Report from Menard Correctional – Freedom God’s Way
A report from the “Freedom God’s Way” ministry this past weekend at Menard Correctional Center by Ben Evangelista:
Menard Correctional Center & Freedom God’s Way causes God’s broken ones to come to Him just like Myron did who is serving a 45 year sentence for murder. Only about 1 percent of the 4000 inmates were allowed to join us for 3 days in this desperately dark place…but by the grace of God these men will go back to their cell houses and serve as God’s ambassadors.
Just like Myron was doing when in front of all the other inmates, the many officers who roamed the room and the officer with the rifle in the tower, he stood up and stated out loud to everyone: “I renounce my gang affiliation, I drop my colors, you may now call me by my real name, Myron. I am no longer the loose cannon”…because, as Myron put it, Jesus says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”, 2 Cor 12:8. Praise God for Myron and for all the men who were allowed to come, who shared the Lord’s supper.
Pray that each man goes deep in relationship with Christ and PUSH (Pray Until Something Happens), developing a shameless, radical prayer life, Luke 11:8. Pray that our team is able to return with greater consistently, that the Lord adds more inmates as the administration and officers see how “corrections is done correctly”. In Jesus name, Amen