FOCUS Group Ministries
Monday, March 02, 2015
 
Behind the Walls Introduction

Brushy Mountain State PrisonOf the 21,246 incarcerated adult men and women in Tennessee’s prison systems, approximately 6300 inmates reside in East Tennessee’s three prisons: Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX), Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX), and Northeast Regional Correctional Complex (NECX). These men, sons, fathers, grandfathers, women, mothers, grandmothers, etc., are hurting to know that the love of Jesus Christ is still available to them. 


Motorcade entering prison
FOCUS Group Ministries takes the love of Christ with “skin on” into these dark places to try to restore hope to a segment of society that most would like to forget. Our mission statement simply put is “Changing FOCUS, Changing Lives…”  FOCUS volunteers minister to men and women behind the walls of prison and jail with the vision of “transformation” versus rehabilitation by FOCUSing on Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Many men and women are finding true freedom in Jesus.
 


Core Verse: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord when did we… see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?” The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25: 35-40
 

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