A Mom to Prisoners: 72-Year-Old Makes a Difference in Texas Prisons

At 72 years old, Dorothy Henry has become a mother to hundreds. She travels to prisons around Texas as a Prison Fellowship® volunteer, sharing the Gospel through her testimony. Her nurturing heart and simple faith remind many of their mother or grandmother.

Dorothy has never been incarcerated, but she’s been in plenty of prisons. Her son, John, was incarcerated three times on drug-related offenses.

“John was a good kid,” she says. “He didn’t get mixed up with the wrong crowd—he just chose it himself.”

John spent 11 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. His second sentence started in 1996, and for the next 10 years, Dorothy spent many days and nights on her knees in prayer.

Read the rest of my article at Prison Fellowship’s blog

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