Loudoun Christian Justice Mission, Inc., 19309 Winmeade Drive #106, Lansdowne, VA 20176

Otis Melhburg

otisIn 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.

Testimonials

  • Prisoner, Mentor Reentry Program

    "I have been seeing (name withheld) every few days as she was in a very sad spot.  We read through the full life of Joseph together and dig deep into his details down to days and years, brothers and more on things.  She really felt connected.  She started writing privately to Jesus in letters.  Read More
  • Elizabeth - Volunteer, Mentor Reentry

    "As a mentor I have had my ups and downs.  My first lady I was given the opportunity to Mentor was doing amazing in jail.  Once she was released, we started to have visits and again doing wonderful and being a wonderful mother.  Then one day she did not answer the phone, and a month went by and I had Read More
  • Prisoner, Bible Study & Mentor Reentry Program

    "I went to see (name withheld) this weekend.  She really wants to know the Lord. Badly. I could feel Gods presence when we spoke this weekend.  This is not her first time in jail.  I actually used to teach her in class the first time I met her in jail back when I went into A Pod.  I could never forget Read More
  • Elizabeth - Volunteer, Bible Study

    "My time with LCJM I have seen God work in so many ways.  When I first began providing bible studies, I was in A pod one evening.  (Name withheld) walked in and sat not at the table but against the wall and did not speak.  This went on for many weeks, until she one day started to come to the Read More
  • Prisoner, Bible Study & Mentor Reentry

    "I am now mentoring two ladies from maximum security pod who are not yet released.  You can imagine MAX can seem like a hopeless end.  They have been both in jail for over a year and fear for transfer if they are not sentenced soon.  One of the ladies reminded me a lot of another lady I was able to Read More
  • Brandon - Ex-Prisoner, Mentor Reentry

    "I became familiar with the work of the Loudoun Christian Justice Mission (LCJM) through the Bible studies offered while I was incarcerated at the Adult Detention Center (ADC). Some teachers helped me understand the inerrancy of Scripture by demonstrating its unity and harmony over many centuries, even though there are many human authors from different cultures and languages. To me, Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

Loudoun Christian Justice Mission, Inc.

19309 Winmeade Drive #106, Lansdowne, VA 20176

or fill in the form on our contact page

Flickr Widget

Newsletter