Illinois women explore partnership with Arkansas prison ministry
Seven Southern Baptist women from Illinois spent two days in an Arkansas prison last month, learning from inmates who have found true freedom in Christ. Even though many of them are serving life sentences.
Carmen Halsey, IBSA’s missions involvement director, led the team in their work with the PAL program, a voluntary, faith-based program for women at McPherson prison. Illinois women became familiar with PAL (short for Principles and Applications for Life), when former prisoner turned chaplain Stacey Smith spoke during last year’s Women’s Missions Celebration. Read more