Construction on the first prison transitional house in the Carolinas is near completion. For the last three years, the house itself has been under heavy renovation and funds are still being raised, but the end is in sight as the Carolina prison ministries team continues to spread the word and build support for this ministry.
The prisoner transitional house would give Adventist prisoners a place to go after being released. This would give such individuals a chance to get back on their feet. Three years ago, Bill Morgan felt led by God to purchase the property to create the prisoner transitional house. When he bought the house for $9,000, it was in complete disarray. Every window and door was completely rotten. During the last year, leaders have been fasting and praying for God to provide the funds to finish the project. Alfred Johnson, director of adult ministries at the North American Division, donated $10,000 toward this project. The Morganton, N.C., and Charleston, S.C., churches held concerts to raise money as well.
“We’re about 80 percent finished,” said Larry Barker. “About $60,000 should finish this first house.”
This will be the first prison transitional house in the Carolinas. After this house is finished, additional houses and a trade school are in the vision for the future. This project will also be promoted on 3ABN in the near future.
Carolina | September 2019