Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sedgwick County Jail

This is our 11th year in a row preaching revival at Bethany Revival Center and my 7th year preaching at the Sedgwick County Jail while we are here in revival. Preaching in the jail is always one of the highlights of our visit to Wichita.

Several of the church members here have volunteered at the county jail through the years. They really have a heart to minister to the inmates and God has used them to affect many lives. Bro. Charles Mitchell conducts some of the weekly chapel services and is faithful to invite me to take part.

This year I was invited to preach Tuesday morning and this morning. (Thursday) We had great services both days. The crowd was smaller than usual Tuesday but God really ministered in the altar and that is what matters any way.

Bro. Larry Landress is here today and Bro. Charles was able to get him cleared to go in with us. Bro. Larry has been ministering in jails and prisons for at least 30 years and he was a tremendous addition and blessing to the service today.

God used him mightily to preach to the inmates. As he told the testimony of the total transformation of a death row inmate several years ago we were literally on the edge of our seats. He definitely had everybody's attention.

He turned the service to me and the obvious thing to do was get those men in the altar as soon as possible. God moved in the lives of those men. The first man in the altar was dropping the biggest tears I have ever seen on the altar as soon as he knelt. Praise God for His help and grace.

Bro. and Sis. Landress plan to be with us in church tonight and we are looking forward to see what the Lord is going to do in the service. Each night has been good. Thank you for praying for us. God bless you all.


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