Ernie Hollands Prison Outreach

Ernie Holland's book of his life story, "Captured To Be Free" was given to the prisons in Ukraine as well as to  prisons around the world. The book is the true life story of Ernie Hollands, how he fought verbal and physical abuse mixed with alcohol. Stealing became a way of life for him. Ernie's life was filled with robberies, jail, beatings and escapes. Ernie would spend a combined sentence of 25 years in different prisons across Canada and the U.S.A., because of theft, bank robberies, and 5 escapes from prison. He was sentenced to prison for an attempted murder of a police officer.

Master's in partnership with Ernie Hollands visited the prisons in Ukraine as Ukraine had a special place in Ernie's heart as he made several trips to prisons in Ukraine.  He was given opportunities to speak and hand out his book.  Many accepted Christ as their savior as a result of this. Ernie is no longer with us but his story lives on.  Although Ernie had a special burden for the prisoners in Ukraine, he also did for Russian prisoners and prisoners throughout the world as he travelled speaking to them..  It did not matter what country they were from or who they were Ernie s goal was to share his life story and how God had changed him and could change them.

(This project has been completed)