help inmates recover after being released.
The ministry “uses the art of television and filmmaking to change lives by providing a training ground where Hollywood professionals teach and mentor incarcerated men; helping them to develop their individual talents in order to successfully work in the profession of their choosing.”
The Hollywood Impact Studios posted on their Facebook page to share about the gift of Alfio for the ministry. They are calling the special cross as the “cross of redemption and reconciliation.”
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