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BrianHagler
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Joined: 2008/7/12
Posts: 10
North-West Iowa

 Jail Ministry

I work in a county jail and have for almost 15 years. One of the hardest things in a jail ministry is an inmate could be there 1 day and gone the next. Prison ministry at least guarantees a time frame. But we cannot limit the Holy Spirit. God can regenerate a heart in one bible study. I have found that being available to these men and women also helps. When they get out they need support. A local church, other men and women that can make them accountable and fellowship. In the church I attend, we had a recovery ministry for a number of years. I believe God used this to change the hearts of our people. It tendered hearts, helped our members with a judgmental spirit. I love to see a auditorium full of inmates I have got to know over the years. Long hair, tattoos makes for an interesting mix. As I always tell my co-workers, we are all a decision away from being in the same place, jail. They don't like to hear that.

 2010/3/8 19:18Profile
sojourner7
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Joined: 2007/6/27
Posts: 1573
Omaha, NE

 Re: Jail Ministry

All these men are in a place where they
understand justice; so they are seeking
to find mercy, hope, and a possible
second chance at a better future !!


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Martin G. Smith

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