Last night was the first night of the prison crusade here in Abbeville, South Carolina. The service went very well, God's prescence was there and He moved on the hearts of men. Daddy preached, then gave an altar call; three men went forward to commit their lives to Christ for the very first time. Several others came forward for re-commitment, and yet some more just for prayer. It was exciting to see Him work. Praise His name!
As I sang and watched the prisoners through out the service, I couldn't help but think that they looked so clean cut. Meeting them on the street I never would've guessed that they were worthy of the punishment of being locked up. Yet it is only by God's grace that I am where I am. If it wasn't for that grace, I could be the one in prison needing ministered too. Why was I born into a godly family instead of a broken home like so many of these men? Why did I come to the saving knowledge of Him at a young age instead of stumbling through life? I don't know why. I am so underserving. I praise His name that He put me in the family He did, to be nutured and taught His ways -- and that now I can go into these prisons to share with these men about the God and Saviour I love who has done so much for me. God hasn't placed me in the family He has merely to know His ways and be knowledgeable of Him, but that I might tell others, that the message may continue.
There is no inheritance which the richest parent can bequeth to a child that can compare for one moment with the influence and blessing of a truly Godly home.
-J. R. Miller
- For the prisoner's hearts to be soft and open to God's Word that He might draw them to Himself
- That God would continue to guide Daddy as He preaches and shares the salvation message
- For the Lord to be glorified
PS - We'd love to post some pictures of our time down here, but we are unable to download them right now...so someday we'll end up posting lots of pictures to catch ya'll up to date! (Y'all is a very southern phrase down here.... :) Thank you for your prayers, and may the Lord continue to bless y'all!