Four days of Prison Ministry – Day 1

day1As soon as the concert was finished, we packed all the equipment and headed across the street to another facility. We were scheduled to do another concert at 6:00pm that night, so had no time for supper. It holds over 2,000 men, who have been convicted of everything from murder to rape, and on down the list; there are some really bad men there. When the doors opened that night, the first inmate I saw was one I had prayed with the year before.

He had come to me with a letter that said his sentence was changed from 14 years to 30 years in 2011, and asked me if I would pray with him to have the Lord intervene for him because it was an internal mistake, so I did. The first thing I asked him was, “How did the Lord answer your prayer”? At first he seemed confused, then he remembered, and was very surprised that I remembered. He said with a big smile on his face, “I only have three years left on my sentence”. How is that for an answer to prayer? It is always a blessing for me when I pray for someone and later I hear the results. Thank you Jesus.

That night, we had a great concert with lots a testimonies with praise and worship, although you could feel bondage in the chapel. The inmates were not letting go the way they did in the last prison. Even with all this, at least 12 men answered the call of salvation at the end of the concert.

That night we had to stay late and pack all the equipment so we could move it out into the yard the next morning, where we were scheduled to do two concerts the next day, one at 9:00am until 11:00am, and another from 1:00pm until 3:00pm, which meant we had to be back at 7:30 am to set up.

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