"I have seen God’s unconditional love change lives."
Here is Dick P.'s story. "Some time ago I was asked to volunteer for a ministry I knew nothing about. It was a prison ministry called Kairos. After much persuading, and acknowledging that I had nothing special to offer, I finally said OK. That was 24 years ago."
"So why do I keep going back to prison? I found out that one doesn’t need “special” skills. Our Kairos charge is to “Listen, Listen, Love, Love”."
"As a result I have seen God’s unconditional love change lives. Just to name a few examples, I have seen:
- a gang leader turn his life over to God
- an inmate shared that as a result of the Kairos weekend he had called his mother whom he hadn’t talked to for nine years and she thought he was dead
- an avowed white racist hugging a black man after they had been together in a small group on a Kairos weekend"
"We close each Kairos event with the song, “Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this place”. I keep going back because I have no doubt that surely God is in that place."
Kairos Prison Ministry is an international organization conducting three day movement programs for people serving in prisons. Attendees of all faiths are welcome. The Kairos program currently operates in more than 350 prisons worldwide with more than 170,000 inmates attending the program.