There, but for the grace of God, go I.
Statistics show that about 34% percent of those freed from incarceration in Kentucky go back to jail or prison within three years — a problem often called the “revolving door” in the justice system. Many of these individuals are not hardened criminals. They’re ordinary people who made bad decisions, often following in the footsteps of their parents and grandparents. They have every good intention of never going back. But their prison terms often resulted in the loss of a job, car, home and family — pretty much everything – and making a fresh start can be very difficult. Hope and help are what they need. Unfortunately, these two items are often in short supply for the former prisoner.
That’s where Prodigal Ministries’ job begins. We offer hope, help and loving people to walk alongside them. — And most of all, God’s love and grace.
In the story of the Prodigal Son, the Father ran to meet the son while he was still a long way off. We believe the Father ran to embrace his son to protect him from the temptations that led him off into the foreign country and to protect him from a judgmental community.