After 15 years in federal prison—including 22 hour-a-day lockdowns at Supermax facilities—Clark Porter achieved what was once unimaginable: a scholarship to Washington University, two university degrees, a full-time position with the US District Court, and a stable family...Read More
As 2013 draws to a close, we share with you our recent report highlighting the impact of OCPM’s programs on those in prison and their families. We are grateful to you as investors and prayer partners in this ministry. We feel blessed to say that we have witnessed as one Orthodox community how the Lord Jesus Christ has transformed lives. We look forward to 2014, when we will launch some wonderful new programs that will involve your communities, families and churches. These programs will allow us to share the Faith with more people and draw new volunteers into our ministry. We thank you...Read More
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, the staff at our OCPM headquarters wondered, “What can we do to help someone in need?” We called the local jail, and they put us in touch with a nonprofit that donates Thanksgiving meals to families with a loved one in jail. We signed up to help deliver the food, and went to pick up boxes of turkeys, canned goods, and fresh produce. Each box had enough food for several meals. We met some wonderful families along the way. At one house, a young boy smiled at us as we approached. “Is that box heavy?” he asked. “Yes!” we answered. And then he...Read More
To bring the love of Christ to those who are in prison by providing encouragement, material support, transition and reintegration services, Christian education spiritual guidance and the sacramental life of the Church.