Patrick Day


Friday, August 28th, 2015


Raphael calls me from prison once a week, sometimes twice. He has a new cellmate who is in for murder and is otherwise a very bad person who becomes agitated at the least little thing, like someone going the bathroom. Raphael is locked up with him 23 hours a day.

The bleakness of his circumstances, and they really are bleak from my experiences visiting, will continue on for eight years. That’s the time you started first grade and finished eighth grade. Do you remember how long that seemed?

And yet, amidst it all, Raphael has faith and a love for Jesus not dependent on circumstances. When you say your prayers today, say a prayer for Raphael. And say a prayer for all the Christians in jail throughout the world, many of whom are there because they are Christians.

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