“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.”
October 22, 2019
Dear Saints and Faithful Brethren,
As fall has finally arrived and I write this letter the verse comes to mind in Jeremiah 8:20, “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.”
Jeremiah, in this verse, expresses his burden for his people in that the time is passing but many are not saved. Time is a precious thing. It is one thing that you and I have been given that is nonrenewal; once it is gone, it is gone. We never know how much time we really have left here on this earth or how much time we have before the Lord comes or how much time we have before we die. The individuals that we minister to in the prison are more aware of this fact than most. To them it is as if they have lost years of their lives and, in some ways, I guess they have. The Bible tells us in Ephesians 5:16 that we are to redeem the time. In other words, we should make the most of our time. I’m glad to report to you that, by the grace of God, I know men right now who are doing this very thing in the prisons. Many of the men that we are working with in the prisons are men who have gotten saved since they have been incarcerated and are living the Christian life behind razor wire, fences and bars; but they are redeeming the time. On October 10-13 we had a revival meeting at Lincoln Correctional in Lincolnton, NC. We had a great meeting with good attendance and 6 men asked the Lord to save them. I had the privilege of leading a man named Brandon to the Lord during the invitation of the Friday night service. Brandon has been in prison or doing time for 20 years, but now he is redeeming his time. One of the other inmates told me that Brandon had been a professed atheist and several men in the prison had been witnessing to him. I praise the Lord that no matter where you are, or what kind of shape you may be in, the Lord is still able to save! I ask that you please pray for him that he will grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour.
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 or preach, please let us know; our contact information is on the contacts link on this website.
“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