Sept. Newsletter

Posted: October 3, 2015 in Newsletters

Hello Church family,                                                                                                                 Sept.  2015

It has been a period of new beginnings in the correctional department for us.  We started ministering in two new prison areas, Rogelio Sanchez Prison in Texas and the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in New Mexico.  Both in the high security lock down areas which has brought us about 150 new men to minister to. It’s kept me busy let me tell you. We also have been ministering to four released inmates, they are doing well, it has been an answer to our prayer “what happens next” to these men. To see how God has been moving in our ministry, check out the new posts on the blog.

I received an emergency visit call at 10pm from the El Paso Downtown Jail, the Deputy said the inmate was sad and needed to speak to someone, I asked if he suicidal and he said yes.  I said I would be there in 30 minutes.  I arrived and met the inmate. he was a seasoned convict that was tired of always going back to prison. He was hysterically in tears, saying he hated himself,  his life and just wanted to be with his children.  I prayed with him a few times during our visit and listened lovingly, which sometimes is the most important part.  We were in the word and I tried to encourage him but he just wouldn’t calm down.  I confirmed his decision to receive Christ and he confessed his sins and trusted that God would cleanse him from all unrighteousness.  We talked about God’s perfect plan for his life and his position in the body of Christ.  After an hour he may have appeared slightly calmer on the outside.  The Lord put on my heart to leave him a Bible bookmarked at Psalms.  I told him to read it out loud prayerfully and that the enemy will leave him alone and allow him to sleep, and that I would be back in the morning to see him. I asked if he wanted to hurt himself and he said no.  We closed in prayer, I stood up and said I’ll see you in the morning and he said okay and thanked me, I said thank God.  He was still in tears but I still felt it was time for me to go.

As I left the building to walk to my truck on the streets of  downtown El Paso at almost midnight  (which is not the safest place in the world) I thought its ok, God is with me, and it’s ok, God is with that inmate.  I saw him the next morning and he looked like a new man,  I thought, God is still in the business of doing miracles.  I’m so thankful for God’s faithfulness.

Thank you church family for your prayers and support that allows Lenny to work full time in this vast mission field.  We thank God for you in our prayers and may God bless you!

Serving Christ with you,

Lenny and Saranda Beck.

Saranda’s Prayer Corner                                                    Be still and know that I am God Psalm 49:10

 Our loving gracious Heavenly Father, thank you for being all that we need to calm our thoughts in our darkest hour, allowing us to find comfort in your word as You speak to us.  Your word tells us in Psalm 30:5 ‘For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.’ Thank you Lord for this inmate that found comfort in your word and found joy in the morning, to you be the Glory forever and ever in Jesus Name Amen

  1. My name is Charles Bell I am an ex-inmate almost 30 years pass and I am going through lay ministers classes now plus I’m a truck driver but I wanted to know how I can be involved in this ministry, I believe God has gifted me with a testimony that may be of ediyfication to others who have been cought up in the system…. Please let me know how I can be helpful..

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