My good friend, Pastor Clifford Jones, who studied Greek at the Angola Seminary in prison and who leads Light My Way ministry at Sonrise Church in Hillsboro, discouraged me from using tetelestai as the name for the nonprofit. He said, “Judge, nobody is going to understand the meaning and it’ll be confusing! Why don’t you just call it ‘Paid in Full?” Good advice Clifford! So I called it Paid in Full Oregon.
Not only does the name evoke the price Jesus paid for our sins, but it also brings to light the fact that our students at the Corban extension in the OSCI prison are paying, in full, the debt they owe to society for their mistakes.
This Easter season, I hope that Paid in Full Oregon will be on the hearts of our friends and supporters. As I have mentioned before, our budget for 20/21 is $300,000. Would you please consider helping us meet our budget so we can stamp it “paid in full!”? Thank you so much for keeping our 25 students in your prayers.
Grateful for your prayers and support,