True Freedom Partners with Northern Golf Charities Foundation

True Freedom Ministries gratefully thanks the Northern Ohio Golf Charities Foundation for its $10,000 grant, which enabled us to renovate the rest rooms in our Cypress Avenue Building, making them handicapped accessible. We have already moved our offices to this location and hope to begin programming for those struggling against addictions in the months ahead. True Freedom continues to seek partners to help us wage war against the heroin epidemic.

Please prayerfully consider joining us by donating to True Freedom today.

 

Living the Word Interviews Mike Swiger

Living the Word interviewed Executive Director Mike Swiger this week. The discussion revolved around the heroin epidemic, gangs in prisons, the various outreaches of True Freedom Ministries, and our Golf outing at Chagrin Valley Country Club on July 17, 2017. The radio interview will air next Monday and Tuesday. We praise the Lord for giving True Freedom this opportunity.

Pastor Mark Stradiot Visits Juvenile Justice Center On Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday, Pastor Mark Stradiot was able to visit all five houses in the Juvenile Justice Center. In each house there are three separate pods.

For the first time, Pastor Mark went in, personally, to each of the 15 separate pods (in one day!) with the message of the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was able to see almost every youth incarcerated at the facility. He also took in “goodie bags” filled with candy and gospel literature for the young men to read on their own time. Many responded positively to the visit, standing at the end of the “service” to pray!

Thanks to those of you who partner with us in ministry through your prayers and generosity.

Inmate is Blessed by True Freedom Ministries Discipleship

God continues to use True Freedom Ministries to disciple and give hope to those incarcerated. Below is a testimony from an inmate we serve:

“I thank God for this Alpha course cause it’s letting me know there’s still hope for me regardless of my stained past. No one told me at the age of 16 the streets would mess my life up. My life was to be centered on God, not self. It’s a blessing to be able to move from the wreckage of my past and know God still loves me. Ungodly attitudes and habits have hindered my relationship with God. Jesus is my second chance and He does not disappoint those who are seeking Him!

God allows U-turns to change and being responsible develops character.  If I wish to hold the hand of the world, I must let go of Jesus’s hand. So, in closing, please God, show me the truth about myself.  I feel I have overstayed my welcome and change is long overdue. I must never, ever forget this world is not my home!”

Please continue to pray that God would use True Freedom to point people toward our great Redeemer—the One who makes beauty from the ashes.

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God Changes Lives

Ty, a sixteen-year-old drug dealer, has been in jail three different times since the age of fourteen for carrying a gun. Just before his third arrest, he was involved in a shootout on the streets of Cleveland, being hit three times in his right leg and foot. Surgery left a steel plate in right foot; he will never run again. Instead, he walks with a limp.
When True Freedom Ministries first met Ty, he told us he was not going to give up selling drugs.

His father and mother are both drug addicts and dealers. However, by our third meeting, and by the amazing grace of God, Ty said he was willing to receive Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. This young man’s whole perspective on life has changed. Although a dropout at age 12, Ty now desires to return to school. He wants to stop selling drugs, and he dreams of a better life.

We praise the Lord for this miracle of a changed heart and a renewed mind.

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Recording artist Jul BIG Green Visits Juvenile Justice Center with True Freedom Ministries

Recording artist Jul BIG Green (aka Julien Huntley) went into the Juvenile Justice Center today with Pastor Mark Stradiot of True Freedom Ministries. Julien performed music and shared his testimony while Pastor Mark shared the gospel. They did a total of nine services in all five houses at the institution. A number of youth expressed a desire to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Please continue to pray as we take the message of hope into the jails and prisons in Northeast Ohio.