“But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”
August 29, 2017
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ; I trust this letter finds you doing well.
As summer is drawing near an end and the children have started back to school, I’m reminded of a verse in Jeremiah. In chapter 8 verse 20 says, “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” As we draw closer to the coming of the Lord for His Church there is still much to do. There are many who are not saved and if the Lord were to come back today they would be left behind. The Bible teaches us that as Christians we are to all be soul-winners for the Lord. We may be in different fields or places but we are to try to reach the people who God has placed us around. That being said, just in the last few weeks I have had the privilege of leading two young men to the Lord at the prison where I volunteer as a chaplain. One of the young men is named Justin. He was not one who would come to church but we have had several conversations in the past where I had shared the Gospel with him and then watered it. That had been some time ago though. The Lord began to give the increase and he practically ran me down as I crossed the prison yard one day going to the chapel. He told me that he needed to talk to me and he seemed unsettled. I didn’t know for sure what it was but I felt like the Lord may have been dealing with him so I asked him to give me a few minutes. I made my way back to my office and called him down there. As we talked he told me that he believed that God had been dealing with him and he knew that he was lost and on his way to Hell. He said he had been waiting on the yard looking for me to come by so he could talk to me. I showed him from the Bible what God said he needed to do to get saved and he bowed his head and asked the Lord to come into his heart and save him. About a week later, the other young man, named Joshua, came and spoke with me. He came to ask for some help with some soap. Along with the soap I had the opportunity to tell him about the blood of Jesus that would wash his sins away. He admitted that he was lost and after showing him what the Bible said he bowed his head and asked the Lord to save him. I am so glad when so many have given up on these men that our Lord has not and is still saving old sinners. Please pray for these young men that they will grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
As always, I want to thank you for your faithfulness in giving and for your prayers. If there is ever a time when you would like for us to come by your church to give an update on the ministry, preach, or even do a Missions Conference, please let us know; our contact information is on the left side of our prayer letter. You can also visit our website, which is listed at the bottom of this letter.
“Remembering them that are in bonds, as bound with them;” (Heb. 13:3)
Your Missionaries to the Prisons,
Jason Kersh and family
Living Letters Prison Ministry 2 Cor.3:2