An inmate shares his testimony of transformation, experienced when he began correspondence Bible courses made possible through your support.
God was faithful to him in his darkest moments, and sent the right people to walk alongside him.
“I grew up in a good Christian home. My family was very close. When I became addicted to drugs and alcohol at an early age, my family stood by me, even when I didn’t deserve it.
My attendance at work was terrible, so I was always looking for a new job. My parents supported me, but I would lie and steal from them to get my next fix. I felt bad, because I loved them, but I loved drugs more.
Soon, I was out of control. I drank until I blacked out, and when I violently assaulted someone, I couldn’t remember what I did. I was arrested and taken into custody.
I was released to treatment for 20 weeks — and I’ve been clean and sober ever since. I was out on bail, but at my trial I was found guilty and sentenced to just over six years in prison.
A few months into my sentence, I met this guy that spent eighteen years in prison, and the only thing he ever reads is the Bible. He told me all kinds of stories from the Bible about God’s faithfulness that made me think, ‘If a man who was once a hard-core criminal believes, then maybe there is hope for me?’
I started reading my Bible every day and doing correspondence Bible studies. When I completed them, I got feedback and encouragement from a mentor — a real person who wanted to help me learn about Jesus.
My view on life and people started to change. It made me hungry for more.
Prison is a hard place, but through it all, God keeps growing my faith. I know He is walking beside me and I’m thankful for what Jesus has done for me. Now I’m on a mission to spread this Good News!”
Praise God! Because of your faithful support, the Word of God is transforming lives inside prison walls!