I originally came from a Christian background, but sadly wasted it on living my own life rather then living it for Christ. I lived hypocritically. However it was a few big things at the same time that eventually led me running to the feet of Christ. Firstly my parents lent me some Keith Green CD’s that really spoke to me. Secondly I met some Christians who were really living for Christ, and shared His love with me in such a tangible and powerful way. And last of all, I was sharply critised by a non-Christian for my hypocritical lifestyle, which heavily convicted me. Its strange the things that God uses to wake us up. And He woke me up heavily one night, and now that was almost 10 years ago.
The desire to do prison chaplaincy has actually been with me from an early age. I remember when I was around 7 or 8, my dad did electrical work at the local prison and I went with him. While there I remember seeing the old Chapel and I felt a strong pull towards it like God wanted me to serve there one-day. But since devoting my life to Jesus 10 years ago, God used verses like the one in Matthew 25, “I was in prison and you visited me”, to reawaken that dream. And as it turns out, that very prison I went to as a child, is the one I’m serving at now! 20 years later!
Since serving there, I have been learning so much and trusting in the Holy Spirit more and more. I would love any prayers for wisdom and the ability to be able to communicate and share the gospel more clearly and more effectively. Also prayers to be competent and confident to lead a willing person to Christ would not hurt either! Thank you for all the support!