What a Joy and a Privilege it is to go behind the razor wire, play the game we love, softball, and talk about the one we love, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. July 12 – 16, 2023, we had another amazing opportunity to share the Gospel and shine the light of Jesus to inmates in four different Prisons.
Day 1: It was an awesome day at Polk Correctional Facility in Polk City, Florida. The administration and inmates were all fantastic. We spoke to at least 150 inmates, and Praise the Lord, fourteen men prayed to receive Christ. We played softball all day until 5 pm. The weather was hot and dry, with a slight breeze. A perfect day for playing Softball.
Day 2: God is so good. We had a great second day behind the razor wire, at Avon Park Correctional Facility, in Avon Park, Florida. The weather was fantastic, the softball was a lot of fun, and Jesus Christ was high and lifted up. We had an opportunity to share with around 200 inmates, and seven men prayed to receive Christ. Praise the Lord, Glory Hallelujah!!! We also had many opportunities to encourage fellow Believers. When the day was over, I had an inmate tell me, “I have been in prison for 20 years, and I have never experienced anything like I did today. This has been my best day.” Amen! That is what it is all about – being the hands and feet of God and being a blessing to every person we come in contact with.
Day 3: This day was simply amazing! The Assistant Warden met us, took our picture, told us that he was glad we were there to share the Gospel, and then he prayed that we would have a fruitful day. As soon as we got into the Prison, we went into a special Baptism Service. The Chapel was full of inmates. The praise band made up of inmates was playing and four inmates were baptized. Each one testified that they had accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. It was a Glory Hallelujah Service and the Spirit was moving. After the Service, we played softball and ministered for the rest of the day. We shared with 100 men, and five men prayed to receive Christ. Many seeds were planted, and we spent a lot of time encouraging brothers in Christ. It was truly a blessed day.
Day 4: Our final day Behind the razor wire. The weather was beautiful, the guards and administration were great, and we had a great time with the inmates. We were only there for half a day because we had a long drive home back to K-Town. Even though it was just a half day, the softball was great. We were encouraged as much by the inmates, as we were encouraging them. We got to share with fifty inmates and even though no one indicated that they prayed to receive Christ, many seeds were planted. We saw some old friends and made some new friends. One friend of ours, after many years in prison, will be getting out in November. He will get home in time to celebrate his birthday, his daughter’s birthday, Thanksgiving, and then, of course, Christmas, all with his family for the first time in many, many years. It was a great way to end our trip.Back to blog