Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Evangelism in the public jail

"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. "
Ephesians 2:10

Yesterday our team of evangelization was visiting a jail of our city, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ in the female ward of that institution.

It's sad to see how the devil destroys entire families through criminality. There were some young women, some mothers, and still some grandmothers , deprived of their social life and their families. We do not ignore that they are all there for a fair reason, as a result of their mistakes, but they are souls in great pain and distress, created in the image and resemblance of God, but living a life without hope and peace.

In that brief moment we were there, sixteen souls surrendered to Jesus Christ and confirmed their faith in Him. The love of God, faith, hope; the light of the world came there. Instead of discussing and criticizing the situation of prisons and jails, rather than reading the criminal section of our newspapers, the church's role is to go to where they are groaning and hungry for the presence of God.

Besides being aware of the news, it lies in our hands to make the news, and transform the world around us by the power of the Holy Spirit of God, even though one person at a time. Cry out to God for an awakening in your spirit, cry out to him for revival, and rejoice in being willing to do the good works that He has called us to do. His Joy is our strength.

Stay in the peace of Jesus Christ!
Saulo Oliveira Santos.

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