Ministry spotlight is a new series for our blog that will share with you information about different ministries. It will be a “get to know you” style blog post, just giving info about the ministry, what they do, how they run, and how you can help. After cycling through our list we will also look to do ministry updates as well as share info about big projects/changes at these ministries. If you work for or know of a ministry you would like to see shared in our Ministry Spotlight blog please contact us with the Name, location and website for the ministry. If you are interested in supporting any of these ministries with a DAF please contact us.
New Life Prison Ministries
New Life Prison Ministries, (initially New Life Film Ministry), was born in 1980 when two young brothers, eager to share the good news of Jesus Christ, approached officials at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre in London, Ontario for the purpose of showing monthly Christian films.
Gerrit and Susan Blok
With chaplains providing direction and encouragement, New Life volunteers began to see the powerful impact films had on many offenders. Within a very short time, the Blok’s were asked to conduct one-to-one visitation with men and women who requested follow-up visits.
In 1982, correspondence courses were launched to respond to the hunger for spiritual growth amongst men and women in prison.
Under the godly and visionary leadership of Gerrit and Susan Blok who served as leaders (1980-2014), the ministry grew rapidly as New Life students and chaplains spread the word about Bible courses throughout the prison system.
God has blessed the work of New Life, and lives have been changed for eternity.
Enough cannot be said about the important role played by the Blok’s who, through their sacrificial and dedicated service, were used by God to build New Life Prison Ministries into what it has become today.
For more information about New Life Prison Ministries and ways to support them please check out their website.