An Encouraging Word Ministry
An Encouraging Word Ministry is a “Pen-pal” correspondence ministry to adult Christians who are incarcerated, providing encouraging personal letters and cards, full of scripture and personal prayers.
We 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.
Encouraging Word serves over 650 “Insiders” in 125 prisons in 40 states
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 we care.
More than 1,000 letters have been exchanged between Encouragers and Insiders. In addition, more than 3,000 cards and fliers have been personally sent to Insiders, along with 500+ personal Bibles and “Jesus Calling” daily devotions (written by Sarah Young).
You are not a financial resource to your Insider, nor to the Ministry. The only cost to you is the cost of a stamp.
Facts about the Ministry…
- Founded November 15, 2013 in Denver, Colorado
- Member of the International Network of Prison Ministries →
- Men write to men, women write to women