“A lot of inmates will come to chapel one time, and they’ll see that there’s no room to sit, or they get turned away at the door. I hope that we’ll get a chapel here and expand the programs that are available in prison, because if you don’t find God in prison, you’re not going to find a goal. And if you don’t find a goal, you’re not ever going to achieve it. And if you go back out in that free world with a record and a number stamped across your forehead, and you don’t have a goal and you don’t have success and achievement, you’re probably going to end up right back in here.”
~ Inmate Rich Milligan
“You can fix all the external things you want, and you can make everything on the outside look good, and you can talk all the right kind of talk, and you can use all the sophisticated words. And all of that will get you a job and whatnot. But unless you’re fixed inside, in your heart, you’re not going to make it. There’s no to make it. You’ve got to have Jesus Christ in your heart. And unless we’ve got a chapel, where we can find a place to find that turn of heart, then we’ll be of no use to the people outside. You’ll just be coming right back in. You’ll just be a better educated criminal.”
~ Inmate Richard “Smiley” Haynes
JAMES PRATT, INMATE AT ALLRED UNIT
James Pratt tells about the very uncomfortable worshiping in the gym that serves as a chapel at the Allred Unit.
ARTY ALLEN, INMATE AT ALLRED UNIT
Arty has to count inmates coming into the gym each Sunday and then turn away many men every Sunday from their opportunity to worship and praise God. Only in prison is the worship space so small, so hot and so loud that worship is hindered for so many.
RICHARD BARNS HAS EXPERIENCE WORSHIPING IN A COH CHAPEL
Richard was a part of the inmate prayer team that prayed for a chapel at the Texas Hughes Unit. He knows the joy of having a chapel in the prison.
Sandy McCoy, an inmate at the Texas Allred knows how important a chapel would be for the men. He asks for your financial support to Chapel of Hope build a chapel.
GLEN ABNEY ASKS FOR A CHAPEL
Glen Abney explains why a chapel becomes a "One Step" program for helping inmates come to Jesus. STEPPING TO JESUS.
MATTHEW HICKS WAS CHANGED AT HUTCHINS
Matthew confesses that he was formerly a wicked person but because of the training and support he got at the Chapel of Hope, his life has changed and he is a better person according to his wife.
JOHN JEHNSON FOUND A NEW BEGINNING FOR HIS LIFE IN COH
John found a new life in Christ because of having a chapel where he can worship and praise God. He is so thankful for the volunteers who come to the chapel.
Curns Mashek after 13 years in prison he finally got to chapel. Curns' life has been change by the people he has met in the chapel at Hutchins Jail.
Daniel Belcha was saved in the TDCJ Hutchins State Jail Chapel. Daniel stays connected to his faith because there is a chapel where he can worship and fellowship with other believers.
OSCAR MARTIN ARMIJO
prays that the Gurney Unit can build a chapel so more prisoners
can come to the Lord.
expresses the need for a Chapel to provide a place of worship
for the men of Gurney Unit.
describes the crowed conditions and the need for a chapel at
the Gurney Unit.