Stories from prisoners
Stacey Ann, Released Prisoner
"I was in prison for eight years. I was separated from my daughter. During my time in prison, Prison Fellowship came in, and never stopped visiting me.
"I signed up and graduated from The Prisoner's Journey®. And the journey has been an awesome one. But it doesn’t stop there. God is still God. I give God all the thanks and praise.
"I finished my prison sentence and I’m released now. I am back with my daughter. And now I come back into this prison as a Prison Fellowship volunteer to deliver The Prisoner's Journey® to other prisoners."
Keevin, Prisoner, Golden Grove Prison
"I’d like to thank God for my life and protection. Before I came to this prison, I was out doing wrong things. I was arrested and came to prison.
"I heard about this programme. This programme changed me. I am no longer addicted to smoking. I don’t use foul language anymore.
"I pick up my Bible and follow Christ."
Madalay, Prisoner, Women’s Prison
"I am 18 years old. I came to Trinidad from Venezuela for a better life. That is why I am in prison, probably for three years.
"This has been a test of my heart. I realised I am here to find God. He put me here for me to know Him. In The Prisoner's Journey®, I met God. God has forgiven me. And I give Him all the thanks."
Renaldo, Prisoner, Maximum Security Prison
"I’ve been incarcerated for seven years. I was one of the first prisoners to graduate from The Prisoner's Journey® here.
"After I graduated, I was selected to take training to be a Course Leader. I think it is a privilege to be part of this programme.
"If I can pass the message of Jesus along, then my life will not be in vain.
"No one is beyond redemption and Jesus Christ can transform any life. Who the Son of God sets free is free indeed."
Ixya, Prisoner, Women’s Prison
"I didn’t believe in God. I had no knowledge of Christ. I came to Trinidad from Venezuela to get medicine for my child. This man told me if I gave him money, then he would stamp my passport. But he just took my money. So, now I am here in prison for three years.
"In Venezuela, I was involved in the mafia, drugs, guns and prostitution. I had an abortion.
"I took the The Prisoner's Journey® Course and I loved it. I used to believe in an Afro-Caribbean religion. I would light a candle and pray, worshipping idols.
"My heart completely changed during the Course. I cried during the videos. We can identify with the stories in the videos.
"Now I know Jesus. And I realise those were just idols and images I was worshipping."