@ The Pulaski County Detention Center
Every Tuesday evening, we have teams that go and minister to the inmates at the detention center from 6:00-8:00pm. It’s a unique ministry that provides men from Potters Place the opportunity to sing, share and serve. It’s also an opportunity to bring a message of HOPE to those who have made some bad decisions in their lives. Our theme is found in the scripture: Matthew 25:36 (NIV)
36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.
April 18th, 2017 Update:
We had 23 inmates ask Jesus into their heart last night. Gerald McIntosh always ministers to the group called C-Pod (work release inmates), while Eric W and Kevin H ministered to cell block 146.
We had the opportunity to share about John 21 and Peters experience after the resurrection. I used the thought, IT’S NOT ABOUT SHAMING BUT RECLAIMING and talked about the interaction between Jesus and Peter as Jesus asked the question, “Do you love me?”. Eric sang several songs including Crowder’s, How He Love Us and when it was all said and done, 3 inmates from cell block 146 gave their lives to Christ. The most poignant moment was after several shared they had asked Christ into their hearts, I asked them individually to share their names so I could pray for them. One guy shared his name and as soon as he mentioned it to me I remembered him from a youth group 20 years ago. He knew me but time, age and unfortunately circumstances has taken its toll on him leaving him unrecognizable. It was like the encounter Peter and Jesus had on the banks of the Sea of Galilee. I could tell he was broken as tears begin to fall from his eyes. My prayer is that he met Jesus last night and he will be forever changed!