Today at Stateville Correctional Center (maximum security prison) we had our first Foundations For Life graduating class. We handed out custom certificates containing each student's personal Mission Statement and Legacy Statement. Stateville was so impressed with the transformation they witness in our students, they asked us to double the number of classes we offer for the next term. #freedomfromwithin... See MoreSee Less
Feed My Starving Children brought their mobile pack semi to the Sheridan Correctional Center today where the prisoners packed enough food for 357 children for an entire year.
We were there helping too, but the best part was seeing the guys grinning ear to ear as they began to realize the huge impact they were making in these kids lives.
Tonight we will go back to the prison for our weekly Celebrate Recovery program. We are looking forward to a wonderful night filled with testimonies about the difference this event made in their life. #freedomfromwithin... See MoreSee Less
Full morning at Dixon Prison, now getting a little RnR at Cup of Cold Water Ministries on our way to Sheridan Correctional Center. We will be helping pack food with the inmates in the Sheridan Prison for "Feed My Starving Children" #freedomfromwithin
If we were allowed to take pictures inside the Stateville prison today, you would have seen 100's of men in blue shirts singing and worshiping the Lord during the Unspoken concert. Trust us, it was a beautiful sight to be seen.
Thank you for sharing that image. Thank you for serving the Lord in the prisons. 💝
Freedom From Within
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After more than two years, Freedom From Within has been approved to offer our Foundations For Life class in the Sheridan Correctional Center. Freedom From Within now invests in over 400 student inmates per week across the three northernmost prisons in Illinois.
Today was the first class. The guys are pumped and ready for real transformation in preparation for the good things God planned for them long ago (Eph 2:10). Please join us in prayer for these guys. To help offset the cost of this program, please consider partnering with us financially by going to www.freedomfromwithin.org#freedomfromwithin... See MoreSee Less
Freedom From Within will be accompanying the band Unspoken and WBGL at Stateville Correctional Center this Friday Aug 23rd. Unspoken will be performing an unplugged set for the inmates. Afterward, Unspoken sponsored by WBGL will perform a free concert at 7 PM at the Promenade outdoor mall in Bolingbrook. Join us if you can. (in Bolingbrook not the prison). www.wbgl.org/no-ticket-required/#freedomfromwithin#WBGL#unspoken... See MoreSee Less
Join us for a free concert with Unspoken on Friday, August 23rd at The Promenade outdoor mall in Bolingbrook, Illinois. The concert will happen rain or shine and we hope to see you there! More Details: Location: The Promenade Bolingbrook, 631 E. Boughton Road Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440 (The stage w...
Best quote from the GLS at the Danville Correctional Center was from a prisoner who said, "I am getting out next year and I am determined to 'Bend the Curve' to stay home with my family and make a difference in my community."
Day 1 of the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) with 280 prisoners in the Danville Correctional Center attending. This is our 4th year here facilitating the breakout sessions. Each year we witness guys inspired and eager to share what they have learned and how it will help them with their family and future. So many great stories and it's just the first day. #freedomfromwithin#GLS19... See MoreSee Less
Launched 5 new classes this week at Dixon Correctional Center as part of our Transformational Rhythms program. So why would over 175 prisoners become students in our classes for the next 16 weeks? Here are some of their responses we collected the past couple of days when asked, "Why do you want to be part of this program?"
- To refresh my life over again - Seeking major changes in my life and others said I will learn how to do it in this class - Find who I am and how I can be productive in the free world - Striving to be a better me through a new character and be a better man for my family - I just don't know how to be better but I really wanna wanna learn how and apply it in my new life outside these walls. - Plus 170 other students.