Ministries of Restoration

Marilyn Mars 

"Activating the Promise of Restoration - Jer. 30:17"

Hopeful Re-Entry




Mission Statement


To give hope to those who has been previously incarcerated that there is still purpose to their life, by introducing them to resources, information and related agencies that could help them in their re-entry process. 


Vision Statement


Restoring individuals to purposeful alignment psychically, morally and spiritually.

After one has been in prison, it is the small things that one appreciates: being able to take a walk whenever one wants, going into a shop and buying a newspaper, speaking or choosing to remain silent. The simple act of being able to control one's person.


                                                                                   Nelson Mandela


Where is your identity?

WHO ARE YOU?


WHAT DEFINES YOU?


WHAT IS YOUR IDENTITY?


IDENTITY is defined as “the collective aspect of the set of characteristics by which a thing is definitively recognizable or known,” 


Where are you tempted to find your identity?


  • Many think about finding it in their job, are you only finding fulfillment in being successful              and working.
  • As you a pleasure seeker, thinking that the only way you can find your identity and                      fulfillment is by running behind things that bring you pleasure, even though you may suffer          pain along the way
  • Are you addicted to drugs, thinking that it will bring you pleasure 
  • Being in gangs, groups, and whatever else you identified with now or in the pass, trying to             look for your identity. 

The truth is my friend that you have tried many things, the gangs, the drugs, the crimes, sexual immoralities, friends, and many other things,  and still cannot find fulfillment in life and as for your identity you still do not know who you are. Well as of now I am about to clear up this misunderstanding that is within you about yourself.


Why you cannot find fulfillment in yourselves? Because you were created to reflect the glory of God and, since your main goal was trying to seek an identity outside of God and trying to bring glory to yourselves, you will never find lasting fulfillment apart from him.


God created you to have unique characteristics and purpose. You were created in his own image and likeness, created out of his own spirit.  However he designed you also to have a commonality of contentment with your lives through His will. You discover your true identity the more closely you are drawn to Him. 


A further definition of identity is “the quality or condition of being the same as something else.” In the case of your identity in God, your lives should indicate that we are the same as God. Your identity with God brings about a newness in your lives.


1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says: 

19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20  you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.


In your new identity in God, you are no longer slaves to sin (Romans 6:6), but you are reconciled to God (Romans 5:10). This new identity completely changes your relationship with God and your families, and your fellow men, just as it changes the way we see the world. Your new identity in God means you now have a relationship with God. and you can definitely benefit from his promises.  And this relationship gets even stronger than those you have established with your earthly families (Matthew 10:35–37). Instead of fearing God as judge, you have the great privilege of coming to Him as your Father. You can approach Him with confidence and ask of Him what you need (Hebrews 4:16). You can ask for His guidance and wisdom (James 1:5) and know that nothing will take you from Him (Romans 8:38–39). You also rest in His authority and respond to Him with trusting obedience, knowing that obedience is a key part of remaining close to Him (John 14:23).


You are now no longer citizens of the world, given over to the lusts of the world, but you are apart from it (2 Corinthians 6:14—7:1). You will understand that you are a part of a heavenly, God-ruled kingdom. Things of the earth no longer draw you (Colossians 3:2). You don’t fear or over-emphasize suffering on earth or the trials you face (Colossians 1:24; 1 Peter 3:14; 4:12–14), nor do you place importance on things the world values (1 Timothy 6:9–11). Even your bodies and your actions reflect that your minds are no longer conformed to the world (Romans 12:1–2) but are now used as instruments of righteousness to God (Romans 6:13). And your new kingdom perspective means you understand that your enemy is not the people around us, who you think you have to fight against or destroy, but the spiritual forces that had endeavor to keep you from knowing God (Ephesians 6:12).


So my beloved, today is the day of your salvation, if you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, sick of the crime, sick of the drugs, sick of your unfulfilled life, and today you have heard this word and is willing to make a change in your life, then make that change. As the prodigal child who returned to the father's home after he had spent all his time and energy on riotous living and had nothing left or no way to live, found the welcoming arms of his father when he returned home....you will too.


Your creator, is willing and waiting to reconcile you again unto himself, he is ready to restore you to a life of righteousness and fulfillment. For it is he that has granted you favor to come out of bondage, to freedom.....alive, whole and well. There were many who did not make it, so bless God. 


Should you be willing to come in alignment say this prayer:




“Dear God, Mighty Creator, Elohim,

I know I have done many wrong and has turned away from you, and today, as this moment I sincerely ask for your forgiveness. 

I believe you  are my creator, and that you love me, and has promised to never leave me nor forsake me. Guide my life and help me to do your will.  In your name, Amen.” 






I remain humbly in your service,


Minister Marilyn Mars





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