Blessings Beyond Bars is a Lenten Youth Project with the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) to teach children and young adults about prison ministry. OCPM provides a lesson plan and do-it-yourself craft activity to involve youth with a hands-on project using shoeboxes as mock-prison cells. We offer fundraising ideas to collect donations in the boxes to help OCPM fill prisons with Bibles, prayer books, icons and Orthodox books. This project can be done with your parish, Sunday School, youth group, family or friends during Lent!
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