A letter from prison.
Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink. And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ Prison Ministry. It is something that I have done for many years and I know some of you have also. As you visit with the prisoners you see how difficult it is to have faith in a place that can be very dark. But we know that Jesus is the light and He gets rid of the darkness. It is exciting to see how Jesus transforms lives. Lives that once were lost
but now are found.
There is a person that I have been visiting for several years and it is exciting to see the ministry that he has in this very dark place. The spiritual warfare is very intense so prayers and continued support are very essential.
Recently I gave him a small amount of money from advent conspiracy to see how he could bless people in the name of Jesus. Here is what he wrote—
“As easy as it is to see what the enemy is constantly up to, it is getting much easier for me to see what our Father is doing as well. He is the Living God and is always working, even when we may think that He is not. As you know, I don’t take for granted the opportunity He has given me to serve Him and to witness the transforming power of His Gospel in the lives of so many lost souls who have never experienced anything remotely close to the eternal love of our Savior. The Bible study that I’ve mentioned to you has been an awesome experience. It’s been going strong since January and the Lord has really put His hand upon it from the beginning. Don’t forget that these men sought me out to teach them and insisted that we meet three times a week. It has become an official program and is on the monthly calendar as “Bible
Class”. The spiritual growth I see in the men is amazing and they do a lot of memorizing of scripture. Please continue to pray for us as the attacks keep coming as they learn to put on the whole armor of God. I believe this Bible study came about because of the love you, Evermore Community Church, showed us during the holiday season. The gift that you gave us through the Advent Conspiracy Fund was truly a blessing that could only be orchestrated by the Great Creator who became our Savior. We give Him all the glory and honor. We were able to identify ten of the most financially challenged men in here. Men who had no support from anyone.
We presented each one of them with scripture to read, prayed with them and then gave them a large bag of groceries and hygiene items. We also fed over 40 other men with holiday snacks on both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. I believe the most important part of all of this was that the Gospel of God’s love was advanced and the Christian testimony was strengthened, not only to unbelievers but also amongst the few brothers who participated in arranging and carrying it out. We all felt so blessed to be able to witness and participate in God’s wonderful work, especially here in such a dark place."
Praise be to God.
On June 3 Phil and Beth Miller will be presenting a ministry that they are involved in to the prisoners at Indian River Correctional Facility in Massillon. People who are interested in doing prison ministry will have an opportunity to sign up and go and see what it is like. They can discern if this is a call that God is putting on their life.
When you do it unto the least of these you do it unto me, signed, Jesus.