My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
At church on Sunday the Pastor interviewed a congregation member that presented the gospel message to a group of teens at a graduation party. The interview demonstrated the effectiveness of an evangelism tool we’ve been learning called “the three circles”. I was amazed not only by the courage of the presenter, but how engaged the teens were as he laid out the gospel message. I guess you never know when people might be receptive to hearing about salvation, which is probably why Peter told us to always be ready.
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect (1Peter 3:15)
The presenter demonstrated his willingness to step out of his comfort zone, and in the power of the Holy Spirit he engaged with the youth. If only we all were so bold in following the Great Commission.
Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
Chaplains Heinrich and Rhonda exhibit that boldness often within Chester County prison, as many inmates take stock of their lives in prison and become quite receptive to hearing about God’s love and forgiveness. We are so blessed to have them serving in there every week, and are also blessed by many of you who support the ministry with prayers and resources. Thanks for your willingness to get involved.
Grace and Peace,
Prayer Requests from Chaplain Heinrich
Please pray for:
DM: His aunt passed away last Friday. She was a significant figure in his life. DM identifies with the Muslim religion. Pray that this event will find the Lord Jesus Christ
CM: He is a neighbor of one of the CCGM staff members and was involved in a shooting incident in Coatesville.
JT: He wants a Good and Evil Comic Bible (produced by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy Ministries) “for a better understanding of the Bible”.
AS: “I’m in RHU now. My first day was rough and I’m not gonna be able to sustain my time here”.
Prayers from Onesimus Ministries
Thanks for Chaplain Rhonda’s safe return from her Israel trip, and may her experiences there inspire even more passion to share the Good News.
Travel mercies for Chaplain Heinrich and wife Susan as they prepare for a trip to South Africa. May it be a wonderful time of refreshing, and return to us safely.
Thankfulness for slow but steady progress towards re-opening the prison to religious volunteers. May the various ministries that go into the prison continue to hone their skills and be ready once the time comes.
May the inmates and staff experience good health, good spirits, and a sense of Christ’s peace in the prison each day.
For each inmate to take a good look at the decisions that led them to this point in their life, and be inspired to now make the best decision ever – for Christ – to transform the rest of their life.
We lift up the aftercare ministries throughout Chester County that minister to released inmates from the prison – may they have all they need in resources and volunteers to be effective disciplers. And may they witness the growth that God brings to each individual client.
If you’d like to find out more about mentoring and discipling a man or woman coming out of prison, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These weekly prayer requests are also posted on our website – https://onesimusministries.org/category/weekly-prayer-requests/
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