“Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples”
Happy New Year Brothers and Sisters,
I am praising the Lord for who He is and the work that He has done. I am looking forward expectantly to what He is going to do this coming year. As I witness the works done at CRDF I want to proclaim them to all who have an ear to hear.
Christmas is a very busy time as mentioned in last month’s letter. We take every opportunity to get the Word out and we did just that. We can’t see or feel at times the fruit that He is producing but by faith we step out of our comfort zones and sacrifice our time and families to do His will.
Our Christmas card distribution consisted of passing out about 4000 Day Spring Christmas cards with Bible verses. It took my lovely assistant and me, along with a faithful team of volunteers three hours to accomplish the task. Then we ran down stairs for the next event...The Christmas party!
The Christmas party this year was the best one yet. The food was to die for. Rayna had games and chose people to participate. It was a great time of fellowship and interaction. We had an ex-inmate that was incarcerated a year ago share her testimony. She shared how she got saved while one of my Chaplains and her husband were teaching on the genealogy of Christ in Matthew. There is power in the Word and we never know when the Lord will move. I was in tears.
At our annual candy cane distribution Chaplains Simmons and Hernandez sung their hearts out proclaiming the Gospel through the Christmas carols. On Christmas Day we were able to do eleven church services. It was an amazing time to teach on the birth of Christ. He was born to die to save us from our sins. Matthew 1:21.
We are dedicated to getting God’s Word out like never before and taking every single opportunity to do so. We received a request from an inmate in which she asked for us to pray that God would give her a fertile heart. That had to have come from the Word!
Please continue to keep CRDF, the inmates, deputies, staff and volunteers in your prayers. God is at work in this place. Let us be in fervent prayer for Gods perfect will to be done in the lives and hearts of all. Until next month let us continuing to press on!!!
In His Name
“Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God's word is not chained.”
2 Timothy 2:8-9
Pray for the Chaplains and volunteers of CRDF that this year they would be washed by the Word, filled with the Word, guided by the Word, and sanctified by the Word. Pray that each and every Saint would desire the Word above all else, even more than our daily sustenance, as Job would proclaim. And that the natural outpouring of the indwelling Word would be a proclamation of the Word at every opportunity. May the Word drip from our lips like honey, may it be poured out in every crevice of CRDF to run its course, remembering that it could never be chained.