In 2007 I was invited to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to inmates at the Lee County Jail in Fort Myers, Florida. I initially thought this was the last thing I wanted to do, and I was a little apprehensive to say the least. However, after just one visit I was hooked, and have been participating in Jail Ministry ever since. I am grateful to the LCJM for giving me the opportunity to serve our Brothers in the Lord at the Loudoun ADC, and to minister the Gospel to those who have not surrendered their lives to the Lord Jesus.
After being saved by Grace of God on June 10, 2001, I have been compelled by an unquenchable desire to share the Good News with any and all who would listen. This desire has led me to participate in many evangelism events and seek out training to always be ready (in season and out of season). These experiences have shown me that the most difficult thing I have found while sharing the Gospel (whether one-on-one or even doing open air preaching) is the fact that most people in our society lack the state of mind to humble themselves in repentance and faith. However, this is typically not the case with inmates I have met, and the vast majority of them have been humbled by their incarceration making them more willing to consider the claims of Christ. This is a wonderful blessing, and I am continually reminded of Christ’s words when he said, “Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest” (John 4:35). In addition, we have all sinned and fall short of the Glory of God and there are Christian men in the jail who need to hear the powerful words of God from the Bible to sustain them and bolster their faith, and I am humbled to be the messenger whose feet are being used to go. However, in the end I can testify that any investment in time I have made by volunteering for the LCJM has been paid 100 fold in the way God has continually used this ministry to increase my faith and make me a better husband, father, brother, and son. Thank you LCJM.