In 2006 Larry and Hannah Overton fell in love with a little boy at their church. His name was Andrew. Andrew was a foster child that the Overtons felt a great desire to provide a home for and to "become his forever family." He would be their sixth child, an addition to their five biological children.
A few short months later tragedy struck and their world was turned upside down. Andrew went home to be with Jesus when he passed away from a rare medical condition called Hypernatremia. This condition caused very high, fatal levels of sodium in his body. This sorrowful tragedy was compounded when Larry and Hannah were accused and charged in Andrews death.
On September 7, 2007 Hannah was convicted of capital murder and sent to a maximum security prison for life without the possibility of parole for a crime she didn't commit. This would leave Larry at home to care for their other 5 children. During Hannah's time in prison God not only held her and her family in His hands but also used this trial in mighty ways. After seven years of imprisonment, Hannah was exonerated and all charges were dropped on April 8th, 2015. On May 10th, 2017, Hannah was declared actually innocent! During this span, many have come to the Lord and the ministry is continually growing.
Although Hannah is home with her family, Hebrews 13:3 reminds her to "remember those in prison as if you were there with them." She and her husband founded Syndeo Ministries, a non-profit organization focused on helping women who are incarcerated and transitioning out of prison.
For more information visit http://www.syndeoministries.com
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Hannah Conway is a Lifeway author, a speaker and a women's ministry director in her local church. To connect with Hannah visit http://www.hannahrconway.com or follow her on Social Media:
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