Our Mission: An Encouraging Word Ministry is a one-to-one correspondence ministry to adult Christians who are incarcerated by providing encouraging personal letters and cards, full of scripture and personal prayers.

Encouraging Word:

  • was founded November 15, 2013 in Denver, Colorado
  • is multi-denominational
  • is part of the International Network of Prison Ministries [Click here to review]
  • serves over 463 “Insiders” at 100 prisons in 40 states
  • more than 1,000 letters have been exchanged and 3,000 cards and fliers have been sent to “Insiders”
  • 330 Bibles and "Jesus Calling" daily devotions have been sent to “Insiders”
  • is privately funded
  • Encouraging Word’s “Encouragers” ARE NOT a financial help or post-incarceration resource. Based upon the Stephen Ministry model, we companion and walk a faith journey together with our “Insiders.” We do not preach, teach, intercede or “fix” them. We listen and care. Men write to men; women write to women.

    Encouraging Word’s “Encouragers” ARE vessels that God uses for His purpose and plan. You WILL have an impact on an “Insiders” life when you join with God on His mission. For example, God's Recidivism Statistics Impress! Recidivism rates (returning to prison after release) of “Insiders” served by this ministry are...encouraging! Of the more than 300 “Insiders” who have been released since the ministry's inception, only 9% have returned to prison. To understand how impressive and impactful this low rate of recidivism is, do an on-line search on "Recidivism." An Encouraging Word Ministry tracks this rate and calculates this percentage each year.

    Visit the “A Guide for Encouragers” page to review resources available to you to use in your ministry, as it begins and throughout its duration.

    Visit the “Caring Topics” page to review scriptural resources to include in your letters, organized alphabetically by topic.

    Visit the “Testimonies” page to learn how lives are being transformed through this ministry—the lives of “Insiders” and the lives of “Encouragers.”

    Contact us:
    If you are interested in becoming an “Encourager” or have questions about this ministry,

    email: EncourageWord444@gmail.com

    or write:
    An Encouraging Word Ministry
    PO Box 92871
    Henderson, NV 89009

    We are blessed to serve with you.

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