Prison Fellowship Angel Tree

Through Prison Fellowship Angel Tree™, churches are coming alongside families of the incarcerated at Christmastime, and all year long.

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Nonprofit Helps Prisoners Connect With Their Children On Father's Day 06/22/2021

Nonprofit Helps Prisoners Connect With Their Children On Father's Day

Nonprofit Helps Prisoners Connect With Their Children On Father's Day Inmates said a day like Father’s Day is harder for them as they’re spending time separated from their children.

Fathers Behind Bars - Remembering Families Separated This Father’s Day 06/21/2021

Fathers Behind Bars - Remembering Families Separated This Father’s Day

Fathers Behind Bars - Remembering Families Separated This Father’s Day About half of male prisoners in America are fathers. As we celebrate Father's Day, we hope you remember those separated by crime and incarceration.

Parenting on Opposite Sides of the Prison Fence - Prison Fellowship 06/20/2021

Parenting on Opposite Sides of the Prison Fence - Prison Fellowship

The Blissit family was separated for eight years—all of daughter Zoey’s life. But time and distance couldn’t weaken their bond.

Parenting on Opposite Sides of the Prison Fence - Prison Fellowship The Blissit family was separated for eight years—all of daughter Zoey’s life. But time and distance couldn’t weaken their bond.

Timeline Photos 06/13/2021

“I've led some unique kids. I watched some of them say 'yes' to Jesus for the first time. ... It's fun to watch those walls come down and watch them grow through Christ and with Christ. It's a cycle of goodness—somebody mentored me, and I am who I am today.” —Vaughan, Camp Counselor and Former Angel Tree Camper

“I've led some unique kids. I watched some of them say 'yes' to Jesus for the first time. ... It's fun to watch those walls come down and watch them grow through Christ and with Christ. It's a cycle of goodness—somebody mentored me, and I am who I am today.” —Vaughan, Camp Counselor and Former Angel Tree Camper

06/11/2021

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What is Angel Tree Camping? 06/07/2021

What is Angel Tree Camping?

What is Angel Tree Camping? Every year, scholarships provide a way for thousands of Angel Tree® children with incarcerated family members to go to Christian summer camps, where they hav...

Photos from Little Light Christian School's post 06/07/2021

Photos from Little Light Christian School's post

Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Camp Hosts Kids With Incarcerated Parents 06/07/2021

Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Camp Hosts Kids With Incarcerated Parents

Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Camp Hosts Kids With Incarcerated Parents The Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Sport Camp, a camp designed for kids with parents that are incarcerated.

From Keeping Secrets To Chasing Dreams - Prison Fellowship 06/06/2021

From Keeping Secrets To Chasing Dreams - Prison Fellowship

When Darien’s mom went to prison, he kept it secret. Learning there were kids like him gave him a reason to succeed. Today, he's giving back.

From Keeping Secrets To Chasing Dreams - Prison Fellowship When Darien’s mom went to prison, he kept it secret. Learning there were kids like him gave him a reason to succeed. Today, he's giving back.

06/05/2021

Kenny Dobbs and PF Angel Tree in OKC

06/05/2021

PF Angel Tree with the OKC Thunder

06/05/2021

Darius Bazley of OKC Thunder talks to the kids

06/04/2021

Coach Fassel of Dallas Cowboys

This Sunday!!

Angel Tree Camp Changes Kennice's Life 05/30/2021

Angel Tree Camp Changes Kennice's Life

Kennice knows that God doesn't love her any less because her dad is in prison.

Angel Tree Camp Changes Kennice's Life For Kennice, a week of summer fun at an Angel Tree® camp was just the beginning. Angel Tree Camp changed her life.

An Unhappy Camper's Change of Heart - Prison Fellowship 05/23/2021

An Unhappy Camper's Change of Heart - Prison Fellowship

Thanks to Prison Fellowship Angel Tree, Julia got to experience summer camp for the first time. But she wasn’t grateful—in fact, she was furious.

An Unhappy Camper's Change of Heart - Prison Fellowship Thanks to Prison Fellowship Angel Tree™, Julia got to experience summer camp for the first time. But she wasn’t grateful—in fact, she was furious.

Non-profits applying for city grants to prevent gun violence 05/19/2021

Non-profits applying for city grants to prevent gun violence

“From the Saturday nights to teen parents to mentoring for Prison Fellowship Angel Tree to assisting with the homeless for Roanoke City Schools, there’s a bunch of opportunities that have presented themselves for us to be able to serve area teenagers and families.” Several nonprofits are vying for mini-grants from Roanoke’s City’s Gun Violence Prevention Commission.

