We will never know this side of heaven how the Holy Spirit will use our seed-planting to bring multiple harvests resulting in countless lives touched by the Good News of Jesus!
We are often asked why we choose to do prison ministry. Charles T. Studd, missionary to formerly unreached people in Asia and Africa, said it best:
There are so many creative ways to minister and work in the harvest fields! God can and will send out anyone to be His voice, hands, and feet!
I Praise Him
I Praise Him!
In the middle of despair, I lost all hope
Prayer was a foreign language I could not understand nor comprehend
Redemption hid itself from my understanding
Addictions dominated my past and determined my future
Inside me a black hole sucked up all light, love and faith
Suicidal thoughts, means and devices disabled my days and stole my nights
Endless cycles of guilt, shame, regret, inadequacy and depression imprisoned me
Heaven intervened through God’s grace, love and mercy
I finally realized I must forgive myself to accept forgiveness from Him
My remaining days will be a testimony to the life, hope and salvation found in Christ
I praise Him!
By: Stephen Canup