Updated: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:45 pm EST
Hours after Ohio prison officials called off the execution of Alva Campbell Jr., due to being unable to locate a suitable vein for the lethal injection, Governor John Kasich has announced that Alva has been given a new execution date of June 5, 2019.
Updated: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:45 am EST
Ohio prison officials have announced that the execution of Alva Campbell Jr., has been called off after they were unable to locate a suitable vein for the lethal injection. Attempts were made on both arms and legs. His execution has been delayed indefinitely. Alva is the second inmate in Ohio's recent history to have his execution called off due to being unable to find a suitable vein. Romell Broom's execution was called of in 2009, for the same the reason. In March 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Ohio could attempt to execute Romell again. Therefore, it stands to reason, that Ohio could also again attempt to execute Alva.
Updated: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:28 am EST
It has been announced that there will be a slight delay in the execution of Alva Campbell. Staff is taking their time locating a vein to place the IV.
Updated: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:52 am EST
The Supreme Court of the United States has refused to halt the execution of Alva Campbell, Jr. Previously, the governor had denied clemency. Alva will be allowed to lie on a special, wedge shaped pillow during the execution to assist with his breathing.
Updated: Monday, November 13, 2017 10:24 am EST
Alva E. Campbell, Jr. is scheduled to be executed at 10 am EST, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Mansfield, Ohio. Sixty-nine-year-old Alva is convicted of murdering of 18-year-old Charles Dials, while attempting to flee from police custody on April 2, 1997. Alva has spent the last 17 years on Ohio's death row.
Alva alleges he was raised in an “abusive, loveless, amore, and unstable environment,” along with his five siblings. His parents drank excessively, especially on the weekends, which led to violent physical and verbal altercations. His father encouraged him to steal, offering praise when he did so without getting caught. His father was eventually arrested, however his mother was not any better of a parent and he rarely attended school. At the age of 11, he was removed from his mother’s care. Alva did not have a stable environment, often fleeing from wherever he was placed. He was also placed in multiple juvenile detention centers for a variety of crimes.
At the age of 19, Alva Campbell was first sent to prison for shooting, with intent to kill, a state trooper. He was released in 1971. In 1972, Campbell was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. He was paroled 20 years later. Approximately five years later, in 1997, Campbell was again arrested, this time for charges of aggravated robbery.
On April 2, 1977, Campbell, who was confined to a wheelchair after feigning paralysis, was being driven by Deputy Sheriff Tersa Harrison to his arraignment. As she was attempting to help Campbell out of the vehicle, he assaulted her, stealing her pistol and fleeing the scene.
Updated: Monday, November 13, 2017 11:23 am EST
Scott Raymond Dozier was scheduled to be executed at 8 pm PST, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at the Ely State Prison in Ely, Nevada. His execution has been stayed. Forty-six-year-old Scott is convicted of the murder of 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller on April 18, 2002, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scott has spent the last nine years on Nevada’s death row.
Scott's execution has been stayed after Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti ordered that the paralytic drug be removed from the execution protocol. The judge fears that this drug would leave Scott aware of everything that was going on, but unable to react or show that he is in pain. Judge Togliatti agreed with expert testimony that the paralytic drug should not be necessary if the sedative is effective. Scott has repeatedly informed the judge that he wished to be executed, regardless of any pain he may experience. The judge's order is being appealed to the Nevada Supreme Court.
In 2001, Scott Dozier was a methamphetamine dealer. Dozier came to believe that 27-year-old Jasen Green was going to expose his operation. Dozier shot Jasen and chopped his body into pieces before burying him in an Arizona.
In April of 2002, Dozier was in need of money and convinced an associate, 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller to come to Las Vegas, with cash, for a large purchase of ephedrine, a key ingredient in the making of methamphetamine. Dozier and Miller met on April 18, 2002, inside a motel on the Las Vegas Strip. Miller also brought along a suitcase containing $12,000 in cash.
Upon arrival, Dozier killed Miller before cutting his body into pieces and disposing of them. Dozier then went on a spending spree. One year later, Miller’s torso, chopped in two, was found by a maintenance worker. His head, arms, and legs were never recovered.
Dozier was arrested on June 25, 2002, in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2005, Dozier was sentenced to 22 years in prison for the murder of Jasen Green. In October of 2007, Dozier was sentenced to death in Nevada for the robbery and murder of Jeremiah Miller.
The month of November, among other things, is Non-Profit Organization Appreciation Month. Non-Profit Organizations play a vital role in the daily lives and overall wellbeing of our nation and the world.
Although you may not realize it Non-Profit Organizations touch everyone's, including yours, life. Non-profits engage in innumerable activities. Non-Profit organizations feed, shelter and cloth those unable to provide for themselves: long and short term. Others provide medical care for those unable to afford it. Some non-profit organizations engage in medical research seeking cures for currently incurable disease. Many seek to influence the way the world is viewed and how people interact with one another. The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries falls into the later category of non-profit organization. The list of what non-profit organizations do is limitless and surely not exhausted here.
The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries has a passion for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone, everywhere. Our mission is to support and encourage those who have acknowledged Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. For those who have never encountered Jesus Christ our desire is to introduce you too Him through the Gospels and a study of His word, the Holy Bible. Jesus teaches us that He is the way, the truth, and the life for all who come to Him with an open mind and a sincere heart. Our mission as a non-profit is to change the world for the better one person at a time through helping all come to Jesus Christ. We share our passion through our website: http://www.theforgivenessfoundation.org. Our website allows us to reach the world without leaving our office. Praise the Lord!
