Monday, July 06 2020
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. II Corinthians 5:17
After Cecil's death, our prison ministry began to open up with new opportunities coming our way. It was Christmas time again, a very hard time for inmates away from their families. The Boyd Unit was a minimum to medium-security prison that manufactured things for the state with about 3500 inmates.
Our prison team consisted of two Hispanic brothers, Tony and Adam and Me and Mary Ann, a formidable force to reckoned with, for sure! I am sure the devil just shook his head saying is this all you got? Well, I have seen more with less, just ask David about Goliath! Anyway, Adam was a former Latin King, a dangerous Hispanic gang and he murdered his best friend by stabbing him in the heart as he looked him in the eyes!
I have the bad habit of tagging people with nicknames and I named Adam, "Baby-san" and he called me "Papa-san!" When Adam was sentenced and sent to prison he was mean as a snake, so to calm him down and humble him they sent him to the hospice unit to serve men who were dying. This is where God broke him and saved him, setting him free and changing him into a new creation! The old Adam died and a new man, un-recognizable appeared as a lamb! We completed our mission and handed out a card and cookies to all 3500 inmates including "Ag-seg!" (Aggravated-segregation) It was a good day!
Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. II Corinthians 5:16
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin