Two prison ministries merge to better serve incarcerated women
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September 2017 – Prison Fellowship recently announced acquisition of Daughters of Destiny, a Florida-based organization with 800 volunteers in 26 states. Founded by Annie and Mel Goebel, Daughters of Destiny works in 289 correctional facilities, offering assistance to more than 20,000 women.

With 40 years of experience, Prison Fellowship is the nation’s largest outreach ministry to prisoners and their families. James Ackerman, president and CEO of Prison Fellowship, plans to incorporate some of the teaching and discipleship methods of Daughters of Destiny into Prison Fellowship’s current ministry approach, in hopes of introducing even more women to God’s transforming love.

“I am so thankful God is moving Daughters of Destiny to a larger platform by joining Prison Fellowship,” said Annie Goebel. “As a former prisoner, I believe inside every incarcerated woman is a little girl still believing lies about her dignity and self-worth. I am honored to represent her as Prison Fellowship and Daughters of Destiny bring hope and healing to many more incarcerated women and teen girls throughout the U.S.”, 7/6/17