Wednesday Testimony – Life in Prison

Way back in August of 2017 I shared the movie EXIT with you all. This is a LivingWaters production that specifically addresses suicide. The clip below is of a young man who is going to the Native American jails in South Dakota and sharing this video. In this clip you’ll see the prisoners walk in, sit down, and after the movie their facial expressions completely change. Some of them look hopeful, others look broken, and humble. I’ll be honest, I don’t like the ‘raise your hand’ thing but at least Matthew explained that raising your hand will not save them. What I love about this clip is that it shows the ability we have to use media in difficult situations. It’s often the case that jails won’t let you come in and just talk to a large group of men, or that those men won’t want to sit and listen to you talk. But a video is a treat, it’s something they don’t get everyday so they’re more likely to want to come and watch. We should be utilizing everything we have to share the Good News of the Gospel!

We spend a lot of time in the Dakotas, we love it up here in the spring and summer. It’s really as beautiful as the video shows, especially down by Spearfish, the Badlands, or the Blackhills. It’s also true that there are some deep seeded racial tensions between the natives and white people. That is not a one way street, it’s mutual, and very sad. As Christians continue to reject Genesis it’s easier to forget that we’re one race, with differing levels of melanin in our skin. We all came from Adam and Eve, we all came from Noah and his wife. What this young man is doing is very brave, I hope you’ll all join me in praying for his work in the Dakotas. I pray this will encourage you all to go and share the Gospel, get tracts if your a nervous person, pray for strength and boldness, pray for one another. Hell, dear ones, is a real and terrible place, despite what Rob Bell might peddle in his latest books. We share our faith because Christ is the only way, truth, and life. No man comes to the Father but by the Son. As always, beloved friends, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, podcaster and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

3 thoughts on “Wednesday Testimony – Life in Prison”

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, brother! It’s a sad state in the Dakotas, genuine segregation is self imposed. Before we understood the seriousness of that, we drove into a town and stayed in a hotel that wasn’t favorable to ‘whites’. We couldn’t figure out why the service was so bad, and why everyone seemed so grumpy. It gave me a new appreciation for racial tensions. I was so thankful to find this clip, and hear that brothers and sisters in Christ are attempting to share the Good News to dark places!

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