God’s Love in Prison

Today, I had a chance to have a long talk with one of the prisoners. He has been there for a long time and knows a lot of the other inmates. He explained how every Thursday, the prisoners start getting excited because they know that food is coming tomorrow. And that it is good food that will allow them to live. Even if it’s only once a week, it gives them enough strength to go on. He explained that he himself doesn’t understand why someone would be willing to come and give prisoners food, but he knows that God sent us and that only God would motivate someone to do this. He expressed a huge ‘Thank-You!’ on behalf of the other prisoners. Many of them (including him) grew up without anyone teaching them about God and how to live. They made bad choices and now they are suffering in prison. According to him, the next thing that they need is a Bible study for men that are released from prison and want to change the way they live. He says what we are doing by our work of love is changing the hearts of prisoners.