Two hundred and sixty-five female inmates at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility were recently saved and water baptized, CBN reports.
It was part of the ministry of Go Behind Bars that started in Nevada in 2009 and is now ministering to inmates in Texas, Florida, Colorado, and Alaska.
According to ministry founder, Jake Bodine, their outreach is starting to have a noticeable impact on the culture at many prisons.
“Wardens began to tell us that the culture in the prison is changing every single day, that the men and women in the prison are improving their outlook on self-worth, Bodine told CBN.
“We’re watching inmates and families be restored for the very first time. The most common thing our team hears is that for one hour, they didn’t feel like they were in prison,” Bodine added.
READ: Hundreds of Female Inmates Baptized as ‘God Behind Bars’ Ministry Shares the Redeeming Power of Jesus
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed. (Luke 4:18 ESV)