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Ecc 7:29 Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
SWAT TEAM IS BACK ON THE AIR
PRISON MINISTRY (THE FINAL HARVEST FIELD)
I am so very sorry to keep many of you in suspense as to the outcome of our new prison ministry. My last report solicited your prayers as we faced a meeting to determine our qualifications and what group we might minister to and when. Well, the meeting included those religious groups already established in that prison and they quickly re-established their desired times and groups. Since we were the new guys on the block we were offered what was left. Our lot was to draw the worst (bad boys) section of the prison and at the worst time for us and our men. But, that's OK; these guys need the Lord too.
See Photo SR141.01 Since we are disallowed to take any pictures inside the prison this is what this medium security prison housing 600+ inmates looks like from the street.
Once all the details were worked out we designed posters and handbills announcing our new ministry. We attached them to John/Romans in Romanian and stapled a "Get-out-of-hell-free" card to the front. These were very attractive and we were in hopes and prayers that we would have many, no some, really, at least one show up. Their attendance is strictly voluntary and would cut into their cherished free time. Praise the Lord we were allowed to put these into the hands of 120 bad boys.
Because of the smallness of the available room we were only allowed 10 maximum to attend. The first meeting we had 9 in attendance and 3 made it quite evident that they wanted to receive the Lord on that day. All of our church men that could possibly come did come and all 5 of us rejoiced greatly. We have had four meetings with like attendance and several men getting saved at every meeting. This has got to be the last harvest field before the coming of the Lord.
I don't know of other missionaries ministering inside Romanian prisons and the "ministries" we met with certainly had little or nothing to offer to alleviate their spiritual afflictions. Our men feel greatly honored to be given this opportunity to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ to these needy men. See photo SR141.02 Since we could not take a camera inside, Cornel, our resident artist made a drawing of the group from memory which is quite accurate to my memory. Yours Truly is holding the Bible and preaching.
SHEPHERDS WATCHING THEIR FLOCKS
OUR CHILDREN'S HOME MINISTRY
VISITORS FROM HOLLAND
SUTEKS IN ROMANIA
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