Readers, that is why Prison Fellowship exists; helping people find the freedom only Jesus can give. It is the reason Jesus came: to set captives free. Earthly prisons exist to punish wrong-doers, but they also open doors to a harvest field that extends itself into the community. Prisoners of sin live within—and without—the concrete and steel walls of penitentiaries. James, like all prisoners, needs that law of liberty. Doing time gives prisoners a chance to learn that the Law of Freedom does not give freedom to sin but freedom from sin. Self-created prisons are sometimes more inpenetrable than the steel bars of a 'real' prison. Time is precious and short for reaching souls with the Gospel. Families of prisoners are part of the harvest field Prison Fellowship ministers to through Angel Tree.
As Christians, we are set free from our chains so that we can bring others to the Freedom-Giver. Prison Fellowship and Angel Tree are vehicles we can use to take us to the ones who need to meet Jesus!