UBC Prison Letter Writing Ministry
Every year, hundreds of Texas inmates ask to be released from prison. Some requests reflect anger and desperation, and some reflect resignation, but almost all are denied. Punishment and isolation erode the inmates’ mental health, exacerbate loneliness, decrease opportunities to access the Gospel and make developing one’s faith within a Christian community almost impossible.
But, as believers know, Jesus cherishes every man and woman in prison just as He cherishes the free. Each inmate was created for His glory. We pray that we can be a source of encouragement and hope to these men and women as we dedicate a few moments each week to share our faith, make a friend and offer encouragement through letter writing.
*All letters should have a return address marked as below:
UBC Prison Ministry
Attention: Volunteer First Name (your first name only here)
P.O. Box 101074
Fort Worth, TX 76185
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. ISAIAH 61:1-3