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“This is my beloved Son..”

I could not have said this any better. An excerpt from Earl Hipp’s Man-Making blog: “An engaged and loving father is the most powerful man-making force on the planet. The opposite is also true. When fathers are absent, physically or emotionally, the wounds that results are profound. It touches a man to his core and…

unCUFFED’s Time of Need

Hebrews 13:3 ‘Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” In December of last year, we sensed God drawing us to serve more kids. After a successful fundraising event we took a step of faith and moved…

Why I Work with unCUFFED

 Thirty years ago, I met a woman named Raine Mullen who changed the trajectory of my life. I was working in East Baltimore at a Christian Community Center and learning about a culture vastly different from the white suburban culture that I understood. From her, I learned how to teach reading to children and adults…

“Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.” -Francis of Assisi?

This very popular Christian quote has been attributed over the years to theologian Francis of Assisi but he never said it. As the linked article states, “it is intended to say that proclaiming the Gospel by example is more virtuous than actually proclaiming with voice.” At unCUFFED we walk the walk. We come alongside kids…

unCUFFED’s Golf Tournament and the Power of Giving

When Danny Reedy, unCUFFED board member, first suggested and chaired the ministry’s annual golf tournament back in 2016, he faced a challenge. With only six months to plan and business owners “over saturated” by giving opportunities and requests, Danny found it “difficult to get sponsorships,” which are essential to successful golf events. Nevertheless, God provided…

First Impressions

Going into Hickey School for the first time, I had no idea what to expect. I had never been inside a correctional facility before, so I was nervous and full of questions—where should I park? What would security be like? What would the inside actually look like? Would I feel safe? Would the guards be…

Continued Connections

            “This is Prince from Towson. I know this letter is coming out of the blue. But I wanted to make sure you knew I am more than grateful for everything you have done for me. I was blessed to have you on my side even though my outcome was what it was. I am…

unCUFFED reWIRED

We are thrilled to announce that unCUFFED’s new website, which was generously designed through donation by Zest Social Media Solutions, is now live at www.uncuffedministries.org . The website offers information on our ministry for volunteers, sponsors, partners, and, most importantly, parents and guardians of youth with whom unCUFFED works. “This new website is so essential…

A Kairos Moment

Let me take a moment and introduce you to Ramone. He is from California, he is Latino and his father is a Pastor. He grew up in a church as a child, but got mixed up in the wrong group of friends. He ended up chasing heroin across the country and found himself on the…

Girl, Incarcerated.

I’ve been trying to imagine making a bad choice with ‘friends’ and spending the next 9 months in jail; at the age of 15. No doubt I have made bad choices, I have given in to peer pressure, and I have raised teen girls. So, I’m trying to relate to what these young ladies might…