We have finished another year!! In April 2019 we will celebrate 22 years in the prison ministry. Praise the Lord. In the month of December, I preached in eight facilities and lead 26 inmates to the Lord. I also worked 118 hours in the Upper Midwest Bible Institute. We sent out 873 lessons and enrolled 38 new students. In 2018 we had many blessings and a few disappointments. I lost two full-time workers in 2018 but was able to move my schedule around to be able to do the jail and prison work.
The month of September was a busy month, I was able to work 138 hours in the Upper Midwest Bible Institute grading lessons and spending new lessons out. I preached in nine facilities and led 21 inmates to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus. I am so blessed to be able to preach to inmate’s right after being arrested and also I am often the one after sentencing to teach those same men & women when they arrive at their correctional facility.
This month was a busy month, I had all my Saturdays and Sundays booked up. Every weekday was busy in the Bible Institute office. I preach nine times in the prisons and worked 174 hours in the Bible Institute office.
We travel just 1,156 miles in the month of May, I was able to preach in nine facilities and had the privilege to lead 17 inmates to the Lord. I have seen John 14:26 come to life many times and again this month. I returned to a facility that I had preached in the week before and I hear things like “the Lord has been speaking to my heart” or “I can’t get that message out of my head” That’s the Holy Spirit!!
The Lord has blessed us with a really good month. I preached in eight prisons and led 24 inmates to the Lord. It’s been sweet to just be plain and simple with the Gospel and see how the Lord will do the work and do the saving. We had a really good mission’s conference at my home church this month and the faith promise was more than my pastor expected. I filled the pulpit of a good pastor friend that was recovering from surgery and it was a blessing to see the folks of Grace Baptist Church in Coleman, MI.
Since becoming a fulltime missionary back in 1997 I have offered to work for free to those that are in need. My thought is I am a full time missionary so, if I can be a blessing to someone in the building trade I want to help.