CALDWELL, Ohio – 32 members incarcerated at the Noble Correctional Institution are getting the opportunity to perform a play for family members, friends and other inmates.
The Shining Light Ministries travel around the country prison to prison teaching inmates the routines and putting on the performances.
“We go into prisons and help people discover who they were created to be, and discover how they can work with others and developing their faith,” said Executive Director & Founder, Jeff Bohn.
Workshop Director Kelly Enck said “We believe that change begins with a belief that change is possible. So, the whole point of all of this is to get the men sort of a new vision for who they are created to be. See how they see themselves, how they see each other, how they see God and develop their faith.”
The approximately hour long performance consists of songs, dancing, speaking, and prayers being read. Noble Correctional Institution Warden, Tim Buchanan said this is a great opportunity for the men in the prison to find out who they are, and who they can become.
Buchanan said, “the outcome so far has been tremendous, the feedback from the men participating is remarkable. It has been a very positive experience. We are very fortunate and blessed to have these men and women come to our facility and train our guys.” Buchanan added, “the most important thing, it gives these guys is a sense of pride. It really helps them find out who they are and who they can become.”
“The Warden and Shining Light says they see a lot of benefits from the performances, and they go a long way in helping the inmates.”