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Feb 27

Posted: April 4, 2016 in I show up . . . God does the rest

 

I was in the word, prayed with and baptized three of the most joyful men that you have ever seen tonight.  I love my Job.

Feb 19

Posted: April 4, 2016 in I show up . . . God does the rest

 

I picked up and inmate that was released from jail this morning.  He was one happy man with a small bag of possessions.  I noticed his well-worn King James version Bible that I gave him about six months before that he specifically asked for.  We ate breakfast at the Golden Corral and had some time in prayer and the word before I took him to the Bus Station so he could go home to San Diego to be with wife and kids.  Prayers please.

 

I took a pizza to a released inmate’s home for dinner.  He is locked down to his home after work with a transponder on his ankle. The parole board makes it hard on these men.  But he is seeking the Lord always as he did in prison. He is doing awesome with a job, car, and a place to live. The model released inmate.  He is an exception.  Please pray for him and other released inmates that they will continue to walk with victory in Jesus.

Feb 3

Posted: April 4, 2016 in I show up . . . God does the rest

 

I responded to an inmate request to see a minister at the jail.  The deputy brought him into the program room and introduced myself and opened in prayer.  I asked him how he was doing and he remained silent.  I asked how his relationship with God was and he just stared at me.  I asked how his prayer life was and still no response.  I said I can imagine how hard it is being alone here and we don’t have to talk we can just sit together, I’m here for you.  After about 15 minutes with a few short one sentence prayers I read a chapter in Psalms.  Afterwards I closed in prayer thanking God for the time we shared and said to him that I enjoyed being with him and told him I would come see him again.  I acknowledged the Deputy that we were done and the inmate was taken silently back to his cell. I believe God did work in this young man’s life today.

 

I had lunch with a released inmate.  We got into the word and prayed some.  He has a lot of challenges in probation, they don’t make it easy.  He has been to church and is eagerly looking for a job and is excited about his new life.  Prayers please.

Jan 6 

Posted: March 23, 2016 in I show up . . . God does the rest

I Called out an inmate that I have been working with for almost a year.   Many months ago I prayed with him to receive Christ and baptized him.  The Deputy said he has been released.   It’s a happy and sad feeling.  I’ll miss him.  He is in my prayers.  Maybe he will give me a call sometime.

Dec 24

Posted: March 23, 2016 in I show up . . . God does the rest

In all 104 inmates took communion and 19 prayed to receive Christ  while exposing two new brothers from the outside to the ministry.   I love my job!

Dec 18

Posted: March 23, 2016 in I show up . . . God does the rest

Had another communion service with new ministers.  Three inmates received Christ.  Then we talked to three inmates individually and prayed with one of them to receive Christ.  God is so good!

Dec 16

Posted: March 23, 2016 in I show up . . . God does the rest

Had two communion services with new ministers.  Nine inmate received Christ tonight.  Praise God!

Dec 14

Posted: March 23, 2016 in I show up . . . God does the rest

Having communion services at the jail for the next ten days.  I was approved to bring in two new ministers that are coming into the jail for the first time.  They are excited about jail and prison ministry.  Praise God.