“Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I…was in prison and you came to visit me.” (Matthew 25:34-36)
Responding to Jesus’ call to reach the “least of these,” Roy Yamamoto and Tim Kepler traveled to the middle of the desert with a team of 50 plus ministers to share the good news of Jesus at the Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona. In the midst of 1,600 inmates, a variety of stories, songs, comedy and testimonies flowed forth, highlighted by a grace-filled message of Christ’s hope. Each received a gift bag containing treats from home, life journal and variety of comfort items. .
Teams ministered four days in succession, sharing Christ’s presence through words and hugs to the general population, maximum security and faith-pod inmates. 427 inmates responded through a move of the Holy Spirit and made decisions to commit their lives to Christ.
We celebrate what God has done, and the lives that will be changed as many of these men will be discipled and trained for ministry, both while in prison and when they return home.
Visit Camp Agape’s website for more information on their ministry to children and families of inmates.
Pray with us for Camp Agape’s ministry as they continue to reach out to the children of these inmates. Ask the Lord to open doors for this ministry to help support the families that are dealing with husbands, sons, fathers, brothers and cousins in prison.