The Aftercare Ministry has helped me to apply the Word of God to my life.  It has changed my life for good.  I am not the same person that I was before I went to prison.”  —G.M.

C.L. arrived in Oneonta a defeated man who checked into the detox unit of the Hospital.  After his mind cleared a little he met someone who put him in touch with Ameen Aswad.  “Ameen invited me to a Sunday night support group of  men struggling with life controlling issues.  I knew that prayer and the Lord were my only salvation.  It is my firm prayer that more men come to the Lord when times get rough.  We all go through periods in our lives when there seems to be no real solution to our troubles, but human troubles are no match for a loving God who can make all things possible.”

“Your support is very much appreciated.  There are not a lot of people who support people who have been in the system the way you all do.   I know your assistance and support comes through faith, and I am so grateful to be a part of all of you.  For someone who has had a disreputable past, people like you give hope and love when it is needed most.”  —J.S. in talking about the in-house jail ministry as well as aftercare.