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Welcome to Blameless and Forever Free Ministries
FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE
Re-offending Lacks Relationship!
Every life matters!!!
Blameless and Forever Free Ministries believes that no one should sojourn alone.
God GAVE us His Son because of His Great Love so we'd never have to traverse alone again.
It is our responsibility to give back to others in need and the rejected by mirroring the life of our Beautiful Jesus in being vessels of His hands and feet.
Generous hearts embrace that today's offender will be tomorrow's neighbor! This requires introducing the Love of our Jesus to our incarcerated beloveds who alone will provide the spark needed for a successful journey back to a vital and dignified life.
Every life has value!
Blameless and Forever Free Ministries' founder operates the nonprofit FILTERED through the lens of God's Great Love understanding that "I can't change you and you can't change me, but together we can work to change the world."
Inmates Supporting Founder of Blameless and Forever Free Ministries
Cancer Relay For Life
RE-OFFENDERS LACK RELATIONSHIPS
The incarcerated may look and act scary, and some are downright dangerous with differing cultures and religions, but that doesn't mean they cannot be touched and transformed by the Love of Jesus Christ and become rehabilitated and productive members of society.
The inmates above had enough compassion in their hearts to sponsor the founder of Blameless in the cancer walk called Relay For Life.
There is ALWAYS HOPE and every life has value!
We'll Stand By You...
God never gives up on prisoners...
We once were judgmental and lacked compassion and forgiveness, but leaning into God's heartbeat empowers us to stand with the oppressed and fight injustice!
Jesus reminds us that hurt people hurt others and we all need forgiveness.
The redemption team is able to see and experience the soul, mission and ministry of Jesus by leaning into His Truths, understanding His interaction and engagement with people, and how He tenderly loves and restores.
This means since God NEVER gives up on His children, including those in prison, how could we side with society and declare long--standing punishment in our prisons when God says it's a place of refinement and where restoration begins (Psalm 107).
Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness,
prisoners suffering in iron chains,
because they rebelled against God’s commands
and despised the plans of the Most High.
So he subjected them to bitter labor;
they stumbled, and there was no one to help.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.
He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
for he breaks down gates of bronze
and cuts through bars of iron.
Bringing Christmas Joy and Love Back Into Prisons.
Folsom State Prison
Generous Hearts/Valiant Voices
Blameless and Forever Free Ministries engages as a team of advocate warriors by sharing our stories of God's Great Love (1 John 4:7-21) through our own testimonies and by walking alongside of the hurt and wounded, the rejected and the incarcerated. Being survivors of neglect, abandonment and various abuses, our healing from these traumas developed compassion and understanding to walk alongside of those in seasons of opposition.
The redemption team understands these beloveds' hearts have received more sabotage and seduction than healthy support just to survive.
In order to combat the enemy of loneliness and isolation leading to destruction and death that both the incarcerated and the homeless are bound to, Blameless believes that any place the good news of the Gospel is declared and proclaimed, action and demonstration initiates changed lives! This is accomplished when we take a stand with the oppressed and fight injustice.
Generous Hearts/Valiant Voices
Blameless believes the foundation and integrity of God's kingdom is righteousness and justice. Believers have the greatest advocate, Jesus Christ, who is available 24/7 to intercede.
As ambassadors of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:14-21), our team operates under the premise that Christians should occupy territory in advocacy and policy for justice that not only restores, but supports reintegration leading to redemption.
Advocacy and justice are at the very core of who God is, one element of His character, that comes alongside every step motivating and introducing others to the freedom that is available from which has caused them great consequences. They no longer have to be controlled by their failures and bad decisions, contributing to the complicated circumstances, the cycle they are bound and shackled to.
Generous Hearts/Valiant Voices
The team loves emulating the life and purpose of the Gospel. The redemption team gets to see and experience the soul, mission and ministry of Jesus by leaning into His very heartbeat and truths, understanding His interaction and engagement with people, and how He tenderly loves and restores.
This perfectly illustrates really the heart of justice: Valuing all human life while promoting accountability. This cultivates community engagement. Together, it changes the culture, inspires the church, and advances justice reform.
Folsom State Prison IFC members appreciate and say thank you for our community's generosity in donating Christmas decorations for us to decorate Folsom State Prison!
Folsom State Prison Inmates
Say Thank You With Amazing Cards
We have all gone to birthday parties, weddings and graduation ceremonies where the gifts we have purchased are never acknowledged by words of gratitude or a simple thank you card.
Thank you notes are notes of gratitude. It's an opportunity to reach out, connect and recognize a kindness.
Talk about meaningful expressions and magnificent artwork for just being present and pouring out love through recognition. The incarcerated are not exposed to kindness and love often enough, and these cards are a reflection of their hearts and creative gifting.
Inmates at Folsom State Prison not only express gratitude through thank you cards addressed to the founder of Blameless for simple, random acts of kindness and compassion, but their artistry is simply amazing and full of love!
We could all learn a valuable lesson here from our incarcerated beloveds! Their thirst for Love and belonging is unashamedly obvious.
If Jesus met beloveds right where they're at, that sets an example in emulating His life and actions by loving on EVERYONE and FORGIVING those who make horrible decisions. The incarcerated are serving time for their crime, which is strong punishment, but it should not be stigmatized and carried over throughout their lives once released.
Jesus loves all of mankind and would never turn His back on us for having a criminal record, differing colors, religions, cultures and troubles that surround us all. In fact, because of God's Great Love, Jesus CHOSE to draw special emphasis to our prisoners all throughout His ministry, from the very beginning and most especially at the end (Luke 4:18-19 and Matthew 25:35-36).
That Love and forgiveness doesn't promise to remove all the consequences from the subsequent repercussions, but from prison to community, it announces an invitation to engage in a loving relationship being pursued, reconciled and transformed. This offers a glimpse of the kingdom of God this side of heaven with all its transformative powers.
Blameless believes all lives matter and supports the reentry process and programs for our incarcerated. Our offenders are children of God who need forgiveness and support in order to rebuild their lives to become productive members of society!
God's Great Love Changes Everything!
"I was in prison and you came to visit me." (Matthew 25:36)
If Jesus pursued and identified with the helpless and outcast by moving them toward restoration, the way we treat our incarcerated should radiate His life living inside of us. What an honor it is to lead our prisoners towards freedom, redemption and transformation.
Our prisons can no longer be considered a place solely to punish and reject. We must meet our offenders right where they're at reconciling them to God.
We can't just pretend to love others. We have to really love them!!! Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good (Romans 12:9).