14 February 2012

Prison Ministry ~ by Vicky Bentley

Last week Chaplain Abdrahaman Tia, a graduate of class eight who has remained here at the base on staff, re-opened our prison ministry. He shared with Gifti Mura, our Rabuna Fi women's ministry leader, and she organized a group of ladies from our Bible study to attend also. Every Wednesday and Friday at 7:00am a small team is going to encourage these forgotten prisoners.

Tia told me that the men said, "It's only the Christians who remember us. Many of us have not seen family, colleagues, or friends since we were imprisoned. We are alive but dead. Please pray for us. We are suffering from many pains - physically and emotionally, but especially spiritually." The team prayed and God immediately strengthened those who were sick, giving a miraculous healing, and helped them to find courage in Jesus.

Gifti brought t-shirts for them and they were so excited they took their shirts off immediately and put on the new ones with great big smiles...such a small thing brought such big joy!

Please pray that God will save each of these men. We will update more as we can and try to get photos if the prison guard will allow it. For today, here is the team that went this morning (from left to right: Tia, Betty, Joyce, and Kumi).

 Then the King will say to those on his right,
“Come, you who are blessed by my Father,
inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.
For I was hungry, and you fed Me. I was thirsty, and you gave Me a drink.
I was a stranger, and you invited Me into your home.
I was naked, and you gave Me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for Me.
I was in prison, and you visited Me.”

Then these righteous ones will reply,
“Lord, when did we ever see You hungry and feed You?
Or thirsty and give You something to drink?...
When did we ever see You sick or in prison and visit You?”

And the King will say, “I tell you the truth,
when you did it to one of the least of these My brothers and sisters,
you were doing it to Me!"
Matthew 25:34-40

Keith Greene used to say, “The only difference between the sheep and the goats was what they did and didn’t do!”  Which group will you be told to join?


JuRita said...

thank you Vicki for sharing such a simple truth!! we send our love and prayers, The Buckout Family

Salt said...

Praying for you guys...this is such an open door to share Jesus' love with arms wide open...

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