GPM – FOCUS Outreach Center Leadership
☩ Vice President
Marti Mendosa · Arnold Ramirez
☩ Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors
- All About Hands September 12, 2015
Educate, Equip and Encourage Inmates
Our outreach began as a correspondence course…
In 2002, Garden Path Ministries Inc. was invited by the Protestant Chaplain at the California Institution for Women in Corona, CA to provide a correspondence course to inmates, namely Called Back to the Garden. This course was written for women who struggle with past or present emotional hurts and damaged emotions.
The inmates who enrolled were matched with a Christian women on the outside (respondents). Garden Path Ministries trained volunteer many respondents from 2002 – 2012. The volunteers were women from local churches who had a heart to encourage women in prison by writing comments on the inmates’ lessons.
Inmates recommended the course to other inmates in different prisons. Over the period of ten years, GPM has sent hundreds of inmates in California, Texas, Arizona, and Oklahoma prisons have worked through the correspondence course. It continues today.