I went and was thrilled with what God is doing. There are multiple chapel services and prisoners are brought in about fifty at a time. They worship with all their heart, they soak in the word that is preached, and respond to the invitation. We then go to what was the most dangerous part of the prison and do it all again. I say “was” because in that part of the prison, about 120 prisoners have almost all come to Christ now. It is truly amazing. (The news of this has been so transformational that a national news channel did a special report on the transformation happening in this prison. Even a guard who was observing accepted Christ, amazed by the transformation she has seen.)
As we left that day after a full day of ministry, the main pastor who is leading this ministry led in prayer and asked God for strategy for what to do with this revival. I mentioned the idea of starting a school of prayer and the pastor was interested in hearing more. He asked me to present to the whole group of pastors this idea. After hearing an introduction to the College of Prayer, they were all in agreement that this is the direction God was leading. They asked me to train them, the pastors, along with the leaders they are discipling. They, in turn, would then would go into the prison and transmit what they received to the other prisoners.
So today I went and entered the prison and began training the pastors and prisoners who are leaders. We began with Year One, Lesson One, "Lord, Teach Us to Pray!" It was amazing. I felt as if I lit a match and threw it on a pile of hay. We started with the three strategic prayers and the fire of God’s presence ignited. The place erupted in deep prayer and God moved deeply in hearts and we almost didn’t get to the lesson. Our God is amazing!