Will you join us for the ride?
My Bible reading took on an interesting assignment at year’s end. In the final days of 2016, I was assigned to read from Proverbs 13, where I was advised to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. That very admonition is framed and on the wall in our office. As I reflected on the year 2016, I couldn’t help but take pride in the growth of HFP, the increased number of prisoners we served, our improved financial position, and all of the internal progress we made, the exciting success stories, and our enhanced reputation in advocacy circles. But the thing that makes us so humbly proud is that we touched lives! When Maurice Carter and I put together this little outfit in 2001, we envisioned helping a few prisoners with pressing problems. By the end of 2016, it was no longer a little outfit. We had responded to a record number of more than 2,700 contacts by prisoners, their families or their friends! We continued to add one new prisoner a day to the list of people