OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
During the slightly more than 2000 years since the birth of Jesus, Christianity has inspired an enormous literature of theology, commentary, history, and interpretation. But despite that, its essential message is clear and quite brief, and its primary sacraments are few and simple.
Christians believe in an infinite, all-powerful Creator God (sometimes called Jehovah, which is simply another pronunciation of Yahweh). We also believe that God sent his son, Jesus Christ, into the world to atone for human sins through his death, thus providing everyone with the option to be saved - to enjoy eternal life.
Participation in the sacraments are a natural result of a personal declaration of faith, these being the most significant: baptism and Holy Communion (also known as the Eucharist or the Lord's Supper). Church membership coinciding with formal instruction is favored in developing the spiritual life of the believer and the daily disciplines of Bible reading, prayer, and confession of sin are necessary to sustain every Christian.
We support A Peaceful Habitation because of the progressive approach that allows women the opportunity to take responsibility for their lives based on strong Christian values. APH promotes empowerment and helps build more confident and victorious women in a compassionate and caring environment.
Helen Carr, Deputy Director Female Offender Services
NM Adult Prisons Division