Gina Hanna and her husband Derk founded Beauty for Ashes Ministry in 2009. Their vision was to drastically reduce recidivism in prisons across the United States by providing a biblically based Christ-centered program that focuses on healing past wounds and rebuilding on God’s word. Her vision for the ministry came from her own personal struggle with drug addiction which led to her incarceration in 1998. Through her journey to true freedom and healing, she discovered her life’s mission and now uses her story to help and encourage others. Beauty for Ashes provides programming in prisons in Missouri and Kansas as well as operates a residential recovery center for women in Troy, MO, Shielded by Faith Recovery. You can support the recovery center by shopping at their thrift store, Beauty for Ashes Restore, located at 631 Main St., Troy, MO.
In this week’s episode, Ryan Pfendler and Jill Devine sat down with Gina to discuss prison ministry and why it’s so important for us to support the work she’s doing in the prisons.
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