Non-profits applying for city grants to prevent gun violence The West End Center for Youth and Straight Street are among the applicants.

How A Single Mom Found A Sister Born for Adversity 05/17/2021

How A Single Mom Found A Sister Born for Adversity

"The hopes are that the inmate sees that no matter what you've done … there are people out here rooting for you and your family … And then God just does miracles in their lives."

How A Single Mom Found A Sister Born for Adversity April, a single mom and college student, was grateful for Angel Tree. But she never dreamed that this connection would one day sustain her through tragedy.

Angel Tree Sports Camp in San Antonio 05/09/2021

Angel Tree Sports Camp in San Antonio

Check it out! New video from our Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Sports Camp in Texas last month. NFL Super Bowl Champions Sherman Williams Dallas Cowboys and Bruce Collie San Francisco 49ers joined Angel Tree in San Antonio, Texas, to put on a football camp at Cornerstone Christian School.

Angel Tree Sports Camp in San Antonio NFL Super Bowl Champions Sherman Williams and Bruce Collie joined Angel Tree in San Antonio, Texas, to put on a football camp at Cornerstone Christian School.

A New Day 1: The Journey Begins - Prison Fellowship 05/07/2021

A New Day 1: The Journey Begins - Prison Fellowship

A New Day 1: The Journey Begins - Prison Fellowship Every year 600,000 men and women return to our communities from incarceration and face significant barriers to a productive life.

05/06/2021

Faith Gilchrist, the director of Camp Agape, a Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Camping partner organization in Oregon and shown in this photo, shares this story:

"Because of the pandemic, our camps were required to be day camps in 2020 instead of the normal overnight camps. It was difficult to organize camp with all the new policies and protocols, but we were fully committed to offering camp to our families.
One camper I met last summer, a tiny, blonde, adorable 6-year-old girl, sticks out to me. We’ll call her ‘Sophie.’ I noticed Sophie within the first hour after her arrival. It was her first time at Camp Agape. On Thursday evening, when we were getting to know each other and having a short worship time and a message, it was hard for her to sit still. She was bouncing up and down and running back and forth. She was a firecracker of a girl.

Afterward, we had a cabin time to talk about the Gospel. I went to sit with her group. She had a lot to say and a very vulnerable heart. She talked openly about her chaotic home life and about having a parent in prison. I talked with her cabin leaders and encouraged them to support her through her difficulties.

… On the very last day of camp, Sophie was in a session time. These Bible story and discussion times were hard for Sophie. She would try to make excuses to leave. On this last morning, she was playing with rocks and bouncing from seat to seat. As the session leader told about Christ’s resurrection, Sophie, for once, became very still and observant. She listened carefully to the story of how Jesus rose from the dead and left behind an empty tomb. At the end, she turned to her cabin leader and said, ‘Is this a true story?’

Her leader quickly affirmed that it was and smiled, knowing that this distracted camper was hearing this gospel message and intrigued at the nature of the story. During cabin time later the day, Sophie told her leaders that she wanted to have a relationship with this man who rose from the grave. Praise Jesus!”

Faith Gilchrist, the director of Camp Agape, a Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Camping partner organization in Oregon and shown in this photo, shares this story:

"Because of the pandemic, our camps were required to be day camps in 2020 instead of the normal overnight camps. It was difficult to organize camp with all the new policies and protocols, but we were fully committed to offering camp to our families.
One camper I met last summer, a tiny, blonde, adorable 6-year-old girl, sticks out to me. We’ll call her ‘Sophie.’ I noticed Sophie within the first hour after her arrival. It was her first time at Camp Agape. On Thursday evening, when we were getting to know each other and having a short worship time and a message, it was hard for her to sit still. She was bouncing up and down and running back and forth. She was a firecracker of a girl.

Afterward, we had a cabin time to talk about the Gospel. I went to sit with her group. She had a lot to say and a very vulnerable heart. She talked openly about her chaotic home life and about having a parent in prison. I talked with her cabin leaders and encouraged them to support her through her difficulties.

… On the very last day of camp, Sophie was in a session time. These Bible story and discussion times were hard for Sophie. She would try to make excuses to leave. On this last morning, she was playing with rocks and bouncing from seat to seat. As the session leader told about Christ’s resurrection, Sophie, for once, became very still and observant. She listened carefully to the story of how Jesus rose from the dead and left behind an empty tomb. At the end, she turned to her cabin leader and said, ‘Is this a true story?’

