Category Archives: JAIL & COUNTY JUVENILE FACILITY

Bible study with inmates

Enemies in County Jail

One night I was doing Bible study with two men in county jail who were enemies. They were in the medical unit,  as one had a broken leg and the other diabetes. They lived four cells apart.  I’d spend time … Continue reading

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Prisoners in Lockdown

One evening at the jail I discovered the prisoners in the women’s unit were in lockdown because of disorderly conduct. Those wanting a Bible study would not be permitted out of their cells. So I asked the guard if I … Continue reading

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I Don’t Believe in Hell OR Satan

Jake was a 16-year-old in my Bible study at the juvenile hall. He said for weeks that he didn’t believe in hell or Satan, but he was with us on everything else. I told him that when it comes to … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse

One evening after Bible study at the jail, an inmate asked if she could talk with me privately. Judy told me her 15-year-old son had experienced repeated sexual abuse by the assistant manager of an establishment where teenagers frequent.  She named … Continue reading

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No Becomes YES!

Remember Jose, the 20-year-old who came to Christ at the county jail?  His cellmate was Stephen,  an angry young man. Every week I would talk with Jose through the small pass-through opening in his door. I could see Stephen quietly reading … Continue reading

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One-Year-Old Prisoner!

Jose was a prisoner with diabetes I visited nearly every week.  He was housed in the medical section of county jail and came to Christ at the age of 20.  I remember praying with him that day and afterward telling … Continue reading

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Teen: I’m Ready This Time!

I had some precious teenagers that night at the juvenile hall.  One 17-year-old said he remembered me from the last time he was incarcerated: “You asked me then if I wanted Christ in my life and I told you I … Continue reading

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Sleep Paralysis

I was doing Bible study with a prisoner who told me she often has sleep paralysis. When this occurs she feels she’s awake.  Her hearing is keen,  yet she cannot move any part of her body. She cannot even open … Continue reading

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Teenage Girls Incarcerated

Nine incarcerated teenage girls walked into Bible study cursing and acting obnoxious. I raised my voice,  “If you don’t want to be here, you may leave NOW!  Who wants to be excused?”  They quieted down. I avoided eye contact with … Continue reading

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Clean Up Your Language!

Often the incarcerated teens who come to Bible study will make a decision to follow Jesus. Yet they have a habit of cursing and want help in overcoming this habit.  Here is my message for them: It’s important to clean … Continue reading

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