Friday, March 10th, 2017
EXCITING PRISON MINISTRY
Too many inmates in county jails and state and Federal prisons find themselves back in jail or prison within five years because they don’t know how to change their lives or are unwilling to do so. On February 10 of this year, I gave a presentation at the Wright County Jail to 31 inmates, both men and women, using the book I recently published called Arm in Arm with the Holy Spirit. The main point I made was that all they could do to stay out of jail was often not enough. They needed something else, and that something else was leaning on Jesus Christ and walking arm in arm with the Holy Spirit. At the end of the presentation, I handed out free copies of the book to everyone there.
Handing out free copies of this book was the key to getting into the prison (pun intended). They wouldn’t have let me in to talk about salvation and the power of the Holy Spirit, but that’s exactly what I did. The talk went so well that the program jailer suggested I bring it to other county jails and state prisons throughout Minnesota. On my way home, I discerned the Holy Spirit confirming what the jailer said…and so starts an exciting prison ministry for me.
On March 30, I will be making a similar presentation to Metro Hope Ministries in Minneapolis, a long-term residential alcohol and substance addiction recovery program. There will be up to 30 people attending. Most of those staying there have tasted jail. Sometime after that I’ll be going to the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault. The Lord is opening up doors for me through influencers and connectors.
The retail price of the books is $12.95, but I’m purchasing them at cost ($6.40/copy) and not taking even a dime of profit. The Buffalo Community Assembly of God church is partnering with this ministry so all donations are tax deductible and under their oversight. Four people (I was one) donated money for the 31 books at the Wright County Jail. Would you consider helping purchase 30 books for the Metro Hope talk: $6.40 buys one, $12.80 two, $32 five, and so on.
Please make checks out to
Buffalo Community Assembly of God and note at the bottom it is for Prison Ministry.
You can send the checks directly to the church at 206 2nd Ave NE, Buffalo, MN 55313 or to me to bring them over – Patrick Day, 1314 Grandview Circle, Buffalo, MN 55313. May God bless whatever you are able to do.