Patrick Day

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Friday, January 12th, 2018

A TEST FOR TYLER Last week Tyler called me with the bad news that the motor on the car he had bought a couple months back had seized up and would never run again. A total loss. He calmly said, “You know, Pat, this is the kind of setback that would have driven me to […]

Friday, December 1st, 2017

TYLER GIVES BACK Tyler called me yesterday morning with the news that he’s been asked to help out the Metro Hope Center in Minneapolis, the rehab facility where he lived for 14 months. The staff member who was a counselor on call for the Friday and Saturday and sometimes Sunday night shifts left for some […]

Friday, November 24th, 2017

THE HOLY SPIRIT STRIKES AGAIN Last Tuesday, I visited Kennis  in the Wright County Jail. I wrote a blog about him on November 11. He’s the one who said he’d rather go to Adult and Teen Challenge for 13 months than go free with no strings attached. He knows he needs a solid foundation of […]

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

TYLER PITCHES FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT TEAM I received a call yesterday from Tyler, the ex-inmate I’m mentoring. He was as excited as excited could be. I’ll let him tell the story. I reconnected with a guy named Dillon who I’d been good friends with in grade school until I started doing drugs and he […]

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

THE HOLY SPIRIT WENT TO JAIL TODAY The Holy Spirit shoved me out the door early this afternoon and hauled me off to jail to visit with two inmates. I say it that way because that’s out of the comfort zone for my natural self. If you would have told me two years ago that […]

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

PUTTING GOD TO THE TEST Tyler is the young man I’m mentoring who met the real Jesus a year and a half ago and is now drug free, has a good job, and has matured in his Christian faith. He’s the most passionate Christ follower of the inmates I have been blessed to be associated […]

Friday, October 6th, 2017

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY The Good: Kennis is one of the inmates I’m mentoring at the county jail. He’s a surrendered soul who’s waiting to get into Adult and Teen Challenge. I’m going to visit him today and am looking forward to it. Pray for him. The Bad: Another inmate I’m mentoring, […]

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

NOT SURRENDERED AND SURRENDERED I have posted before about a 28 year old man, Joe, whom I have been mentoring. He’s the one who called me Ridiculous Pat because I told him God couldn’t help him until he surrendered his life to His governance. Joe claimed he was a Christian, and I accepted his testimony […]

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

OFF TO JAIL I gave three presentations at the Stearns County Jail, September 13. and handed out 59 copies of Arm in Arm with the Holy Spirit. There were two groups of men and one group of women. Also in attendance were five Gideon men and women that the program director invited, for which I was grateful. […]

Friday, September 8th, 2017

TYLER GRADUATES The ex-inmate I’m mentoring, Tyler, graduated last night from his 14-month program at the New Hope Center in South Minneapolis. I was there and proudly watched as he received his diploma and gave his testimony to a roomful of attendees. I’m even more proud of the stalwart Christian he has become. Tyler has […]