The new movie Unconditional is a powerful tale of loss and renewal. It shows the sobering effects of crime on both victims and criminals, but it also shows how their lives can be transformed, even when everything seems hopeless. And it clearly demonstrates that God is the one who transforms those lives.
If your church is looking for a hands-on ministry to the "least of these," I cannot think of a more rewarding experience. Angel Tree is so much more than Christmas gifts: It’s a way of reconciling families torn apart by incarceration, and it’s about introducing these children, these families, to Jesus.