"Felon Friendly" is a term that we often use to describe people or places. When those previously incarcerated are looking for a place to live, KBPA has a list of "felon friendly" landlords. These are those that are willing to rent to previously incarcerated individuals. It is the same when looking for a job. Are employers "felon friendly"? Unfortunately we even must ask this question when looking for a church for our residents to attend. Not all churches are "felon friendly." I am happy to report that there are many, and I would say most churches are welcoming to these individuals. But there have been a few instances when KBPA residents were asked not to come back.
Felon, by definition "is a person that has been convicted of a felony." Or in other words, someone who has committed and has been found guilty of breaking the law.
Isn't it awesome that we have a "felon friendly" God!!
Rom. 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners (felons), Christ died for us.
Thankfully, because of Jesus Christ's sacrifice, all can receive a pardon and have our 'felony' convictions removed.
Please continue to pray for the board, staff, volunteers, and the individuals that the world calls felons. We need to remember that we are all loved by God, and redeemed by the blood of Jesus.
When God forgives, our guilt is gone.