Exciting news in Texas

Burl Cain visits the Clemens Unit in Texas where a team of four Field Minsters has served with excellence just over one year after their graduation. The Clemens Unit houses youth and adults in Texas and the Field Ministers are impacting their lives for Christ daily. The visit was hosted by The Heart of Texas Foundation, the Clemens Field Ministers, Clemens Unit Warden Cornelius Smith and Unit Chaplain Charlotte Knapp, along with volunteer Pastor Doug Cheves. (Pictured Left to Right: Grove Norwood, Warren, Lawrence, Burl Cain, Jason, Jesse, and Doug Cheves.)

GPSF and The Heart of Texas Foundation had some exciting events this month! On May 8th Darrington Prison Seminary hosted their 3rd graduation.  We want to congratulate the class of 2017 and express our excitement for the classes to follow! After months of preparing the Darrington prison seminary’s students for field ministry and continued work after graduation, there is now a new group of field ministers ready to serve the Texas prison system. This program has been such a success. These men are the reason we strive to keep these programs growing and developing in other states. Delegates from North Carolina visited Darrington during the graduation. They were able to see the excitement and change that will be soon occurring in their own state. Later that week delegates from Oregon visited Darrington to see the seminary and learn about the program first hand.

Grove and Brenna and The Heart of Texas Foundation are continuing to work in Texas to perfect the Field Minister program, helping choose and train seminary graduates to enter other prisons, and working hard to organize efforts for the women’s prison seminary.