I recently received a letter from a prison inmate that I have corresponded with before. He and a few other inmates used to listen to Lead Them Home Radio airing in New England. This particular inmate – I will call him “Dan” – first contacted me to ask questions about SSA and to request materials on homosexuality. I printed and mailed a package of Lead Them Home blog posts and other Gospel writings.
Dan’s most recent letter reads: “I previously wrote you to ask if you could send material on homosexuality. The material we received was very enlightening. I was able to talk my then-boyfriend into reading along with some of the others who are gay. My former boyfriend accepted Christ with 56 others. The chaplain and I thought that as God leads you – could you send us additional material? I can share this new material with many of the gay men here. Thank you for your help.”
I just printed and will mail out tomorrow morning a package containing about 300 pages of Lead Them Home blog posts and Gospel writings – in addition to six books addressing sexual and relational brokenness and how Jesus can help. I also will include Henri Nouwen’s The Return of the Prodigal Son.
Please join me in praising God for the salvation of these 57 men – and praying that He will continue to work through Dan, the chaplains, and ministries serving inmate populations in and beyond New England. May many more prodigal sons return to our Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ. Amen…
Dan will likely serve the remainder of his days on this earth in prison – where he has been for many years. Yet Christ reached through cement walls and steel bars to save him, and now Jesus is using Dan to reach MANY others. In the Kingdom of Heaven, Dan’s life and service are of infinite value. Pray for him.
If you would like to send a note of encouragement to these inmates, simply email me and I will send off a group of notes to the inmates in mid-July. God bless.
Post Note: Elizabeth, this is a tribute to you and Pete! Your vision launched Lead Them Home radio…
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