Tetelestai is the Greek translation of the last words Jesus spoke on the cross when he said, "it is FINISHED." John 19:30
Tetelestai House is a caring house for women coming out of the local jail system who want to make a change in their lives but have no place to go to after leaving jail to accomplish this.
What We Do
We seek to provide a safe, drug free, violence free environment.Women will be taught life skills. They will spend each day in the Word, learning about Jesus, who Jesus is, and how His principles are to be applied to their individual lives. The women will be involved classes on life skills, GED preparation class, and job-readiness skills.
Our Director: Tracy Lindsey
Tracy Lindsey, was a local drug addict of 16 years. Her life of drugs and crime resulted in a 3 year sentence in prison at the Arkansas Department of Corrections. While in prison, Tracy turned her life over to Christ. Now, Tracy is speaking in jails, presenting the good news of Jesus Christ, helping to change lives.
A docudrama about the women of the House...Tetelestai House Filmed and Produced by The Mansion Film Productions Branson, Missouri.
From a Jailhouse to a Mansion
Moving stories from women of the House...Tetelestai House... that will break your heart and at the same time give hope to those who are trapped in a lifestyle of drug addiction and crime. You, your family members, friends or neighbors could be like one of these women who had given up without hope. Learn about the One who loves them and who wants to unleash His powers of forgiveness and deliverance from the chains that hold so many captive. There IS HOPE! It is possible to break free! The women of Tetelestai House are testimony to that power. See what can happen when redeemed members of the Christian community come around these broken and rejected souls with acceptance, love and support. Hear them proclaim in their own words that the old lives of addiction are over. It is finished! Old things are passed away and all things have become new!
"From a Jailhouse to a Mansion" is a docudrama produced by The Mansion Film Productions in partnership with Tetelestai House for the purpose of educating others about the devastating results of drug abuse, the hope and restoration that can be found in Jesus Christ, and the support of a loving Christian community that are here to stay. Those that have experienced this powerful life-change are also "here to tell and here to stay"... here to tell their personal stories and here to remain a support base for others coming into the House. The production of this video will make it much easier for Tracy to get the word out by being a convenient tool in assisting churches and community organizations in bringing awareness and financial, material, and volunteer partnerships with this ministry. It is within the safe and loving environment that women can get back on their feet away from the drug culture and bad influences that landed them in jail in the first place. It is at Tetelestai House that they are instead welcomed with love and acceptance, where basic needs are met and training and discipleship are a part of their daily regimen. Of course, hearing about the God who loves them and who has provided a way out of their destructive lifestyles through the cleansing and redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the cross is the key to their success and entry back to family restoration and a productive life.
As one of several board members of Tetelestai House, I ask you to please pray for us and the effectiveness of this video. Pray that it would not only bring growing awareness of the ministry of Tetelestai House but that it would also result in reaching many who are sick and tired of being sick and tired, caught in the never-ending cycle of drug abuse and incarceration. When "From a Jailhouse to a Mansion" is released, consider purchasing a copy to show in your home, church or community. We would love to have you partner with us in being change-agents in our broken world. It is so exciting to witness women who have gone from having reached the bottom in a jail cell to reach heights of hope of a mansion that is being prepared for them by a true friend who loves them and proved it by dying for them, Jesus Christ.
Denny Johnson dennyj.com
When Jesus said, "it is finished"- "tetelestai", He was saying that everything that could possibly be done to pay for our sin debt, has been done. He did it all. If we come to Christ, our past no longer matters; we are now "a new creation."
We have found that many women coming out of our jail system, are going back into the same environment which caused them to make poor choices; the consequences of which was jail. Unfortunately, many become repeat offenders, making those same mistakes, and return to jail. When one woman was seen back in jail after being released less than one week earlier, she was asked, "Why are you back? You were so looking forward to getting out." Her reply was, "Well, when I got home my dad met me at the door with a crack pipe."
This is a huge problem in our area. When people are wanting to get help, get clean from drugs, and stop their life of crime, we MUST do what we can to help them find another way of life- which we believe to be founded in Jesus Christ.
We are a non-profit, 501(c)3 public charity.
We are a Christ based organization seeking to provide these women with tools and skills to start their life anew and become productive members of society. There will be daily Bible studies, classes on life skills, GED preparation class, and job-readiness skills.
We are grateful to The Mansion Film Productions for the professional job they did on this docudrama, "From a Jailhouse to a Mansion".
Here To Tell. Here To Stay.
The financial needs are great at Tetelestai House. Can you help?
Tetelestai House is a 501(c)(3) organization that is
overseen by a local board of directors.
If you need more information, please contact:
Tracy Lindsey, Director
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