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The intention of this website is to explain the needs of inmates leaving the confines of prison walls. Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare (KBPA) strives to minister to and help these men make a healthy transition back into society, thus lowering recidivism. KBPA is a faith-based non-profit organization.
New!! October 27th, 2020
One observation since coming to work at Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare is the power of addiction. (It affects many of the men that arrive here to go through the KPBA program.) It can be alcohol, illegal drugs, or sexual issues. (Addiction is "the face or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity".)
Many of us, including myself deal with some sort of addiction. This could be TV, food, or busyness or the things I mentioned above. All these things take our attention away from healthy relationships and activities. Sometimes it is assumed that if we are followers of Christ that these addictions can be easily overcome. Wrong!
From personal experience I know that I have failed in breaking addictions, so I need to be accepting of the fact that the guys coming into KBPA could/will struggle as well. Addiction is such a strong component in our lives. It is so strong that KBPA residents can go without cigarettes, drugs, etc. for 2 to 30 years and then shortly after release resume their addictions where they left off.
For the KBPA residents and myself is the fact that we need to keep trying to break these negative strongholds in our lives. If will fail or relapse, it does not mean that we can never be successful. God has spoken about temptation in 1 Corinthians 10:13 "No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he'll never let you be pushed past your limit; he'll always be there to help you come through it." (MSG)
Fervent prayer and encouragement from family and friends will help all of us in our battle with addiction. But more important is the need to believe (faith) that God will help us overcome our addiction(s). We need to remember that failure is not what God has intended for us. We need to wholeheartedly believe that God will provide a way out. We also need to petition Him regularly of our desire to stop our addiction(s). He loves us and wants the best for us! We are blessed!
But they make themselves humble in my sight. They pray and look to me. And they turn from their evil ways. Then I will listen to them from heaven. I will forgive their sin. And I will heal their land. After all, they are my people.
2 Chronicles 7:14 NIRV
To lower recidivism (the return rate of inmates going back to prison), KBPA fosters Christian character one person at a time.
The mission of KBPA is to form healthy relationships between Christian mentors and ex-offenders (regardless of their past indiscretions) in order to help them safely re-enter society. KBPA will come alongside these men to help them discern God’s love, will, and direction for their lives. At the same time, it will make available practical assistance so that these men can become productive and independent citizens.