In the more isolated area of Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX), the Lord has really been blessing as the class on Spiritual Warfare is well underway. Seven people have surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus, forsaking their past and five have been baptized with 40 other inmates cheering. The Spirit of God is moving through FOCUS Ministries in the special unit.
Click the button below to get a jump start on your Christmas Giving. I promise it will feel better than watching a Hallmark movie! 😉#GivingTuesday
Angel Tree is a FOCUS & Prison Fellowship partnership event where children with an incarcerated parent have the opportunity to receive presents and a fun holiday party. In addition, sister nonprofits serving children in the community will be providing family-strengthening info to attendees this year. #strongfamilies #MAKEstrongcommunities
All donations toward this event are appreciated.
As a volunteer sometimes it is easy to begin to wonder if your efforts, time and investment are actually bringing forth change. I can assure you that indeed they are! When we plant seeds on good ground there is ALWAYS a harvest. In manifests in due time. Being able to recieve the feedback and see the lives transformed gives a volunteer hope and encouragement to continue doing good believing that nothing is in vain.
"It is always a blessing to see some come to an awareness of their sin, their poverty spirit and an awakening to the grace of God in forgiveness through the sacrifice His Son, Jesus Christ, made at the cross. Also, a blessing to see those who have wandered from God return with a godly sorrow that leads to repentance, and the joy and peace that follows. Several men have confessed these things to me and have expressed appreciation for bringing the light and life of the gospel to them."
There is a move of God taking place behind the walls through FOCUS Ministries and our recent testimonies have the power to back it up. Recently a baptism took place and there were SEVEN men that were baptized, partook in the Lord's supper and were individually prayed over by three of the facilitators. Following through with obedience into believers baptism is a public confession of a transformed life and changed heart. What courage this takes for these men!
These men took a stance of humility when challenged with an object lesson and this powerful posture of surrender was effective. One of the facilitators ask the men to face the jail wall with their hands on the wall and feet spread. Then he asked them if they recalled a time that they had previously been in that position and they replied, "Yes, when arrested." Then he proceeded and ask them to drop to their knees with their hands on the jail wall in a humble surrender to Jesus. They received the revelation that surrendering to JESUS IS STRENGTH!
The holidays are fast approaching and (some) people have already begun shopping. Did you know that with every purchase through Amazon Smile a portion of the proceeds will be donated to FOCUS Ministries? That is good news which makes both you and FOCUS smile.
Click the button above to sign up and use this info to register FOCUS Ministries as your charity of choice: PPS & Focus Group Ministries, Inc. (EIN 62-1686129).
Then, simply type Smile.Amazon.com into your browser bar and get to shopping! What are you waiting for? Christmas is coming ;)