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Evan 525-Witnessing Report 3
A church in my community has a prison ministry. The minister that oversees it is a close friend of mine. Her parents used to be members of my local church until their deaths, and so was she when she was younger. When she got married, she moved her membership to her husband’s church. I asked my pastor if some of my Sunday school class students and I could go with her inside the prison to help minister to them. With his permission, I called my friend and she was glad for us to join them that Thursday night. Everything happened so quickly, only three of my students were available to go with me and her team. When we arrived at the local prison, which was only twenty miles from our church, the officials greeted us at the door, we had to be searched before we entered a large room where the prisoners held church services. My close friend spoke briefly to all the prisoners that attended, then we were allowed to mingle among them as refreshments were being served. We used this opportunity to share the gospel individually.
The inmate that I spoke with said that he used to be saved when he was younger, but he had done a lot of bad things and he was not sure if God would take him back. I remembered the section in William Fay’s book, “Share Jesus Without Fear,” that explained about the watch (p-171). I asked him if he wanted to be sure his name was written in the Lamb’s Book of Life? He said “yes” he seemed eager to receive Jesus into his heart, so I used the “Share Jesus in Thirty Seconds” method, because we did not have a lot of time left. My friend had told us that we had only about one hour to do everything. After I had finished with all the questions, the man accepted Jesus into his heart and began to praise him openly, he was not ashamed, and some of the people joined in. I was surprised a little, but really happy to be a part of this experience, I really loved it, and just think, if it had not been for this assignment, I probably would never have asked my pastor for permission to even go there. One of my students said that the man she was ministering to got saved too. When we left, on the way home in the van, the excitement was overwhelming. Two of my students said they were afraid when they first got there, because they had never been involved in anything like this before. Being searched by the guards made them a little uncomfortable. Overall, this excursion was a great success and my student want to do it again as much as possible, and so do I. To God be all the glory, forever.
Fay, William and Linda Evans Shepherd. Share Jesus Without Fear. Nashville, Tennessee.
B & H Publishing Group. 1999.