Story Link program is designed to strengthen the bonds between offenders and their children to provide opportunities for Christian witness. Offenders who are 90 days free of violations are allowed to select a book provided by the program. They then read the book and say a short message to their child on a cassette tape under the supervision of a Volunteer in Corrections (VIC). They may also write a message in the book. The program is totally supported by donations. Story Link is offered in 11 state prisons in Missouri and a federal prison in Illinois. It is the only reading program authorized for use by the Missouri Department of Corrections. God's vision for us is to impact the lives of offenders and their families in 40 institutions.
How can you help?
Pray- for the safety and continual commitment of the offenders and volunteers.
Go- to a prison (there are opportunities each week) and see if this is something God wants you to do.
Give- books (new or gently used) for preschool to age 15, and financial support. It costs an average of $4 to buy the supplies and mail the book and tape for each offender. Your gifts are tax-deductible.
If you would like to Go or Give, contact: Story Link Program, c/o Liberty Belle Ministries, 9909 Manchester Rd, 63122-1915, (314)822-5315.
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