Another soul finds peace in Jesus.

This morning as I arrived at the chaplaincy office at one of the prisons I work in I was asked to go and see a young man because he wanted to speak with a chaplain.

L lost his mother in February and since then he has kept himself shut away “behind his door” as they say, not wanting to be with other people in association time. He suffers from mental health issues and has panic attacks. He has made attempts at helping himself, taking on a job as a cleaner in the prison but yesterday a panic attack prevented him from going to work.

I went over to his location and brought him off the wing and down to the chapel where we talked one to one for 30 minutes or so. He shared his life story and I shared mine. I gave him my testimony and gave him the gospel. I then led him through into the Bible study group which he thoroughly enjoyed and at the end he decided he wanted to give his life to Jesus. I led him to the Lord and gave him a Bible and some follow up literature, then another chaplain gave him a daily reading booklet.

He is so grateful for what we shared with him and he is really hungry for the Lord. He asked us to put his name down for regular chapel services and for future weekly Bible study groups. He said he recognises the need to associate with others again after isolating himself for so long and finds the chapel very helpful. He still has around 8 months of his sentence to serve but pray that he grows from strength to strength in the Lord and finds peace and rest in Him.

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