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 children, ages 12 and 10,  would forget her. I encouraged her to write them and share with them that she had come to know the Lord Jesus.  She did.

Later I suggested the following:

  1. Give the children a new promise from the Bible each week. Tell them you are claiming this verse and this promise for them this week.
  2.  Tell them you will be keeping a prayer journal, and you want them to let you know what their prayer needs are—because you are going to be praying for them daily.
  3.  Ask them to let you know when God answers your prayers. This will build their faith and yours, as you begin to see God moving in your lives.
  4. Remember to give thanks for your situation, showing God that you are trusting Him. Trusting God is what the Christian life is all about.

She did all the above. Her husband and children wrote frequently. It was not long before they had all given their lives to Jesus and were maturing in their faith.

Her husband joined a church and the children began attending the young people’s Bible study.   Most amazing:  Rosemary’s husband told her he believed God allowed all this to happen in order to strengthen their marriage and to bring their family to Jesus!

I was privileged to follow Rosemary on and off for two years, until her release. She completed 42 Bible studies during her stay. She led other inmates to Jesus, led small groups in prayer and was a model prisoner.

Question:  Have you ever visited someone in jail?  Could you?  Hebrews 13:3  says:  “Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”

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[This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:   http://www.godlife.com/gospel/  and  http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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8 Responses to Jesus Transforms Psychiatric Inmate

  1. Linda says:

    It’s really great to hear updates on those who choose to walk in faith and obedience to God’s Word. I rejoice with you that she was able to reach her family and others for Christ. A testimony that brings all of the the Glory and Honor to Jesus!

  2. Susan says:

    I love this story. We have a loved who is incarcerated. She knows the Lord. I am praying she will witness in jail as Rosemary did. God can change lives anywhere and everywhere.

  3. Jenna says:

    How true that the Christian life is all about trusting Him. I love that she decided to take your advice… to be humble and learn from someone who had been walking with God longer and how blessed she was as she made those simple, good choices. My son shared this verse with me yesterday “Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.” Psalms 84:12

    • Kathleen says:

      Thank you Jenna. I was glad she followed my suggestions as well. I believe that because I was the first person to present the gospel message to her, we shared a special bond.

  4. Frank King says:

    Great testimony. I love the practical advice you gave her. Rosemary’s experience is proof that no situation is hopeless, and God does know how to make all things work together for our good.

    • Kathleen says:

      Honestly, I believe the advice/instructions I gave her were from the Lord. He DOES know how to make all things work together for good…to those who love God and are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

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