On April 21st, Mike Swiger had the privilege of delivering the final address at the Northeast Ohio Reentry Summit that was held at the convention center. Over 200 business leaders and correction professionals were in attendance. God continues to bless and open doors for True Freedom Ministries.
- May 10, 2017
- TFM Staff
- Addiction Recovery, Juvenile Prison Ministry, Men's Prison Ministry, Ministry Update
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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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GRAFTON, Ohio — The man at the front of the room in the prison here is talking about the institution’s culinary and hospitality training that will help some of his fellow inmates “give back to the community.” He will never get back to any community; he is serving a “double life” sentence. But because he is not going anywhere, he can provide leadership to those who are. Some will go to the 35 Cleveland restaurants that are eager to help themselves, and reduce recidivism while doing so, by hiring those who learn in prison to serve the food plate from the left and to remove it from the right. Small things learned inside can help people stay outside.
Every Thursday evening True Freedom Ministries hosts an addiction recovery program in the heart of the inner-city, called Reformers Unanimous (R.U.). “The only time you hear of 55th and Francis is on the news,” one attendee said. But God has us right where he wants us. Each week between thirty and forty people gather in the gymnasium behind our office to find support, accountability, and the life-changing power of Jesus Christ.
Setting Captives Free is a non-denominational ministry which teaches the biblical principles of freedom in Jesus Christ. Founder and President, Mike Cleveland, was captive to habitual sins for many years. He finally began to seek help and learned the biblical solution to his sin problem: repentance, forgiveness, and the newness of life that comes through the gospel.
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In February a film crew consisting of three inmates and a Department Supervisor from Grafton Reintegration Center visited the headquarters of True Freedom to film a short documentary that was initially aired within the Ohio Department of Corrections, at all of the prisons within the Northeast Region of the State. “It was a privilege to have the men temporarily released to utilize the skills they are learning.”
The video featured True Freedom’s re-entry program as well as the weekly Addiction Recovery program that meets weekly in the inner city of Cleveland.