Break Free Ministries was created to encourage women in their darkest moments. We started a pen pal ministry to encourage and mentor women who are currently incarcerated in Indiana. Through the generosity of our members, we have been able to purchase devotionals for a few of the women. We have received multiple thank you letters and calls explaining how this ministry is a Godsend to the women who are incarcerated. For many of these women, we are the only people who see them as more than a number or a failure.
Currently there are over 2,500 women incarcerated at various Indiana Department of Corrections facilities. No matter how society may view them, God sees them as his daughters. In his letter to the church at Phillippi, The Apostle Paul, a prisoner himself, writes; “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Philippians 4:8). To these women, the church's kindness and generosity is nothing short of praiseworthy.
Break Free Ministries also partners with each woman as she walks through her re-entry process. We help set her up with housing, counseling, a caseworker to help with family reunification, job training and placement, budgeting and finance classes, and a long-term spiritual mentor. No woman should ever be defined by their past choices or circumstances. At Break Free Ministries, we want every woman to see herself as God sees her: one who is fearfully and wonderfully made, and one who is loved so fiercely that Jesus would’ve died just for her. By eliminating any roadblocks to success while helping each woman heal from past trauma, addictions, and dysfunctional relationships, we will empower each woman to break the chains of generational bondage and move into a full and complete life for all of eternity.
Please continue to pray for all who are incarcerated. If you would like to know more about what we are doing to help those currently incarcerated or transitioning back to their new normal, please contact Brittney Farkas or Jessica Abbott. Also, please feel free to contact us if you would like to volunteer as a penpal. You can also donate to this ministry to help supply these women with much-desired supplies like Bibles and devotionals. God is already doing amazing things in the lives of these women and their families!