David and Kaye Trickett founded Christ’s Hope and Reconciliation Ministry with the vision to lead incarcerated men and women and their families to the only One who can make them truly free. It has been over 18 years since David placed his trust in Jesus and over 20 since I surrendered my heart and life to Him. Living once as enemies of the cross of Christ, we now have been reconciled to God through Christ’s shed blood on the Cross, and He has given to us the ministry of reconciliation: C.H.A.R.M.—Christ’s Hope and Reconciliation Ministry (2 Cor. 5:17-21).
David and I know full well the emptiness and hopelessness of life apart from Christ. It was while we were incarcerated that Jesus came to each of us, bringing His Truth and setting us free from the lies that had held us captive. David was still an inmate when God birthed in his heart the vision for this prison ministry. We are both now free to serve Him, for whom the Son sets free is free indeed (John\8:36). While I continue to co-labor with Christ on the home front—serving the needs of my family, the Church body, and the ladies in prison—David is busy doing the work to which the Lord has called him, ministering to the physical, emotional, mental, and, most importantly, spiritual needs of inmates and their families. Whether at home or inside the prison walls, our desire is to be used by God to bring the good news to the poor, comfort those who mourn, heal the brokenhearted, announce release for the captives, and proclaim freedom for the prisoners (Isa. 61:1). We believe that what the enemy meant for evil, God is now using for good to accomplish the saving of many lives (Gen. 50:19, 20). We are running the race marked out for us by Christ, who is our life.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God." (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)