Vancouver, Canada, Apr 10, 2019 / 02:04 am
A former inmate in Canada credits volunteers and staff members working in prison ministry in the Archdiocese of Vancouver with helping to transform his life – helping him find sobriety and a relationship with Christ.
"The Catholic prison ministry helped me stay faithful to the Lord and to trust fully in Jesus as he was refining me in the furnace," said Ryan Prasad in an April 1 article for The B.C. Catholic, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
In the article, written for National Volunteer Week, Prasad shared the impact that prison ministry volunteers had in his own life. He particularly thanked Bob Buckham, a volunteer who brought him the Eucharist while he was incarcerated.
"Bob supported me through my sentence and always took extra time to keep me on the path of righteousness," Prasad said. "He encouraged me to help others in their faith journey and share my testimony with inmates."