Please pray for Manny and Barbara.
I am very fortunate to have volunteer ministry partners who often visit prisons with me. Earlier this week, a team of guys went with me to Dixon Correctional, in Dixon, IL. Gary Reynolds is one of regular in-prison participants, and here’s his reaction to our time being with our inmate neighbors.
I hope you can come to RTO this week. You will be blessed and encouraged with the report about our visit to Angola from Chuck, Troy and Jon who were with Barbara and me. Come hear a great report. Details at www.RadicalTimeOut.info
Steve Chambers is driven with joyful passion, zeal, commitment and love for the incarcerated and their families. This is refreshing, contagious and unparalleled. Steve is the “real deal” and a very valuable member of our Radical Time Out Family. Hence, he loves those impacted by incarceration with the compelling love of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:14).
“Our Good Father surprised me again in how in His sovereignty He chose this team to go with me to Dixon Prison this past Wednesday as the theme of “Releasing and Unleashing” was clearly presented by all of our amazing team members when they had their opportunity to minister to the men, without them knowing that it was the theme from Hebrews 12:1-2 that I was to preach in our first revival service, aleluya”
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