Wednesday, June 24 2020
That they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will. II Timothy 2:26
Upon my confession and repentance from my sins, I entered the chaplaincy program at the Tarrant County Jail and within two weeks I had my own cell block to preach in once a week on Tuesday nights.
Although I had only ministered in one jail in Sherman, Texas, with Manna Ministry we went to many prisons in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. The Tarrant County Jail consisted of the old and the new jail and held about 4000 people at any time. I began in the old jail right next to the urinals. It wasn't a very glamorous setting for a man who had preached to hundreds, to say the least, but to be back in God's good graces it was Heaven!
After a season in the old jail, they moved me out to a new jail housed in a warehouse called Greenbay on the north-side of town and it was wall to wall cells which you could see all the way through them to the other side. I was free to minister any time and had free reign to do almost anything, and it was wonderful to see and meet so many men who desperately needed Jesus! On Sundays, we met in the gym and preached to all who attended and many did.
Remember the prisoners as if chained with them, those who are mistreated, since you yourselves are in the body also. Hebrews 13:3
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin