Category Archives: JAIL & COUNTY JUVENILE FACILITY

Bible study with inmates

Teen: I’m Ready This Time!

Another memory from my years doing prison ministry: 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 … Continue reading

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No Becomes YES!

Another precious memory from jail ministry: 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. … Continue reading

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One-Year-Old Prisoner!

Another precious memory from my years doing jail ministry: 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 … Continue reading

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Alone With 18 Male Prisoners

A memorable experience from my years doing jail ministry: When it comes to incarcerated adults, I believe women should mentor women and men should mentor men. One day that changed for me. The chaplain was short of male facilitators and … Continue reading

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Teen Deported to Mexico – to Become Missionary?

*Another precious memory from my years in prison ministry. Thomas is 17-years-old and incarcerated. Because of his criminal background he’s to be deported to Mexico.  He came to the U.S. when he was six months old—this is his home. His … Continue reading

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Hiccups Cured!

A special memory from my years doing jail ministry: One night at the juvenile facility, an incarcerated girl in my Bible study had the hiccups. I excused her to get a drink of water. Then she told me she’d had … Continue reading

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I’m Bad – God Doesn’t Want Me

A precious memory from my years doing youth-prison ministry: I am still rejoicing over 17-year-old Rosemary, a precious new friend.  She was incarcerated for six weeks and refused to come to Bible study during that time. Why?  She said she … Continue reading

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Crossroad Prison Ministries

I remember the first time I read Hebrews 13:3:  “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them.” I wondered, “How can I do that?  I don’t even know anyone in prison.”  Then I learned about a … Continue reading

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The Third Commandment

The Third Commandment tells us not to take the Lord’s name in vain. People can dishonor God by their actions—doing something in the name of God with wrong motives.  But I believe this commandment is speaking specifically to the way … Continue reading

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The First Two Commandments

I used to work with incarcerated youth.  The first time I’d meet with them, I’d explain the gospel message, beginning with the Bible’s teaching that we are all sinners in need of a Savior—and there is only One.  But sometimes … Continue reading

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