C.M. is an inmate at Sussex I state prison in Sussex County. He has participated in the ministry and worship service conducted by PDM at the prison.
“I pray this finds you blessed and in our Father's hand,” he says. “Also, He has shown you new ways to minister in these times of judgement. I know you still stand on His word and you are encouraged by it daily. I know I am. Even when the times seem tough, His word tells me I will make it to the other side regardless of the strength of the storm.”
“I am still very interested in receiving the monthly devotional Table Talk. We had spoken about it in the past, but I don't think we came up with how I could get it. Could you help with information on how I could sign up to receive it or could you sign me up? I'm sure there are others who are interested. Once I start to receive it, I could help others.”
“I end this letter by praying your worship is filled with joy and compassion towards our Father, the sustainer of our faith. I will join you in spirit.”
C.H. is an inmate at Sussex I state prison in Sussex County. He has participated in the ministry and worship service conducted by PDM at the prison.
“We have truly missed our fellowship,” he says, since the COVID-19 pandemic prevented PDM staff and volunteers from visiting the prison, “but it was such a wonderful surprise to receive the Word from you via email. That was such a blessing. It has blessed a lot of guys. I've had two other brothers tell me how happy they were to hear from you.”
“God has really been blessing us. Out of nearly 800 inmates, only two tested positive for the coronavirus in here. So can't nobody tell me prayer ain't powerful because we've been pleading the blood of Jesus over this place. The death angel passed over us. Blessed be the name of the Lord Jesus.”
“I will be glad when this is all over so we can worship together again...I still get my praise, worship, and Word in daily.”
“I went through a difficult time for a while. It felt like I just slipped into darkness. Depression was just weighing me down, but I'm grateful God is bringing me out of it. Light shines in darkness, and darkness cannot overpower it. I ask that you brothers continue to keep us in your prayers.”
C.M. is an inmate at the State Farm Enterprise Unit in Powhatan County. A PDM board member has been visiting C.M. regularly for three years and ministering to him.
“This is a tribute to God for the ministry of PDM,” he says. “I am at the end of my third year of a thirteen and a half year sentence for stealing. This is my fourth time in prison for stealing. These were the symptoms of my crisis within, the madness of coming to terms with what life is, who I am, and what in the world is this thing called salvation.”
“PDM has had an impact on my life, and God has walked with me these three years, reminding me by the relationship I share with PDM that He is saving me and restoring me to be the man He redeemed me to be in Jesus. PDM has encouraged me and provided Biblical resources for me to grow as a believer and disciple of Jesus Christ. I am not sure where I would be were it not for God raising up people like this to come into almost impossible circumstances and make the difference.”
Lowell is a Presbyterian Pastor (OPC) in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Lowell spent 15 years in prison. God has done an amazing transformation in his life. Click here to hear his testimony.
K.A. is a PDM volunteer who is part of the team of women who have been ministering at the Richmond city jail. She lives in Richmond and attends Immanuel Baptist Church.
As part of PDM volunteer training, studying the Westminster Shorter Catechism, she was given a copy of The Westminster Larger Catechism: A Commentary by Johannes Vos.
“Reading this commentary is truly a treasure,” she says. “I am digesting every truth. It is no doubt in my mind that God is directing my steps. God has given you the gift of teaching, and I am excited to sit under the knowledge He has given you.”
Listen to or read John MacArthur's sermon delivered at Angola Prison. Click here for his sermon.
Read how the Gospel transformed a Louisiana maximum security prison once infamous for violence and decrepit conditions. Click here to lean more.
Alistair preaches on True Freedom to a group of inmates at the Lorain Correctional Facility in Ohio. Click here to listen, watch, or read.
Mark leads Mettanoia, the prison ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America. Here is his testimony.