Report from Vienna Correctional:
“Over 80 men made peace with Our Father Friday! Scores of others learned to pray Radically today at prison revival! Grand finale tomorrow!”
Dear Radical Prayer friends: Please pray radically for our “Freedom God’s Way” Revival inside Pinckneyville Correctional Center this weekend (where most men are in their prison cells 18 hours per day with very restrictive movement) as The Hortons and I go in determined and compelled to proclaim Christ crucified and resurrected with the Glorious Hope of Jesus Christ, so hundreds of men will experience “Permanent Freedom in Jesus alone, God our Father’s ONLY Way, NOT their Way”, aleluya. I Corinthians 1:18-2:6. So, they will meet their Heavenly Father radically and get to know the Father the same way Jesus knows the Father to Pray and Love as Jesus does, aleluya. That is indeed Radical Biblical Discipleship, aleluya.
Here is the objective: To be Like Christ so they can pray and Love Like Christ.
Report from Manny:
“Many of the men at Lawrence and Robinson gave public testimony that their hearts became awakened and their spirits rebooted to the Truth and Grace of the Proclaimed Gospel, as they learned to trust in our Good Father ALONE through Jesus Christ and in the Power of the Spirit, Psalm 125. The Chaplain at Lawrence gave testimony that our “Freedom God’s Way” revival was the best seminar/retreat he has ever seen in prison for the greater Hallowing of our Father, aleluya.”
Our in-prison ministry team had an outstanding 2-day visit to Logan Correctional, a woman’s prison in Lincoln, IL. Here are “report” comments from Manny, and Tom and Wendy.
The KHNM team experienced a God moment today. They met Joseph, a former K House resident, inside Pontiac Correctional who was speaking at the same re-entry summit where Manny and the team were speaking. Joseph is on parole but told the inmates he never forgot the lessons from living at the Koinonia House. This wasn’t planned and God arranged it. There was a meaningful “re-connection” between Joseph and Manny, and it resulted in great impact on the inmates attending.
The FREEDOM GOD’S WAY team spent three days with about 75 inmates who enthusiastically and radically learned the cost of following Jesus. We learned how to “pray radically to love radically” and to how to hallow the name of our Good Good Father. We were all challenged to think deeply concerning the truths of God’s Word. Together we passionately worshiped the Lord and sang praises to our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Freedom God’s Way is a beautiful gathering of like-minded followers of Jesus celebrating our Father’s love for His children and desiring to know and serve Him more freely and sacrificially.
“One of the highlights of our “Freedom God’s Way” weekend in Vandalia Prison, apart from the Practical Biblical teaching and preaching, was when my super-duper friend and partner Tom Horton showed on Friday evening the extraordinary video of Willow Creek’s extremely well organized and clear demonstration of their all-out tangible and visible love for ALL inmates in Illinois prisons and jails through their Christmas Package gift. All of last week’s services at Willow were 100% dedicated to bring biblical awareness that people in prison and jail are our neighbors, Luke 10:27; Hebrews 13:3, including Pastor Bill Hybel’s message. Then seeing the gift packages delivered to ALL the Vandalia inmates on Saturday and then the inmates bringing them to us to see – it was very encouraging. Aleluya!”
Note: Here’s the link to the video Manny mentioned abov e: