Panama Update: One of Manny’s preaching opportunities in La Joya prison to hundreds of precious men!
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
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.