The charges have been dropped!



Tonight I celebrated with 14 men whose lives have been forever changed by the power of the gospel of Jesus.

My friend John Grigson called me and invited me to attend the graduation tonight at Richwood Correctional Center here in Monroe, LA. I am so very glad he invited me and that I accepted the invitation and went.

God is doing some amazing things using John and Celebrate Recovery Inside (CRI). 14 inmates gave testimony to what Christ had done in their lives in the past year. They have completed the step-studies and are now discipled and matured so that now they will themselves be leaders beginning next Monday night. Also present tonight were 63 other inmates who will begin their step studies next Monday. Those who weather the storm and endure the soul searching hard work will in all probability begin a relationship with Jesus Christ if they haven’t already done so.

In the coming months, in some form, CRI will be in 7 other prisons in N E Louisiana. God is strategically using CRI to tell the captives of sin the charges have been dropped! (Col 2:13,14) When I think about the possibilities of all the changed lives of inmates and their families it seems to me that revival could be about to burst out from inside the prison walls!

The gospel is the very good news about Jesus Christ and what He has accomplished for wicked sinners. The story of His work still transforms lives and raised the spiritually dead to new life of love and obedience to the Lordship of Christ.

A hearty AMEN and Praise the Lord for what He is up to in prison ministry in our town.

The charges have been dropped!

2 comments on “The charges have been dropped!

  1. Royce,
    It is great to read your blog again.
    I am sorry it has been a while.
    It has been so busy around my house.

    I did prison ministry for 3 1/2 years think it is great.
    I celebrate with you about tonight.
    I think it is wonderful what is going on in so many of our prisons.
    We must as believers to remember to pray for prison ministries and our brothers and sister behind the walls.

    Thanks Preacherman,

    I too did prison ministry for over 3 years. Every Friday night I visited inmates at the Denton County jail and we sang, prayed, and studied the Bible together. It was a rich experience to say the least.

    I hope you are still improving.


  2. Wow! Royce, thanks for sharing more good news about lives being touched, especially those that formerly would have been considered hopeless. Good news is infectious.

    A buddy visited Sunday from out of state. He’s a skilled therapist; his practice is both successful & effective. God brought him on a Sunday in between study series; as a break from me, I asked the 90 or so in class to share one good, positive, meaningful spiritual time in their lives. We laughed, we cried, we shared & time ran out. My buddy collared me & said how much he needed to be there. He said he spends 40 hours a week hearing the worst of the bad stuff & it is so easy to start thinking there is nothing but bad stuff. He was expressing the same feeling I have toward your blog news – we all need reminding that there is so much good going on in the kingdom. Thanks & God bless you.

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