In 1981 when Louise Purvis organised the first meeting of Prison Fellowship in Scotland, she little knew what she was taking on.
As secretary and then co-ordinator of the work of visitation in 18 penal institutions, it became virtually a full-time job.
Taking probationers and remand prisoners into her home was a further example of a commitment which went beyond duty.
The work has grown since those small beginnings, with over 30 support groups and a full-time director.
Now you can read about the results of that work - stories of ex-inmates, prison visitors, warders and some "lifers." The common bond they have is that their lives have been touched by God. His power to to transform people is clearly seen in these personal and searching testimonies.