The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries has a burden. The burden is sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with every man and woman on death row in the United States of America. We do this by corresponding with death row inmates about anything they chose with the inmate knowing we will be sharing the Gospel with every letter.
As Christians the Bible instructs about our duty to care for all God's creation:
"When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, nor shall you gather the gleaning of your harvest. You shall not strip your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and alien: I am the Lord your God." (NRSV, Leviticus 19: 9-10) (The Hungry)
"And the crowds asked [John the Baptist], "What then should we do? In reply he said to them, "whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise." (NRSV, Luke 3:10-11) (Clothing and Food)
"But whoever has the world's goods, and beholds his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in Him?" (NAS, 1 John 3:17) (All Needs)
"I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and came to me. ... And the KIng [Jesus] will answer them, "truly, I say to you, as you did to the one of the least of my brothers, you did it to me.”" (ESV, Matthew 25:36, 40) (All done to help mankind is done unto Jesus Christ Himself)
"And he [Jesus] said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole of creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”" (ESV, Mark 16:15-16) (Share the Gospel)
What is your passion? If you share the same passion and burden The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries has I encourage you to pray for us and assist us in our ministry through your financial support.
You can make a gift online by clicking on the donate button situated on the left side of your computer screen. If you prefer to mail your gift you may make your check payable to: The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries, P. O Box 25113, Washington D. C. 2027. We appreciate your support! (Your gift is tax deductible - The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.)
Don't be lukewarm! Unleash your passion and let your love for Jesus Christ grow.
All non-profit organizations share one common characteristic: Their leaders, workers, and supporters are dedicated to and are enthusiastic about the cause the non-profit organization is pursuing. What is your passion? There is a non-profit organization in the United States that shares your passion! We encourage you to take the month of November, Non-Profit Organization Appreciation Month, to connect with a non-profit organization and pursue your passion.
Did Abraham always know he was going to father a nation? Did David always know he was going to be king? Did Jonah always know he was going to be a prophet for the Lord? Did Esther know that her being queen was going to save the Jews from extinction? God had plans for each of their lives - and yours! Like Abraham, David, Jonah, Esther, we may not know the plans the Lord has for us, but He has one!
In the Old Testament, God spoke to reveal His word and His plans to His chosen. How does God speak to us today? From the scriptures! We can only learn to hear Him through study of His word! Let us help you in your study! Every year, we at The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries, invite you to participate in our “52 Week Bible Reading Plan” (available here). By using this plan, you will, within one year, have completely read through the entire Bible! No matter if this is your first time - or one-hundredth time! - reading through the Bible, a daily study is the only way to hear God’s word!
Diligent study of God’s word does not end upon reading the Bible. As with any subject of study, once you have grasped the basics, you dig deeper and increase your learning! In addition to a brief commentary on each day’s reading, we also provide focus verses for each day. After reading the through the day’s passages, go back and re-read the focus verses. Contemplate on the questions asked. What questions does the text pose for you? Check back to our website, www.theforgivenessfoundation.org, for each day’s reading. If you miss a day, past commentary can be found under our “Scriptures” tab.
Additional, we provide a weekly verse or verses for study. Consider this passage each day as well. Pray, meditate, and reflect each day on the weekly verse or verses.
Our 2017 plan began on January 1, 2017, but it is never too late to join! The Bible is not a book to be read once, but a book to be read again and again (and again and again) - learning something new and gaining deeper understanding each time it is read! Join in our Bible study at any time and discover God’s plan for you!
Updated: November 16, 2017
Please pray for these men and women. Pray for salvation if unsaved, peace if saved, and that the innocent shall be revealed before they are executed. "The Lord is slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." (2 Peter 3:9 ESV).
Due to ongoing legal challenges, Ohio has rescheduled multiple executions, multiple times. Beginning with 2018, this list contains only current Ohio executions. Click here for more information about Ohio's legal challenges.
What does receiving a personal letter mean to you? How does it make you feel? When we look at a return address and realize that the letter is from a friend, we feel loved. We cannot wait cherish every word in the message held inside! In today’s fast-paced world, letter writing is quickly becoming a thing of the past, yet for some, the men and women on death row, it is the only way they can communicate with the world. Since March 8, 2005, The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries has strived to give the over 3,000 men and women on death row the same feeling that you have when you receive a letter; loved. Our letters carry more than just the love of every member of The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries’ team, which include the individuals (like you!) who help finance the letter writing ministry. Our letters also, and more importantly, carry the love of Jesus Christ! In each letter, we share how much Jesus loves them. He has already paid the debt of their sin, the debt of the murders for which they are convicted. We share with them that Jesus has freely paid that price, and that they are forgiven! They must only accept Jesus Christ’s forgiveness, making Him Lord of their lives! The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries works toward honoring the “Great Commission,” with our mail ministry to the men and women on death row. View our donations page to discover how you can help The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries minister to the men and women on death row.
Only through a relationship with Jesus Christ can anyone hope to separate themselves from the power of sin in this world. Through Him, all things are made new. For a complete listing of readings, please download our Bible Study.