December 21, 2012
Facing the Giants in Prison
One of the highlights of my week is the ministry to the the kids at the youth prison. Okay, I say kids, but these are young men. Most are about 16, but they range from 14 to 18 years old. A few look like what you'd expect--hardened, sneaky, up to something. But most look like scared little boys. Heartbreaking.
There's a new sheriff in town--um, I mean, warden--and the rules are a little tighter. I wasn't sure about the lollipop sticks or this change in our normal Bible-study-style Friday meetings, so we made our way up to the warden's office to give him a rundown. This guy is a real answer to prayer. "Sure, whatever! I'm just so glad you want to work with these boys who need God," was his reply, and he reminded us again that he's also a Christian.