Oklahoma Prison Ministry
In 2014 a MMA fighter that I had previously sponsored via Lion Gear wound up in a prison in Holdenville, Oklahoma. I sent him a Bible, Jesus Calling and a few books. He really appreciated it and later requested that the same books be sent to his cellmate. His cellmate later requested the same books for his brother in the same prison…and then later his brother’s cellmate. The impact was awesome and the requests multiplied. Over the last 2+ years, I’ve continued to receive amazing letters from inmates, telling me of how God is working mightily in them and their friends through the materials that we have sent it. Bible studies, prayer groups, church services and other divine encounters continue to increase! One of the last letters that I received was written to me by an inmate that has been studying a Keyword Study Bible with a friend of his that we had sent the Bible to about a year ago. He wrote me a few lines in Hebrew (along with the English translation). These guys are amazing! Most of all, Jesus is amazing and He is doing a mighty work in the prisons across the great State of Oklahoma! Thank you, Jesus!
To date, I have received over 190 hand written letters from inmates requesting Bibles and devotional books. The interesting thing to me is that many of the original 190 men that had originally written to me from Holdenville, Oklahoma are now located in one of about 25 different prison facilities across the state of Oklahoma (and there are many more facilities in Oklahoma as well)! So, the Word is being spread across the Oklahoma prison system, Praise God!
A quick highlights reel from the reports shared during one of our leaders’ meeting:
Our first international convert!! (from SE Asia).
Favor in the political realm (sorry - can’t give much detail here…).
40 days of focused prayer for the city in progress.
Pakistan team safely home, Haiti team leaving this week.
One of our younger leaders is off to IHOP for a six-month internship.
One of our friends, a student from Bill Johnson’s School of Supernatural Ministry, is joining us for our June 7 weekend in Taylor.
At least 2-3 decisions for Christ on the street every week.
Homeless men being discipled, to include helping with street ministry.
Children mentored, discipled, prophesying.
Last, but not least, our youngest son Greyson (6) made a very deliberate, first-time decision to follow Jesus this month. The Holy Spirit really used this clip to move his heart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpkuNVr0irY
2007-2012 We were thankful to play a small role during a powerful move of God witnessed during periodic gatherings at a remote location in the Sandhills of Nebraska. Over 1000 men of all ages participated, with many saved, baptized, healed and redirected towards their Creator. The presence of the Holy Spirit directed and saturated this very simple yet profound gatherings, and every one was different.
“I’ve never cried during worship before, but I’ve never felt His Presence like this before!”
“During the 4:30 [AM] prayer watch, God’s power came and my arthritis pain left!”
“This has to continue, we must pass this on from generation to generation.”
“There’s such a spirit of acceptance and God’s love among this band of brothers!”
“I asked the Lord if I could start my life over … He said, ‘Yes’.” (a weeping 12 year old)
“When the man prayed for the pain in my wrist, it went away and didn’t come back!” (12 year old foreign national)
“I’ve been in the institutional system since I was 11 … this was the first time I ever rode a four-wheeler.”
“No going back!” (baptismal candidate rejoicing in the freezing Loup River)