There is a parable in the bible of a woman who had an issue of blood for 12 years. This woman would have been in terrible pain not only physically but emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. Imagine being an outcast in your own family and community. Being an outcast whom no-one wanted to interact with. Being made to feel as if you are nothing! Many of the women Free Indeed minister to on a daily basis feel this way. They are mothers, sisters, wives, friends. They are women in our families, churches, at our places of employment and in our communities. They have been declared Unclean and unworthy of being in society just as the woman with the issue of blood. But, the story doesn't end there. This woman heard about a man named Jesus who could heal her and make her whole. God has called Free Indeed to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone He sends us to. This woman knew that if she could get to Jesus and touch the hem of His garment she would be healed. And she was!!! Below are the testimonies of two women who had issues that kept them bound for years. They heard about Jesus, received Him and was healed through the power of His love. (Mark 5:26-27)
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Update March 2022: After 16 years of living in bondage to drugs, jail and prison Shanika is celebrating 8 years free from drugs and incarceration.
All things are possible with God!
"I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13).
I am a college graduate with a degree in Nursing. I developed an addiction to painkillers after several surgeries. My addiction escalated to methamphetamine's, and I found myself in and out of jail, which led to prison. While in a prison cell I looked on the wall and there was written the scripture,
Who the Son sets Free is Free Indeed!
That evening I attended Free Indeed church service and that night I gave my life to Christ. I was released four months later. I have been reunited with my family, have my voting rights reinstated, completed my parole with no incidents, a faithful member of a great church and a volunteer with Free Indeed Ministries!
The testimonies above are testimonies of women who have come forth with a new life as a manifestation of the redemptive love of God ministered through our Women's Prison Re-entry ministry. We have witnessed many women, who have had multiple incarcerations, come out of prison and go on to live a life of freedom overcoming substance abuse, Domestic violence, sex trafficking, mental disorders, and their past! These precious women are no longer looking downward but are looking upward to a bright future.