This is proving to be an incredible year of revival in the prisons, jails, and correctional facilities across North America.
Within the last two weeks, we held a 2-day revival in the Tennessee Main Women’s Prison, where we baptized ten ladies in Jesus’ Name, and many more received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. At the same time, across town, three more men were baptized by our workers in the Correctional Corporations facility.
Just last week, CPF Chaplain Don Grigsby baptized eleven more inmates and ten received the Holy Ghost in the Texas State prison where he ministers. And this past Thursday, twenty-two inmates were baptized in our CPF service in the Beaumont, Texas jail. Just a few days ago, in the Criminal Detention Center in Nashville, two of our ladies, both former prisoners themselves, prayed three more ladies through to the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. (Our converts are now becoming our most powerful missionaries).
Just this morning, I received the report that CPF workers from Brother Mark Foster’s church just baptized 26 men and 52 women in Jesus’ Name, and 45 inmates just received the Holy Ghost in the Quachita Parish facility in Louisiana. Two days ago, I baptized four more inmates in the CCA facility where we minister every Saturday evening. Our calling continues with the important process of discipling each of these new converts.
Revival reports pour in from all across our fellowship, and without our pastors and churches partnering together with us, much of this great ongoing revival would not be possible. On behalf of Christian Prisoner fellowship, I want to ask you to please consider becoming a monthly partner with us in our ministry efforts to bring revival throughout North America. The harvest truly is ripe, and your prayers and monthly support as a partner in this mission field with an amount as small as $35 or more will help us continue reaching the over 7.3 million adults who are behind bars, on probation or parole.
That’s one out of every thirty-one adults, not counting the growing number of youth offenders. Because of confidentiality, I am unable to share the specifics, but just two nights ago, two of our CPF ministers prayed with a 16 year-old boy who killed both of his parents a year ago. The boy appeared much older than sixteen, and when the Name of Jesus was prayed over him, evil spirits began to manifest themselves. Our workers recognized what was happening and took dominion over those spirits in Jesus Name. The boy’s eyes which had glazed over and whitened suddenly cleared, as his entire countenance changed back to that of a boy. As he began to pray with our workers, he began to weep and repent, and jail officials made the way for us to baptize him in the wonderful Name of Jesus. Our workers will continue to disciple this young man. Our need for discipleship materials and Bibles continues to grow. Next weekend, we are starting a new Spanish service at CCA in Nashville… the only Spanish service being held in that facility, and our need for Bibles and resources continues to grow in order that we might produce “fruit that remains.”
Because of the prayers and financial help from our partners in this field of missions, The Lord is allowing us to make an increasingly powerful impact in our communities here at home with ministry, Bibles, literature, discipleship materials, and resources for life-change, transitional living, personal life skills, and job placement.
Thousands of testimonies from those experiencing the powerful touch of God to save, heal, and deliver continue to inspire us to work even harder. We are excited about the future! We must work while it is day, for the night is coming upon us. Your help with an offering of any amount at this time will help us to continue reaping this ripened harvest and produce “fruit that remains.” Please consider becoming a monthly partner with us in answering Jesus call to us all… “I was in prison and ye came unto me.”
Your prayers and partnership will bring revival and life-change to inmates, helping them successfully transition into becoming active, contributing members in local churches all across our fellowship. Thank you so much for your prayers and support.
Lord bless you,
Michael Rickenbaker, General Chaplain