Former Inmates Share the Word of God and We Can Too

Jesus Loves You

Miracles happens everyday when people spread the word. A former inmate and her husband, also a former inmate, are now teaching the Word of God others in need of faith.

We all have the ability and opportunity to become ambassadors for Jesus. A former Texas inmate is now trying to get back into the prison. This time, her stint will be ministering to prisoners. Her goal is to be a chaplain's volunteer assistant.

By her third stint in prison, Katherine Cook asked to be put in a faith-based prison unit. After serving her time, she searched for a church home. Ultimately she found it when kindness was immediately extended by the First Baptist Church of Danville.

Now Cook is married to James, a former inmate she met a church. They are both the directors of the prison ministry for the church. Katherine teaches Sunday school to a class of 17 female inmates at the East Texas Treatment center and also sings in the church choir. She loves teaching Sunday school. According to the News-Journal, Cook said, “I've lead people to Christ there but they're really blessing me.” Cook is also looking to start a jail ministry.

This story of hope shows we all have the ability to ask for forgiveness, start a life of faith and share that faith with others. The power of His love can help us make major changes in our lives and assist others in improving their lives, too. We can all learn from this inspirational duo and start spreading the word in our own lives.

There are many ways to share His Word and connect with others who need to hear it. Instead of using social media to chat with friends, post messages about His life along with Bible quotes. Encourage people to share their faithful thoughts on your social media pages. Connect with others who are spreading his Word. Start your own blog or social media page dedicated to Him. Take note of the photo showing the words, "Jesus Loves You," written in chalk. This type of graffiti has a real message and does not permanently mar anyone's property.

Personal connections are another way to bring people to Jesus. Talk to your friends, family and neighbors about Him. When you see someone suffering, let them know Jesus is there for them all the time. Even if the person is not a Christian, bring people together in faith. Telecare aired a compelling show called “The God Squad,” with Rabbi Marc Gellman and Monsignor Tom Hartman. These two men from different religious background covered a variety of questions and issues related to religion and faith. You can chat with people face-to-face, via a video chat service or send a letter to those who are far away.

Consider how often you recommend a product, solicit your own business or push your own personal projects. Start by spending an equivalent amount of time sharing the Word of God. We all work for Jesus and each one of us has the ability to move mountains by simply sharing the truth.

“And he said to them, 'Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.'” Mark 16:15:16

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