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Former Inmate Empowers Others through Education

Joel Whiteside

Joel Whiteside’s first stint in prison lasted twenty-eight months when he was just seventeen. After release, Joel struggled to make good decisions and soon his life was spiraling out of control. A three-year sentence in 2008 was a turning point. He realized that it was time to change the trajectory of his life. Joel’s personal story of transformation fuels his nonprofit organization, Been There, Done That, which supports those who are re-entering society in Cowlitz County, Washington, after incarceration. Continue reading

Extreme Love, an Extreme Success


By Melissa Pratt

Hundreds of churches embarked on a journey of “Extreme Love” during the forty days leading up to Easter. The goal was to focus on God’s extreme love through prayer and fasting in order that it might be shared between believers and demonstrated with those who have yet to know the extreme love of God. As in years past, miracles have been reported. Continue reading