MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – Christmas came early for a group of children in Murfreesboro Saturday.
They received donated gifts through a program called The Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Program.
It allowed inmates in Middle Tennessee to visit with family members and give gifts. They were taken to New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro for Saturday’s event.
Pastor John Sturgeon says the mission of the program is to give hope to children with incarcerated parents.
“The reason why we do this is because I want to give hope. That’s the message of Christmas, hope for these kids and say, ‘Hey, there is a better life. Mom and dad may be incarcerated but you have a better life, you can make a better choice,’” explained Pastor Sturgeon.
In all, 2,500 gifts were given to the children.