The following are testimonies from a FOCUS facilitator working behind the walls with women. *
There have been a lot (of stories worth sharing) with this class but one that sticks out is Rachel's story. Rachel told an officer that she had been through rehabs and different programs. They were never enough to push her to quit until now. Now Rachel has fear of the Lord. She wants to be taken back to Knox County so she could finish her FOCUS program. She has been surprised how different she is becoming and finally has hope she will be changing for good. FOCUS is truly changing lives.
Also, earlier in the year I taught on miracles and how they still happen every day. A lady shared with me that during the two weeks I was out, a mass in her breast had been found that indicated cancer. When they found the mass she recalled the sermon on miracles, recited scriptures, and asked God to heal her miraculously. She was sent to Nashville for further procedures. Upon arriving in Nashville they started with an ultrasound and the tech informed her that she could not find any mass. Further tests were run and there was no mass or cancer present. She says she knows it was a miracle and she believed it for herself because of the sermon.
* All names have been changed to protect inmate and volunteer privacy.