Friday, May 25, 2012

Saturday in Prison

This past Saturday, four of us joined with 175 others and went to the prison units in Bonham, TX, for the Bill Glass Day of Champion at Bonham.

The four of us included:

Gary Anderson

John McManus

Greg Lindsey (on the right)
The morning was absolutely gorgeous with cool temperatures, a nice breeze and several inmates who came out to hear the band NameSake.

The morning crowd.

The afternoon saw even more inmates from the Choice Moore Unit come out to listen to the band and after the band finished were treated to the testimony of Jack Meeks who brought out the Number 18 Interstate Battery NASCAR car that won the Daytona 500.

Jack Meeks
After Jack's testimony, we had the opportunity to share the Gospel message with the inmates who came out.  During this time I personally had the opportunity to talk to an inmate from Russia who was Muslim.  I was polite in our discussion, but was able to hopefully plant a seed that someone else will be able to water.

Afternoon Sharing Time

A couple of the other inmates I was able to speak during the day included a member of the Aryan Nation, and a Roman Catholic.  Speaking with the Aryan Nation member was an interesting experience as I was able to show him exactly in the Bible where Heaven and Hell were not the same place but different places altogether as well as a couple of other misconceptions he held. 

So how did things go?  Well, we (all of us there) ministered to a total of almost 2,100 inmates and saw an incredible 642 life-changing decisions for Christ, with 263 of these being first-time decisions!  This surpassed all of the previous results of the Bonham events by a large margin!

The next event I will be going to will be the DFW Youth Day of Champions where we will have the opportunity to share the gospel to the youth, some as young as 12 who are locked up and away from their families.  Shoot me an email if you would like to join us!

Have a great rest of the day!


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