Category Archives: PRAYER WORKS

A Teen Gang in The Little Red Schoolhouse

Unfortunately, this year, due to Covid 19,  our community will not host a county fair.   But here is an unforgettable memory from volunteering in the past: * * * I was enjoying my shift at the county fair’s Little … Continue reading

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Does Prayer Work?

My friend Crystal sent out an urgent prayer request via email. Her adult son is afflicted with severe tinnitus—ringing in the ears.  He is not a follower of Jesus. John’s tinnitus began three years ago, but at this time it’s so … 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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Praying With a Muslim

We accompanied our Muslim friends to an afternoon event. When it was 4 PM Ameena said it was time for prayer.  She wanted to excuse herself to another location to pray. There were other Muslims attending, so Ameena mentioned to … Continue reading

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Frustration and Endearment

As an online missionary for Global Media Outreach, I have been discipling Maria, for two years.  She’s 21 and lives in Southeast Asia.  Maria is a great source of frustration to me–but also a source of endearment. Maria emails often–too … 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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Thanksgiving Leader

My favorite definition of a leader is this:  One who sees a need and does something about it. My friend Candace is not your typical leader. She is quiet and somewhat timid. But she recognized a need, was sensitive to … Continue reading

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Keep Praying! Let’s See What God Does!

That day there were only two of us working the Bible table at the beach.  Josh is a tall, muscular young man, with a deep love for Christ. We had just finished praying for a man who had asked for … Continue reading

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Christian Persecution

What is it exactly? Christian persecution is hostility experienced as a result of one’s identification as a follower of Jesus. Beatings, physical torture, isolation, rape, severe punishment, imprisonment, slavery, discrimination in education and employment, and even death are examples of … Continue reading

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Jesus Transforms Psychiatric Inmate

Remember Rosemary from the medical unit at the jail?  Her psychiatric symptoms diminished shortly after she surrendered her life to Jesus.  She was then transferred to a regular unit. During her first few weeks in jail she was concerned her … Continue reading

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