Since 1986 Pastors Allan and Carole O’Soup, Founders and Directors of Almond Tree Ministries, have been involved consistently as volunteers in Prison Ministry. Since 1992 they have made regular visits to Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and Regina Correctional Centre located in Regina, Saskatchewan. They have ministered in prisons, with evangelist Monty Lewis, on many occasions while visiting in the Maritimes. Pastors Allan and Carole also partnered with Joyce Meyer Prison Ministry Team and ministered in the prisons in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. They know that God can change a life! They have witnessed the lasting transformation of many lives that, after release from prison, are still serving the Lord today!
Thankfulness for Partners in Gospel
by Chaplain Wes Dynna
As one of the sight-based Chaplains at Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, I welcome this opportunity to express my appreciation and gratitude to those who serve inmate populations, by extension, with us Chaplains. Pastor Allan & Carole O’Soup, and those like Chuck Armstrong and others who accompany them from time to time, are choice and wonderful examples of dedication, faithfulness, anointed ministry and passion to those incarcerated. Inquiries by the prisoners of myself are regular as to when the O’Soups are going to be at Chapel Service next! And attendance and attention of the men is consistent proof that their presence is anticipated, planned for and welcomed. Their seasoned ministry of speaking and singing (Carole!), mixed with candor, grace, humor and spiritual fatherhood / motherhood personas, engages, enriches and impacts the lives of “the least of these brothers.” In esteem and honor of this precious couple, I echo the words of the Apostle Paul in saying, “I thank God every time I remember you . . . I always pray with joy because of your
partnership in the gospel.” (Philippians 1:3-5)
Not everyone is “called” to do prison ministry but you may have a passion to “help” those who are “called”. Prayers and financial support could be your “help” in sending Pastors Allan and Carole to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to souls that are lost, lonely, discouraged and void of hope. Please partner with Almond Tree Ministries today and make a difference for a life in eternity!