Salvation Army Stories: Part 2
Deliberating between a sentence of time in state prison or the counsel of The Salvation Army, the judge decided to give Leslie Zimmerman one last chance, a prospect of real life change through a work program at The Salvation Army in Pasadena, CA.
That was a good call on his part.
Arriving with only the clothes on her back, Leslie was taken in “with open arms”. Through employment and counseling with Salvation Army social workers, she has overcome her personal anguish and discovered an indescribable peace through the understanding of God’s hand in her life.
“He sought me out. He came to me and I said ‘I’m so tired. I’m ready. I don’t know how to live my life. Can you please help me? And he did.’”
Check out part two of Expect Change – Salvation Army Stories, brought to you by The Salvation Army Western Territory.
The Salvation Army plays a growing role in prison rehabilitation and crime prevention. In some jurisdictions, prisoners are paroled to the direct custody of The Salvation Army. Services include Bible correspondence courses, prerelease job-training programs, employment opportunities in cooperation with parole personnel, material aid, and spiritual guidance to both prisoners and their families. Visit The Salvation Army‘s website to learn more.