Today I met John. Last summer he contacted me through e-mail requesting a copy of my book, “More Humble Beginnings.” John told me he heard about my book through a prisoner he had been ministering to. The inmate said, “John, you’ve got to get a copy of this book. It is great.” I suggested we get together when I got back to Sun City.
I wondered, “How did an inmate get a copy of my book?” I sell them mostly to friends and family. They aren’t available on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. John doesn’t know how the prisoner got the book, but he followed through with the suggestion and will read it also.
God works mysterious ways in my life. He found me during a time when I have been praying about the possibility of new ministry and putting Daily Meditation Moment on the shelf. Perhaps prison ministry of some form–teaching or mentoring.
Prisoners need someone who will listen to them–someone who can look at them through the eyes of Jesus. As a trained Stephen Minister and chaplain assistant, I can do that. Prison ministry is about spending time with someone who has a sick soul and is ready to hear some Good News.
Thank you, Lord, for possibilities of new ministry in the future. Amen.