Shawnee and Vienna Correctional Facilities Report

Freedom God's Way report June 24

Manny, Wendy and Tom ministered directly to inmates at Vienna and Shawnee Correctional Facilities – this is their report


The Apostle Paul wrote in I Cor. 16:9: “For a great and effective door has been opened for me and there are many adversaries”. That exact real tension of seeing God open a great and effective door with real opposition is what Tom and Wendy Horton and I experienced in our “Freedom God’s Way” ministry these last few days inside the Vienna and Shawnee Correctional Centers in Southern Illinois. However, we saw and heard the testimonies of many men who experienced the total transformation of the Power of the Truth of The Gospel that was clearly proclaimed, lived and applied.

Many men were converted to Christ; others were brought back and healed from oppression, depression and discouragement. Many men also testified publicly about the unity and love we all experienced in our days together, especially when we experienced “Communion together over the Lord’s Supper” with the opportunity to come clean with God our Father and with each other publicly that lead many to genuine repentance. The Hortons and I were humbled by how the Grace of God was applied by the Holy Spirit in the lives of many of these precious men, who were built up and uplifted in Christ Jesus. They told us that they cannot wait for us to come back because their lives were changed for good for God’s glory.

We invited these men to join our Radical Time Out fellowship on Thursdays at College Church and “Koinonia” Fellowship on Wednesdays at Willow Creek, South Barrington, starting, September 4th where they will network with possible employers, mentors and God’s people to place a “fence of love” around them.

We left them with enough practical Truth so they can fan the flame of the Holy Spirit to see the Church in Vienna and Shawnee grow in the Grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!

We want to thank our investors, prayer warriors and supporters for sending us into the gold mines of Vienna and Shawnee Correctional Center with the greatest and most Glorious message of the Gospel, aleluya!!!


4 responses

  1. Mike Joyce

    Manny you and your growing team do great work!! Please keep it up.

    Mike Joyce

    June 24, 2013 at 4:16 pm

  2. eddie wells

    This is totally AWESOME. I am so thankful that God over 18 years ago used the powerful ministry of Koinonia House to impact my life and continues to do the same in so many others life. Keep feeding God’s children the food that is soooo desperately are starving for. The TRUTH.
    God bless.
    Your very own….Eddie Wells.

    June 24, 2013 at 5:23 pm

  3. Rich Rosales

    This is exactly what they need! To many souls lost behind bars. These men and women need to hear that there is hope when they get out by the way of God’s grace! I cannot express enough the importance of this.

    June 24, 2013 at 8:32 pm

  4. I have a Prison Ministry in the state of South Carolina with women’s detention centers. I just put up my first blog and I am not sure I yet know what I am doing but God is working miracles in our services in Aiken South Carolina. We had one atheist that gave her heart to Jesus Christ when just a few weeks ago she was asking WHO IS GOD ANYWAY? She said she could not sleep for voices coming to her. We anointed her with oil and prayed the prayer of faith over her in JESUS’ NAME and she was freed. We went back last week and she said she had been sleeping all night and was smiling and all the other inmates said she had done a complete turn-around. THAT’S WHAT MY GOD CAN DO!!!!!!
    WIN (Women In Need Prison Ministry)

    June 25, 2013 at 11:36 pm

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