Our facilitators at Sharing The Burden saw 2000 inmates face to face inside jails in 2018 and we want to double that number in 2019. To make it happen the ministry must grow. We can’t do it alone! We need more volunteers to join us and we need donations to cover our expenses!
There are approximately 50,000 people in Canadian jails or prisons. 80% of them or 40,000 are there due to addiction, substance abuse and related issues. Most are not criminally minded persons; they have a disease called addiction and it is cunning, baffling and powerful! This is accepted as disease by medical associations. Jail time does not cure disease of any kind, especially disease that includes emotional and mental as well as physical dimensions!
We teach each inmate how to share her/his program with others upon release from jail. We commit to being there to assist them wherever necessary. We promise only one thing to those we support; that we will not abandon them as long as they want us around, we will support them. The needs are growing; more volunteers and donations to cover expense-only, are needed immediately.
Addicted Inmates are closer to death than others. Many have over dosed several times and have been saved. Last evening when I asked a group of lady inmates about fentanyl use, one lady said I’ve been brought back 9 times and I can’t figure out why. Most of my friends are gone due to fentanyl! Over half of the eight girls attending nodded in agreement. This is not an isolated meeting, this is standard discussion today! Several were under 25 years of age! My guest on stbradio.ca this week celebrated 1 year away from drugs. He has lost 30 friends to this over-dose mania in that year.
We can seriously change society from the bottom up by choosing to take action now & together!
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This week’s Sharing The Burden Podcast – “The Ministry Must Grow!”
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