Today I prayed with several women who wouldn't get to raise their own children. One mom in particular asked for prayer for her two boys and little girl who are now in the foster care system, with people she doesn't know. She cried as we prayed and gave the care of them over to Jesus and asking him to be their guardian since their mom no longer could. She was empowered and found peace knowing that even though she had to be away from them to fix herself, she could still effectively pray for them and God will move in mighty ways on their behalf.
The women I met today were broken. They were hurting and empty. They were in desperate need of help. When I looked at them I saw lost faces that were just searching for an answer. A hope.
We ministered a message of redemption, love and freedom and their faces lit up. True freedom is found in Christ, I don't care if you live in prison or the fanciest house on the planet. Those women soaked up every word into their thirsty souls. Jesus is the well that never runs dry! Many of them left with a new excitement after learning that the promises in the Word are for them too, even in prison. Where sin has run in their lives, his grace runs deeper.
I got a new understanding of what Jesus meant when he said the harvest is plenty but the laborers are few. We were completely outnumbered by those women. There is just not enough time. Each one of them need and desperately want discipleship, yet it isn't available to them.
Then He said to them, "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." Luke 10:2
We need more laborers. While it is not possible for every single person to go minister in prison, there are still ways to get involved. My book, Rise Above is designed for discipleship and teaching people how to walk in their authority in Christ to overcome any situation and accomplish all God has for them, no matter the circumstance. Our goal is to get a copy into each hand that wants one.
I wish you all could be there to experience the overwhelming gratitude they showed us, the tears streaming down their faces, their new excitement and their new found hope. If you would like to help us spread the good news then consider a partnership with this ministry. Each inmate is $10 so just click the "donate" button on the right then select the "recurring" option. This allows us to cover our costs and purchase the books for them, as the prison does not provide any funding for this sort of thing.
Please be in agreement with us that God will provide everything we need to saturate the inside of those prison walls with the message of FREEDOM in Jesus!