The Restoration Series: Jonathan’s Walk
My husband has been working with our church’s jail ministry for over three years and during that time, I have heard stories of redemption and grace found by inmates through Christ’s love. I have watched as my husband pours himself into these men, even when he is physically tired and in pain. I have shared in the ups and down that come with ministering to those in jail.
The ministry ,he is a part of, visits a local county jail so the inmates he comes into contact with can change vastly in the week between visits but there are those that are there for a long time. Seeing the transformation that can happen when God works is amazing but we have also witnessed what happens when they get out and enter the world after spending time inside.
The journey is not always easy for them or their families and that is why we were so interested in the new The Restoration Series by Prison Fellowship. The series follows inmate, Jonathan as he is preparing to release and start his life outside prison walls. This series is free to watch and I urge you to take time to watch the first episode of Jonathan’s Walk below & then head on over and get the rest of this emotional and inspiring story of God’s grace and forgiveness.
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For years, Jonathan has been in prison. As a result, he has missed milestone moments with his family. He wasn’t there for his daughter’s first day of school or a thousand little experiences with his wife and as a father, he is devastated to be separated from those he loves most.
Jonathan has been looking forward to his release from prison for over a decade. So many life events have been missed and he is now ready to be with his wife and kids again. Of course, this transition isn’t going to be easy. The odds are against him: with over half of prisoners returning to prison within two years, Jonathan is aware of the challenge set before him.
Still, he is determined to take the skills he has learned into the world outside of incarceration and stay there, helping build the community that he is part of for years to come.
Prison Fellowship presents The Restoration Series: Jonathan’s Walk, a 5-part documentary film series following one man as he re-enters his community after 15 years in prison. It demonstrates in imagery, powerful storytelling and social interaction what it means to be human and the shared need of all people to see communities restored.
Though America is home to only 4% of the world’s population, we house more than 20% of its prisoners. Recidivism–the tendency of a criminal to reoffend—is out of control. The Restoration Series tells the story of men and women who have experienced The Academy, a revolutionary in-prison program that is combatting incarceration and recidivism head on.
To see the remaining four episodes of Jonathan’s Walk, click HERE!
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