Oh my, 2020 has definitely been a year of trauma & change…kind of like giving birth. That is exactly how we are choosing to look at this…Covid-19 brought us all the labor pains and now we are in the process of the actual delivery. The question being: what exactly are we giving birth to? The answer to that question is up to each and everyone of us individually, and collectively. Change is scary. It is the unknown. We humans are creatures of habit; we inherently fight change. But change is always necessary for any kind of growth.
This is exactly what we at APM are doing right now. Changing, growing, envisioning the future we want for ourselves and our loved ones. That includes all those behind the walls that we continue to serve and how we are able to do so.
APM has now broadened its reach behind the walls exponentially. We are now providing study materials and literature, along with educational DVDs, in every prison in Ohio, 3 in Montana, 1 in Indiana, 3 in Oregon, 3 in Washington as well as Arizona. Our correspondence courses are being received in well over 20 states nationally, along with the Federal prisons in at least 5. We are also launching a newsletter this month…two actually. One to go to all those behind the walls for free, and another the general public can subscribe to and receive a monthly video like the ones we send inside on DVD.
Thank you to everyone who continues to support our work. Without you, none of this would be possible. Please continue to do so, as our needs grow along with the expansion of our work. And above all…be kind to one another.
Rev Donna Donovan