McDowell Technical Community College

Prison Ministries

One Day with God

By Chaplain Jody Griffin

Mitchell and Avery Counties

One Day with God provides an opportunity for children to spend an entire day behind the prison gates with their incarcerated father. During this day the pain of separation disappears as they sing, play games, have quiet conversation and otherwise connect with one another. It is an amazing day, made possible by the generous sponsorships of individuals, groups, Sunday School classes and churches. Forgiven Ministries, Inc. in Taylorsville, NC reaches out to inmates and families providing a full day of activities designed to bring them together for healthy relationship development. Volunteers from around the area come together to assist in every part of the day. The costs associated with such an event are modest (about $9000.00 total for approx. 52 children), but must be raised apart from government funding. I am writing to request that your class/church/group/organization consider sponsoring a child/children for our event taking place at Avery Mitchell Correctional Institution on August 19, 2017.

Sponsorship for one child costs $175.00 and includes ALL materials and activities they will have during the day including a t-shirt, a backpack (with school supplies, books and a Bible included!), arts and crafts, games, lunch, snacks, a magic show, special demonstrations and much, much more! Any amount is appreciated!

For one FULL day they enjoy the blessing of time with their Dad, but the effects of this Blessing last much longer!  YOU can be a part of this Blessing too! Please consider giving one or more of these children the thing they lack most, TIME with their Dad! A Gift from God to them and their Dad…

God Bless you for considering sponsoring one or more of these children! You may make your tax deductible gift directly to Forgiven Ministry, PO Box 117 Taylorsville, NC 28681  (Memo: AMCI). Of course, if you prefer, you can contact Chaplain Jody Griffin at (828) 765-0229, ext. 253 or reach me on my cell phone at (919) 475-5089 and I will gladly meet you to receive your donation!

Check out Forgiven Ministry online at and on facebook for pictures, testimonies and more!


Jody Griffin is pastor of Central Baptist Church in Spruce Pine and Community Funded Chaplin at Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution.