Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae joined with the Prison Fellowship in ministering to inmates during the ‘Second Chance’ month. He encouraged and brought hope in Christ for the prisoners.
Prison Fellowship is the nation’s largest faith-based organization that serves prisoners and former prisoners. The group aims to restore those affected by crime and imprisonment. Furthermore, they minister them towards reconciliation with God, their families, and the community.
Last 2017, President Donald Trump declared the month of April as ‘Second Chance Month’ to improve criminal justice in the country.
Second Chance Month
Heather Rice-Minus is the Prison Fellowship’s senior vice-president for Advocacy and Church Mobilization. She said that they observe the ‘Second Chance Month’ to raise awareness against the discrimination against the former prisoners.
According to records, there have been 44,000 social stigmas against ex-prisoners. They have little to no access to education, jobs, housing, and other things that blocks them from reaching their full potential.
“We use Second Chance Month to raise awareness about these barriers and unlock brighter futures for people with a criminal record,” she said.
And so this April, Prison Fellowship commemorates the event with the GRAMMY award winner, Lecrae.
Christian rapper, Lecrae
The Christian rapper gladly partners with the group because of his own personal experience. Apparently, Lecrae also had multiple run-ins with the law before finding his freedom in Jesus.
In a 2019 interview, Lecrae said, “It’s a community that I feel connected to. These are people that need love and need encouragement, that the world kind of forgets about. God still loves them, so do I.”
Prison Fellowship will be having a virtual gala on April 29 with special guests who have powerful life-turning stories. It will include a performance from Lecrae.
Charles Colson founded the ministry in 1976. He believed that all people are created in God’s image and that no life is beyond God’s reach.
Reference: CBN News