Menard Correctional Report
Menard Correctional Report from this past weekend.
Our visit to Menard Correctional in downstate Illinois was historical. We began “Freedom, God’s Way” seminar with unprecedented access into the West House Cell Block where 4 men were killed last month! Outside visitors just don’t make it to this part of the prison.
We sensed the answer to your prayers as we experienced Christ’s presence and saw before our eyes that revival was birthed inside the walls of this notorious prison. During our Saturday presentation, the men from the West House surrendered, were equipped with scripture, and were charged with “Freeing Truth”! After we had communion we heard many of these hardened criminals give their redemptive testimonies. Then, we commissioned them to go and love like Jesus loves and make disciples (Matthew 28:16-20) and to conquer like Joshua. Aleluya!
We had a very rewarding final day during this visit, as I commissioned most men in the gym who received Christ’s love. They stood to their fee and made a commitment to love their additional 4000 fellow inmate neighbors and 850 officers just as Christ did. These men used to kill, destroy, do evil and hate other humans! But Jesus transforms the worst of us into lovers of people.
This weekend was a powerful demonstration of Christ helping us to “Build Bridges and Restore Hope.” Thank you for your support and prayers.