Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Arlene and Barry Busy For The Lord

Jubilee House
Mary is a friend of ours. She was an inmate in one of the prisons that we ministered in. While she was in prison she had a vision of a home where the ladies could go when they got out. God has allowed her to watch that vision come to pass. Barry & I have prayed for many years for something like this also, but didn't have the resources or the money to do it. We also got to see our vision come to pass! Thank you Jesus!I was with some of the ladies that used to be in prison with Mary. They were all saying how Mary taught them the Word when they were there. She didn't play about it. She would come up and say to them, give me a scripture. They would quote a scripture and then she would ask them what it meant. Oh, I am thankful that there are more ladies like Mary still in the prison. The weaker ladies need someone strong. Today 2 of my friends and I went downtown Detroit to visit the home that just opened 2 days ago. There is a men's home right next door. Thank God this church wants to get involved and will allow people to come in and heal from whatever they need.We were able to supply some of the needs of the home today. They need simple things like toilet paper and cleaning products and laundry detergent and food; clothing and bedding, etc.There is a "House Mother" that is staying there that will help the lady that got out of prison on Thursday. The lady had been in prison for 4 years. It is so much different being out of prison than being in and you need some re-adjustment time. I ask you to pray for the leaders as well as the residents there. There are challenges to deal with there that we are not familiar with. We pray that you can find your passion and know what God wants you to do with your life! Without a doubt, there will be some of you that don't understand anyone wanting to do prison ministry. We could not have imagined it ourselves about 18 years ago. God touched our hearts and it has now been 17 years for us. We are SO thankful!Matthew 25:36 - I was in prison, and ye came unto me


passing-thru said...

Thx Arlene and Barry for that news on "the home " and your friends
We remember U guys in prayer -
The Lord has been good and we pray Arlene , that U continue to heal and be well -- Lord Bless U too Barry --

Pilot Mom said...

We have one of those too here in Salt Lake City, UT. What an inspiration!

Praise the Lord for Mary and others like her!

hebrews 11:1 said...

Hey evryone! I was just on here and saw a post with 11 comments, then I had to go back to work, and now I return and it's GONE! What happened? I'll be on here till 9 at least.

Lil Pilgrim Pal