Find Hope

From country music star to watching Dad die in prison.

Cody McCarver

My dad committed the crime of first degree murder on August 14, 1996, which is my birthday, and he went to prison.

Pawned Dad's tools, rare coins, and heirlooms, but he believed in me.

Matthew T

I have a very long criminal record from in and out of the county jail. I have been to prison twice. I was in jail and I kinda looked in the mirror and it was like the spirit of God said; “ Is this who you want Matthew Thompso...

Stole from my grandmother’s checkbook.

Robbie

Then it got to where I was breaking into her house. Then I started buying checks from people, and forging people’s names on everyone else’s checks. Then the burglaries began.

Escaped from gangs and machetes.

Josh S

We have a phrase in Spanish that translates in English as, “If you live by the sword, you will most likely die by the sword.”, or, it could be “...you will die by the gun.”, whichever is your weapon of choice.

The Makings of a Conqueror

Mike Benson

It took prison to bring this bank robber to his knees. Mike submitted to Christ when he had nowhere else to go.

Matt Damon played me as an FBI Informant.

Mark

As you can imagine, I got very depressed. I pulled my car in one of those garages and tried to kill myself.

A prostitute for years when I met my husband.

Marilyn

My husband helped me a lot. He cried. He prayed. When I would go back out and do wrong again he would come looking for me. He would forgive me.

Drugs brought money and popularity.

Christian

I was moving around twenty, thirty, sometimes forty pounds of marijuana a month. I was eighteen years old. I had money. I had friends.