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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!