Inmate Letters…

Inmate encounter here at Mendo Jail – Four weeks ago, as I usually do each week, I was going to each and every cell and personally delivering my weekly “Virtual Chapel” message from God’s Word.  A young man, who just came in, rejected my hand-out because he said he was Jewish—his family was very orthodox.  I responded that I worship a Jewish Rabbi, and said if he wanted to he could contact me about this Rabbi, and I left him alone.  The next week I was delivering my messages again to each cell, and he said he would try one.  The very next day, he called me over to his cell when I was in his mod, and he began asking me questions about the Bible.  I equipped him with about seven more of my Virtual Chapels on the ministry of Jesus (this is the beauty of God’s plan for me to write down my messages… as often I only have a few minutes with an inmate, which is too little time to have a real dialogue—but enough time to determine their questions and needs).  This last week, I cannot go into the mod he is in without having a deep meaningful discussion.  He is on fire!  And, he told me that he has been sharing his new relationship with Jesus with his parents, uncles and aunts and other Jewish family friends—and he said they are actually listening!  Amazing how God works.  It took a young man in jail to reach into the orthodox community here locally.  Pray that God’s word will convict even more in these walls, as well as outside, of their need for the sacrifice, forgiveness, and Grace of Jesus.   Pastor Gerry

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