Loudoun Christian Justice Mission, Inc. has grown from one weekly visit with one inmate in 1991 to a program involving 15-20 Bible studies per week with attendance in excess of 50 inmates.
Our studies are open to any inmate who wishes to attend. Our chaplain and volunteers work to build relationships with the inmates. Through these relationships, the inmates can then be introduced to what a personal walk with Jesus Christ is really like. Our jail ministry helps prisoners to know the Savior who will never forsake them, or break His promises.
Time has shown that prisoners who come to know Christ stand up for their faith. When two or more solid believers are in the small housing pods, their witness leads to many inmates in that pod participating in Bible studies and encouraging one another!
LCJM has also affected jail staff over the years. It was Captain J. K. Longerbeam who encouraged formation of Bible studies in the jail. Continued support from jail personnel at all levels has allowed the ministry to grow. The personal contact provided by our chaplain and volunteers during Bible study and at other times has had a definite positive effect on jail staff and inmates.
"I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." –Matthew 25:36 NIV
"…if you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday." –Isaiah 58:10 NIV
"He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners." –Isaiah 61:1 NIV
The Loudoun Christian Justice Mission is dedicated to this call. Seek the Lord for an answer on how you can help in this ministry!