Excited to partner with the Visitation 2.0 project. Freedom From Within has been working with the prisons we serve to access this high quality content during this season of COVID 19 so that it is available behind bars. Check out the Promo video. ow.ly/aYYo50A5rxl #freedomfromwithin.org ... See MoreSee Less
While we are on lockdown, so are our students behind bars. Check out this short spot playing this week on WBGL Radio. Most prisons we serve listen to WBGL, hope they here our "shout-out" to them. #freedomfromwithin.org ... See MoreSee Less
Our students love it when we have guests in our Transformational Rhythms program. Tom Decker shared in three of our classes yesterday and they were still talking about him in today's classes and how his visit impacted their future outlook. The guys were very inspired. Thanks, Tom.
Last night we were invited to attend a play at the Dixon Correctional Center. The play was written and directed by the inmates in the prison. The cast and stagehands consisted of over 30 prisoners who participated in the Dixon Theater Workshop. Two unexpected and humbling surprises. 1: We were honored with a certificate at the beginning of the play. 2: The storyline was about a guy who gets out of prison, struggles to make it and finally encounters success by living our Transformational Rhythms framework. The same framework we teach to over 300 students each week in prison. #freedomfromwithin.org ... See MoreSee Less
Our class was canceled today for security reasons. So now with some extra time on our hands, here is a long overdue update for #FreedomFromWithin
As of last week, 12 classes with about 350 total students across three prisons are in session.
Last week we also launched our first Bilingual Foundations For Life class in the Dixon Correctional Center. It is hard for the Spanish speaking population to find programs that focus on life skills.
The class was translated, as we don't speak Spanish. We think the first class went very well because there were a lot of emotionally filled guys coming up to us at the end of the class saying something like ".....muchas gracias!" ... See MoreSee Less
Bummer on the cancel, SWEET on the Spanish class!!
You guys are amazing!
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6 months ago
It's been a great year for Freedom From Within. Thank you to all of our supporters who make Freedom From Within possible inside prison. If you haven't seen it, check out our End Of Year Newsletter Please click: ow.ly/lEnb50xKJ5B
Preaching a One Word sermon tomorrow at Sheridan Correctional Center. What One Word, if consistently lifted up in prayer throughout 2020 could make next year the best year ever? For me, this is my 5th year doing this exercise. 2016 - Ollin, 2017 - Balance, 2018 - Trust, 2019 - Multiply and for 2020 my one word is "Partnerships." God's plan is so much better when we all come together. What's your One Word for 2020? #freedomfromwithin.org ... See MoreSee Less
Well...since u won't be here today, 2020 word for 7 mountains church unveiled today is "transference".
Freedom From Within
6 months ago
"The First Time I Went to Prison" Justin Ahrens who was one of our guests last month for the Shark Tank event at the Dixon Correctional Center reflects on his first visit to prison. #freedomfromwithin.org ow.ly/vZAg50xFL6Y... See MoreSee Less
Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house, there are prisoners a stirring including a mouse. You see it was the last Celebrate Recovery night in the Sheridan Correctional Center for the year, so this evening was filled with song and cheer. The video fireplace was burning bright while the PA system made crackling sounds all night. Then before the end, we all shared as men. Singing Silent Night with paper candlelight. Though the fire was fake, the reflection on Jesus was real. their behavior was warm and grateful knowing their Saviour is here. #freedomfromwithin.org ... See MoreSee Less