Tuesday, July 07 2020
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. I Timothy 2:3
One of the greatest harvests is the prison system where there are tens of thousands of murderers, rapists, armed robbers, pedophiles, and serial killers! My kind of folks! Crazy you say? Maybe, but Jesus said to go to the least of these! I did and it was the greatest blessing of my life! Finally, a captive audience!
Felix, another one of Mary Ann's cousins from her hometown came out of a bar one night when he was a young man and the police began to chase him to arrest him for a DWI. Felix ran home and went in and the cop followed him into his home and Felix shot him dead! Felix was sentenced to death and sent to the Wynne Unit in Huntsville, Texas. It wasn't long after his arrival that Felix gave his life to Jesus and his death sentence was commuted to alife where he has resided for the past fifty years.
Years ago I visited Felix and he was involved in the chaplaincy program there in the Wynne Unit, one of the oldest penitentiaries in Texas that opened in 1883. Felix was a changed man, a new creation in Christ and it is a shame that he has not been able to parole out in all these years, but praise God he knows the One who holds the key! If you have never been involved in prison or jail ministry you are missing a great blessing and if the Lord leads, please, by all means, go and you will be changed forever!
For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all to be testified in due time. I Timothy 2:5,6
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin