Category Archives: JAIL & COUNTY JUVENILE FACILITY

Bible study with inmates

Nobody Wants Bible Study Tonight?

One evening I walked into the day room at the juvenile hall and discovered that none of the guys had requested Bible study that night. Not even one! So I walked among the minors and asked them myself.  It was … Continue reading

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Teen With Death Wish Finds Jesus

Jimmy,  a 17 y.o. incarcerated youth, said he was never before interested in God or the Bible.  “Tonight something happened. I was playing basketball and I heard the call for Bible study.  It was strange, but I felt as if … Continue reading

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An Inmate Gets Released

I used to visit Dan,  a young man at the county jail who had suicidal tendencies. We would study the Bible and pray together and soon he had given his life to Jesus Christ. The changes were real.  He had genuine … Continue reading

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Incarcerated Teen Sharing Jesus

One evening at the facility for incarcerated teens,  a new boy walked into my Bible study. He was carrying papers and explained they were from a Bible study he’d been doing. I recognized the papers as those I had written myself and … Continue reading

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Blessed be Your Name

I walked into the day room at the juvenile facility for incarcerated youth. The deputy saw me and made the announcement for Bible study.  A group of guys headed for the classroom, leaving a new guy, Brett, sitting alone on the sofa. … Continue reading

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A 15-Year-Old Wants Jesus

I was leading a Bible study for incarcerated teens when I noticed a boy sitting alone two tables away. He was looking the other direction, but his ear was toward me. After awhile he moved to a closer table, still … Continue reading

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Suicide Watch

I still remember as a volunteer, the first time I was assigned to Suicide Watch at the county jail.  SW is where inmates are held the first 72 hours after their arrest. Many are hung-over from drugs/alcohol and are often … Continue reading

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