Between the "semesters" of coursework held at the Knox County Detention Facility, the Men's FOCUS Pod is often used to house the overflow population in the jail. It may seem coincidental to the men assigned to bunk there, but we, at FOCUS, have come to see these times as divine moments.
Sunday the chapel message centered on John 1:1-14 in honor of the Advent season. The portion of the passage listed below was used in a powerful way by God to change lives-- especially the lives of Erik, Shawn, and Felix.
John 1:12–13 (ESV)
What an amazing text used to outline God's desire to adopt sinners into His forever family. As the chapel volunteer was about to leave, Erik, Shawn, and Felix approached him and said, "We would to pray and become a part of God's family. We want to be His children."
The next few moments were filled with prayer, repentance, and new beginnings! Praise the Lord!
From Felix's Prayer...