NewSpring in Florida
May 5, 2008, 11:07 am
Filed under: Ministry, Networks, Perspective

In roaming around the office this morning I happened to bump into Mark – he’s the Chaplain at the prison in FL where this letter originated. Recap:

  • He and about 70 guys gather every Tuesday to watch NewSpring sermons.
  • Recently, 6 guys stood up to receive Christ during an Illuminate message.
  • He was at NewSpring yesterday to see it firsthand.
  • He came to the office this morning before heading back to FL.

A few of us talked with him for about 30 minutes and I was absolutely blown away by the insight he shared

  • He works at a maximum security prison.
  • About 75% of the inmates are serving a life sentence.
  • Anyone who attends their chapel service has to plan ahead to get permission to go.
  • About 70 guys attend regularly.
  • There are over 1,700 inmates total.

It was incredible to talk to him.

NewSpring, we’ve caught another glimpse of how God is using this church to change peoples’ lives far beyond Anderson. Even so far as prisoners in FL.

What an honor it is to be a part of something so huge.


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Hi Sydney! It rocks to see how God is using NewSpring to reach so many, in many ways and in many places. To once assist in a prison menistry was both an awsome and humbling blessing that I cherish. ‘Thank You,God, for every opportunity to help in the advancement of Your kingdom’.

Comment by Raye Lawing

If you ever have an opportunity to participate in a prison ministry (even once), please say YES. It’s an eye opening, heart warming, spirit lifting experience.

Comment by Raye Lawing

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