2021 | October

The photo you see here is from 2003. After starting Bridges To Life in 1998, I was both pleased and proud to be standing with the 1,000th graduate of our program. This was an exciting milestone for BTL, and one of great personal significance for me.

Fast forward 18 years and I am beyond proud to announce that we are now celebrating our 60,000th graduate of the BTL program! This number represents not only the men and women who have successfully completed the program, but also the contributions of over 3,100 faithful volunteers, BTL's dedicated staff, and the generous support of our many donors.

I am proud of every one of us.


John Sage, Founder & CEO
´╗┐There's still time to RSVP for this year's Vision Events!
While the Houston Luncheon has been postponed to Spring 2022,
we hope you and your guests will join us in Amarillo or Dallas/Fort Worth as we celebrate BTL's volunteers, graduates, and accomplishments.
Amarillo Vision Dinner
Thursday, October 28th, 6:00-8:00 PM
Trinity Fellowship Church
Tables start at $500
(Contact tac@bridgestolife.org for details)

Dallas/Fort Worth Vision Dinner
Saturday, November 13th, 6:30-8:30 PM
Sheraton Arlington Hotel
$700 per table
(Corporate sponsorships also available;
contact jim@bridgestolife.org for details)
You may know Jim Buffington as Bridges To Life's Chief Operating Officer, but what you may not know is that he is
also a crime victim. In fact, as is often the case with many of our volunteers, having the trauma of crime in his background is what first brought Jim to BTL as a volunteer in 2004.

Jim was recently interviewed by VoyageHouston magazine for their "Inspiring Conversations" series. You can read Jim's story here, and learn how he "journeyed a long road of pain and betrayal that would lead most to a life withdrawn and full of bitterness." Instead, Jim chose a path of healing and forgiveness. That, too, is the path of Bridges To Life.