– By Rusty Thomas
Praise Report from Prison
The venue may change when you rescue, but the ministry of the Gospel of the Kingdom never changes. As soon as we were booked into prison, evangelism commenced. There was a young man name Tony. He was a Cuban boxer that was pretty jacked. Though there was a little language barrier, we were able to minister the Gospel to him. He explained that 4 years ago his life took a turn for the worst and he was heading down a dark road. We called him to repentance and the acknowledgement of the truth for the salvation of his soul.
This was a crowded prison with guards and prisoners everywhere. Tony allowed us to lay hands on him and pray. As prayers went forth, God’s Holy Spirit and God’s love poured into Tony. The impact was overwhelming. He openly wept and sobbed in the presence of God leaving no doubt God was drawing Tony to Himself and revealing His great salvation.
Afterwards, there was a need to get water. Upon return, Tony was gone and a young men named Dexter called out to us asking if we were the church. We gave a resounding YES! Dexter is a meth head and the drug is savaging his soul. The drug was wearing off and he is dealing with the terrible consequences of inviting demonic influences in his life intent on his destruction.
We pointed out to Dexter older men who have lost their souls, shouting profanities and acting the fool and warned him, if he did not stop, repent, forsake his sin, this was his future, if he did not die first. it sobered him up pretty quick. We prayed for his salvation and deliverance. Though there was not outward manifestation of God’s salvation at work in his life, a powerful seed was sown. We pray God waters it and leads him to redemption.
From what I understand from the ladies, they ministered to a lady named Brittany who desperately needed help. All in all, it was an effectual time of prison ministry.
The next venue will consist of going before the civil magistrate in fulfillment of Matthew, “You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you” (Matthew 10:18-20).
Brethren we covet your prayers!