Her leader quickly affirmed that it was and smiled, knowing that this distracted camper was hearing this gospel message and intrigued at the nature of the story. During cabin time later the day, Sophie told her leaders that she wanted to have a relationship with this man who rose from the grave. Praise Jesus!”

Timeline Photos 05/02/2021

”I think it’s cool I get to come out here with other kids and practice with them, and get more experience.” -- Prison Fellowship Angel Tree football camp youth participant. #AngelTree #SanAntonio #PFAngelTree #kids #football

”I think it’s cool I get to come out here with other kids and practice with them, and get more experience.” -- Prison Fellowship Angel Tree football camp youth participant. #AngelTree #SanAntonio #PFAngelTree #kids #football

Timeline Photos 04/25/2021

“I’ve been doing time for 28 straight years. I watched my son grow up through visits and photos. Your program helped me send love through Prison Fellowship Angel Tree. With your help and my family’s love, it helps keep my son from following the same path I followed like my father before me. So thank you! Thank you for more than just the resources, but for your help and kindness.” –Jacob, Incarcerated in Texas. #PFAngelTree #incarceration #family

“I’ve been doing time for 28 straight years. I watched my son grow up through visits and photos. Your program helped me send love through Prison Fellowship Angel Tree. With your help and my family’s love, it helps keep my son from following the same path I followed like my father before me. So thank you! Thank you for more than just the resources, but for your help and kindness.” –Jacob, Incarcerated in Texas. #PFAngelTree #incarceration #family

Timeline Photos 04/19/2021

"This program is an awesome program. It does change lives. Not just for the moment but … for the rest of my life and the rest of my kids' lives. And Angel Tree was a part of it. God is using Angel Tree in an awesome way." #AngelTree #PFAngelTree #sports #kids

"This program is an awesome program. It does change lives. Not just for the moment but … for the rest of my life and the rest of my kids' lives. And Angel Tree was a part of it. God is using Angel Tree in an awesome way." #AngelTree #PFAngelTree #sports #kids

San Antonio sports camp teaches much more than just the rules of the game 04/13/2021

San Antonio sports camp teaches much more than just the rules of the game

San Antonio sports camp teaches much more than just the rules of the game Alamo City coaches and professional athletes come together to help children of imprisoned parents.

Two former Dallas Cowboys share message of hope to children 04/13/2021

Two former Dallas Cowboys share message of hope to children

Watch this video about our Prison Fellowship Angel Tree football camp last weekend in San Antonio, TX, and the former Dallas Cowboys players who spent the day with 100 children with an incarcerated parent!

https://foxsanantonio.com/newsletter-daily/two-former-dallas-cowboys-share-message-of-hope

Two former Dallas Cowboys share message of hope to children SAN ANTONIO - Two former Dallas Cowboys players met with children of incarcerated parents to share messages of hope. Caption: (SBG San Antonio) Former running back Sherman Williams and wide receiver Alexander Wright, along with Prison Fellowship, the nation's largest Christian nonprofit that serves....

Photos from 412 Threads's post 04/12/2021

"[I was able to] give back to the program that once gave back to me!" 👏👏👏

Timeline Photos 04/12/2021

“Camp has so many benefits for developing personally, physically, emotionally, and overcoming obstacles. Sometimes Angel Tree camp pushed me to do something I was afraid to do. But I’m thankful now. It was so wonderful being pushed out of my boundaries in a safe place, with counselors and camp friends surrounding me. When you’re at camp, you have people to support you and catch you when you fall.” #AngelTree #PrisonFellowshipAngelTree #camping #kids

“Camp has so many benefits for developing personally, physically, emotionally, and overcoming obstacles. Sometimes Angel Tree camp pushed me to do something I was afraid to do. But I’m thankful now. It was so wonderful being pushed out of my boundaries in a safe place, with counselors and camp friends surrounding me. When you’re at camp, you have people to support you and catch you when you fall.” #AngelTree #PrisonFellowshipAngelTree #camping #kids

04/10/2021

It was a good day, indeed.

From our Prison Fellowship Angel Tree sports camp in San Antonio today: This little boy showed up this morning crying and had to be coaxed out of his mother’s arms to go on the football field. By the end of the day, he was referring to the teenager in this picture as his best friend. The teen was part of Cornerstone Church football and volunteered his time to help on the football field.

04/10/2021
Former Dallas Cowboy, Super Bowl XXX Champion to Address Children of Incarcerated Parents Saturday — San Antonio Sentinel - News, Politics, Business, Lifestyle 04/06/2021

Former Dallas Cowboy, Super Bowl ### Champion to Address Children of Incarcerated Parents Saturday — San Antonio Sentinel - News, Politics, Business, Lifestyle

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Sherman Williams and wide receiver Alexander Wright, will be part of our Prison Fellowship Angel Tree sports camp for more than 100 children with incarcerated parents in San Antonio, Texas, this Saturday.
https://www.sasentinel.com/former-dallas-cowboy-super-bowl-###-champion-to-address-children-of-incarcerated-parents-saturday

Former Dallas Cowboy, Super Bowl ### Champion to Address Children of Incarcerated Parents Saturday — San Antonio Sentinel - News, Politics, Business, Lifestyle Prison Fellowship, the nation’s largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, will conduct a free Angel Tree Sports Camp at Cornerstone Christian School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021. The event will benefit more than 100 children, ages 7 ...

Aaron Kaney becomes state attorney for Illinois 04/05/2021

Aaron Kaney becomes state attorney for Illinois

Aaron Kaney becomes state attorney for Illinois An undeclared freshman resided in Wengatz Hall and was uncertain of where his Taylor education would take him. 

Prison Fellowship Named as the Sixth Best Nonprofit Workplace in the US 04/05/2021

Prison Fellowship Named as the Sixth Best Nonprofit Workplace in the US

Amazing news!

Prison Fellowship Named as the Sixth Best Nonprofit Workplace in the US The NonProfit Times, the leading business publication for Nonprofit management, names Prison Fellowship as one of the Top 50 Best Nonprofits to Work for.

Building a New Life: A Fugitive Who Couldn’t Outrun God’s Mercy 04/05/2021

Building a New Life: A Fugitive Who Couldn’t Outrun God’s Mercy

"There are a lot of programs where kids get gifts … but this was something personalized, almost as if we were face to face, like I could reach out and touch them. I could not believe that."

Building a New Life: A Fugitive Who Couldn’t Outrun God’s Mercy Raul fled Communism to find a new life. Years later, he was on the run again, this time from justice. But to find freedom, he had to face his consequences.

A Father, a Daughter, and Angel Tree - Prison Fellowship 03/29/2021

A Father, a Daughter, and Angel Tree - Prison Fellowship

“For the very first time God spoke to me and told me to reach out to my dad and meet him when he got out. So I did. I'm so thankful I did, because now my family is completely restored.”

A Father, a Daughter, and Angel Tree - Prison Fellowship "How could I matter? My own dad didn’t want me. He chose drugs over me."

“When You Least Expect It:” Remembering Single Parents 03/23/2021

“When You Least Expect It:” Remembering Single Parents

“When You Least Expect It:” Remembering Single Parents For parents like Grace—thrust into a position she never saw coming—the daily juggling act of solo parenting can feel insurmountable. She needed support.

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Share Jesus’ love in a tangible way this Christmas with Angel Tree!
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44180 Riverside Pkwy
Lansdowne, VA
20176

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An estimated 1.7 million children have a mom or dad in prison. The number is huge – but so is the opportunity. Angel Tree is a ministry that reaches out to the children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ. It seeks to transform the lives of these families and to reconcile them to their Heavenly Father and each other. In Matthew 18:5 Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.” There are children right in your community who are among the most at-risk children in the nation. Angel Tree provides an opportunity to connect with those families and begin ministering to them at Christmas and then continue through a variety of year-round ministry opportunities.
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Prison Fellowship South East Prison Fellowship South East
44180 Riverside Pkwy
Lansdowne, 20176

Prison Fellowship exists to exhort, equip, and assist the Church in its ministry to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families.

McLean Bible Church - Loudoun Campus McLean Bible Church - Loudoun Campus
44180 Riverside Pkwy
Lansdowne, 20176

MBC Loudoun is a location of McLean Bible Church. We have services every Sunday at 9:00am and 11:00am.

Holy & Whole Life Changing Ministries, International Holy & Whole Life Changing Ministries, International
19019 Upper Belmont Place
Lansdowne, 20176

"Real people, serving a real God. Working together to solve real problems, real-time."