You do well to seek counsel and that shows you have a humble, teachable spirit,... The Lord can work with that:)
And it looks like you’ve received allot of really good and godly advice already 🙏🏻
Being a person who came to faith in Christ while in a foreign prison, the prison chaplain who ministered the gospel to me will always hold a special place in my heart. He revealed to me the goodness and favor of God:)
His name was Peter Vanderbol, and he was a large Dutchman who was a very humble and very effective servant of God, bringing many to faith in Christ and saw a massive transformation in the culture of the prison he was serving in, bringing glory to God - so don’t underestimate what God wants to, and will do with and thru those whom obey Him.
Be certain about what you believe and be honest about what you’re still figuring out.
Know that your faith will be tested.
Know that God will use you in every way you let Him, but remember it’s not about you.
Having said that, prisoners love stories- so sharing personal testimonies whereby Gods mercy can be magnified and believed will carry the gospel into the hearts of those whom are ready.
Also easy to read, remember, reference materials that help to practically apply Gods word will also be of help.
In many cases this is like a children’s class (spiritually speaking) and it may help you to view it as a group of untrained children,... much like a 5th grade class complete with bullies and nerds-
Also it may help you to note that the main thing a prisoner is concerned with is getting out of prison.... most don’t think too far beyond that so understanding where their focus is may help you to meet them where they’re at.
Will def lift you in prayer dear brother and hope to hear updates in the future:)
Oh and most certainly:
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.