FCL Hears How Prison Ministry Changes Lives

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The Fellowship of Christian Lumbermen (FCL) recently learned how God has opened a door to ministry for one member.

The remarks came at the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association 2024 Convention in Indianapolis, IN.  The men participated in singing worship songs led by Nate Phillips of GL Beaumont Hardwoods.

FCL Board member Rob McCarthy of Northwest Hardwoods shared his experiences working with Prison Fellowship Ministries. He had been seeking an opportunity to serve God and waited for a door to open. When none did, he started “looking out the window” and saw the chance to participate in Prison Fellowship.

McCarthy has been serving at a correctional facility in Ohio for the past year leading inmates through a program called Prison Fellowship Academy. The program equips participants to prepare for life now and after their incarceration.

He said it has taught him that Christian faith-based programs help inmates develop skills to work through their current situations and for the future. McCarthy said the first group of men has completed the phase one and lives have been changed.

The FCL attendees gave donations to the Prison Fellowship Ministry and spent time in prayer before the meeting was adjourned. 

The FCL holds these events at many of the Hardwood conventions and meetings and would welcome anyone to participate.  

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