Church helps sex offenders turn their lives around
Feelings of abandonment, addictions to sex and pornography, and the suicide of his mother all stormed Nick* before he was old enough to vote. He tried to find ways to cope and ended up doing two years in a federal jail for a sex offence.
Now, Nick says, a small group of volunteers is helping him stay away from crime and teaching him that, troubled and ostracized as he has been, his life still has value.
“Because of my past, my present circumstances are really difficult to live with,” Nick told about 100 prison ministry volunteers and staff at a dinner Feb.