A letter to Pastors:
Rahab saved herself and her family by her faith. She went on
to become the great great-grandmother of David and,
eventually, an ancestor of the Messiah. But she never lost
the stigma of her sin. Down through history, she was still
called “Rahab the Harlot.”
Stigma is an issue every convict released from prison faces.
Some are released only to return to their old ways and,
eventually, to prison.
Others find Christ as their Savior while in prison. They
grow in His grace through correspondence courses, chapel
services, dorm Bible studies, and faith-based programs that
reach into the prison to help them. But when they are
released back into society, they will face rejection, often
by the very people who are best equipped to understand that
a sinner can be saved—and changed—by grace.
Philemon Fellowship International exists to help released
prisoners, who are serious about the Lord, find local church
fellowships that will keep them accountable and help them
become useful citizens and effective Christians. We also
desire to help the church reach into prisons through
building relationships with prisoners and providing Bibles
and other materials to the prisons.
Would you join us in this work? This is not a request for
money, though support is appreciated. Rather, we are looking for churches willing to
provide compassionate fellowship, mature discipleship, and
close accountability to these “trophies of God’s grace.” Please
pray about how Philemon Fellowship International can become
a part of your ministry and let us know if we can add your
church to our mailing list.
“As you have done it unto these, the least of my brethren,
you have done it unto me.”