George is a grandfather to 4 boys, and their mother Liz says all the boys are very close to Grandpa.
“He was there for them from their birth and looked after them each weekend, taking them on adventure activities.”
They grew up enjoying his company and reveled in his presence at their parties, and giving gifts at Christmas. George went to prison. The boys did not really understand why their loving grandfather needed to be punished and separated from them.
Prison Fellowship enabled the family Christmas tradition to continue. That first Christmas the boys opened their parcels, saying “Who is this from?” Liz says their eyes lit up when she said “They are from Grandpa!” They were very excited. It was also a relief for Grandpa to know he could still give them a present. Family relationships were maintained, in spite of difficult times.