Who We Are
Compassion Works Ministry was born of a condition of heart. As an "Ex-Offender" and new creation in Jesus Christ, CWM Founder Russ Luncsford utilizes his gift of artistry in service to God advocating forgiveness of "Ex-Offenders" with the same shameful past he himself has had that they may receive the very hope that is essential to them and their families for a changed life and brighter future.
Compassion Works is a "Forgiveness Advocacy" ministry. We understand as Christians we are yet sinners saved only by the sacrficial blood of our Savior Jesus Christ and are therefor obligated as such not to refuse others that very forgiveness which is vital to renewed hope and in turn essential to overcoming a shameful past and opportunities for life change possibilities(Mark 11:26 kjv, Matt 18:23-35).
Types Of Activity
Utilizing the gifted artistry of CWM founder Russ Luncsford attempts are made via various avenues and mediums to communicate the humanity of prisoners, ex-prisoners, and there families; the vitality of forgiveness in it's relation to hope and how hope is essential to the life changes necessary for a brighter, more beneficial future for not only the former offender but to community safety as well.
Eastern Iowa Conty Jails (individual visitations)
Our magazine (newsletter)During incarceration, CWM Artworks were publicized in many Christian and Prisoner Advocacy subscriptions, bulletins, and newsletters, (Rose Assembly Church, No Gray Ministries, "Fortune News" Magazine,"Behind The Wall" Newsletter ,"The Art of prison Survival", "Prison Artists and Their Work", and "Art for Justice" magazines. CWM Founder Russ Luncsford was honored as a featured artist at a Prisoner Art Showing in Washington D.C..
Please pray for the former sexual offenders and their loved ones as many struggle daily to overcome the stigmas of an unchangable past and to provide the most basic of needs (shelter/food) for theirselves and often families/that communities and legislators are informed of facts associated with sexual abuse and victimization enabeling former offenders to move forward in their efforts at reformed lives/safer more effective means are taken in protecting families and their children.