Entries by Joanna Mann

Peace in Prison

“Sometimes they mock her, but she knows what she has found and she stands firm.” Diandra* finds it hard to explain to her family why she has peace while living in prison. She has difficulty understanding it even for herself. Finding peace in prison is not what she would have ever expected. As course facilitators, […]

Major Surgery

Brendon entered the local juvenile detention centre on Good Friday to skate with young offenders. As a sponsored skateboarder and Prison Fellowship volunteer, Brendon asked Danny* if he is ready to go skating. “Can’t,” Danny said. He pulled his hands out of his hoodie pocket to reveal a bandaged hand.  “What happened?!” “Well, last night […]

Don’t Waste A Moment

As he walks off the plane, down the walkway, and into the terminal, Ian knows he is a long way from home. When he left Adelaide three hours ago, it was cold and rainy. He breathes in the air, heavy with heat, and makes his way out of the Darwin airport to his car. Ian […]