I sat in a room full of recovering addicts and I watched them worship. It was different than I have ever experienced. It was raw. Unbridled. Real. Different.

You see, these women KNEW they had been in bondage. And they knew the One who had set them free. Intimately.  They met Him in prison. The scriptures tell us that Jesus came to set the prisoners free.

The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor, has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free.
— Luke 4:18

I could see He was doing it. And I desperately wanted to be a part of whatever He was doing there. And in His goodness, He has allowed me to. Not just me, but my partner in ministry Jessica Smith. As of January 16, we will be coming under the Beauty for Ashes program and teaching the Word to the female offenders on a weekly basis.  

And here is the amazing thing, you can be a part too! Visit the Beauty of Ashes website for more information.