My Husband is Starting a Jail Ministry

@kobesbuddy (69356)
East Tawas, Michigan
April 13, 2019 8:19pm CST
My husband Jay preached at the county jail each Sunday, for over twenty years. The opposition at the Sheriff's Department, became almost unbearable so he quit doing this. Today Jay let me know, he's gonna start ministering at the jail again, the weekend after Easter. The issues down at the Sheriff's Department have finally been resolved. This is such good news and he's looking forward to filling that position once again:) Photo: NOT MINE, Borrowed from Pixabay
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@1creekgirl (15258)
• United States
14 Apr
That's wonderful news. Everyone needs to hear the Good News of Christ.
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@kobesbuddy (69356)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Apr
Jay loved doing this each Sunday, for many years. When it got hard for him to get in, Jay finally gave up.
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@LadyDuck (214422)
• Switzerland
14 Apr
I am glad that the issues at the Sheriff's Department have been resolved. I am sure that Jay likes to preach there.
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@kobesbuddy (69356)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Apr
Jay has helped different men and women, turn their lives around and go the other way.
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@LadyDuck (214422)
• Switzerland
14 Apr
@kobesbuddy Jay is a good man, you are lucky.
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@LadyDuck (214422)
• Switzerland
15 Apr
@kobesbuddy Sometimes you need to have different experiences in life to understand.
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@Nevena83 (21109)
• Serbia
14 Apr
I believe it's a hard job.
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@kobesbuddy (69356)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Apr
When God orchestrates a jail ministry, it's easier than you might think. People desperately want help, but they don't know where to go to get it.
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@Nevena83 (21109)
• Serbia
14 Apr
@kobesbuddy You mean people in prison?
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@kobesbuddy (69356)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Apr
@Nevena83 No, they are people in the county 'jail.' After committing too many crimes, some of them will end up going to prison.
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@just4him (148758)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Apr
That's wonderful news. I'm glad all the issues are resolved.
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@kobesbuddy (69356)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Apr
They basically forced him out, for preaching the truth!
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@just4him (148758)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Apr
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@kobesbuddy (69356)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
@just4him He didn't follow their format, instead he taught the scriptures.
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@Tina30219 (41024)
• Onaway, Michigan
14 Apr
That’s great news
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@kobesbuddy (69356)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Apr
Jay is pretty excited about this, they are finally changing things around. If those lives are changed, they will be back in jail, over and over again.
@Tina30219 (41024)
• Onaway, Michigan
14 Apr
@kobesbuddy I agree. My cousins wife goes to the jail where they live and preaches to them and some were even baptized.
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@kobesbuddy (69356)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Apr
@Tina30219 Jay baptized one whole family, so they could turn their life around and live differently.
@marguicha (115554)
• Chile
14 Apr
I´m glad he will do it again.
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@kobesbuddy (69356)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Apr
When they asked him to do things different, Jay refused to lie.
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@marguicha (115554)
• Chile
14 Apr
@kobesbuddy Good for him. We must not give up our ideals.
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@kobesbuddy (69356)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Apr
@marguicha When criminals receive good instruction, it opens a door for their life to change directions.
@Courtlynn (60697)
• United States
15 Apr
goodluck to him, this time around.
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@kobesbuddy (69356)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Apr
Thanks, he's looking forward to getting started again.
@mandala100 (58317)
• Hong Kong
14 Apr
That's so amazing to hear my friend.
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@kobesbuddy (69356)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Apr
When Jay did this before, many people came to us for words of encouragement and friendship.
@Junbals (674)
• Philippines
14 Apr
Good luck to Jay for returning to his jail ministry. The good thing about preaching to inmates is that people are so receptive to the gospel. It is a kairos, a moment of grace both for the inmates and minister. I have also my jail ministry in this part of the world. After Easter, my team will distribute toiletries to the inmates after celebrating liturgy with them.
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@kobesbuddy (69356)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Apr
This is wonderful, reaching out to people in the jail, during their hardest moments in life! Some have lost their home, their wife&children, it's such a tough time for them.
@UncleJoe (13358)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
14 Apr
I was a volunteer in a jailhouse ministry long ago, but I failed miserably.
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@kobesbuddy (69356)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Apr
I use to help my husband with the music, to soften the mood in the day-room where we met.
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@LeaPea2417 (24501)
• Toccoa, Georgia
14 Apr
Best wishes to him. So many need to hear the true Gospel.
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@kobesbuddy (69356)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Apr
The department didn't want Jay to preach the truth, just to lead a formal service.
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@andriaperry (74929)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Apr
That is awesome!
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@kobesbuddy (69356)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Apr
Jay is determined to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to those inmates. They wanted just a formal religious service and Jay refused.
@RasmaSandra (25417)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Apr
That is wonderful news. Even criminals need to hear the word of the Lord.
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@kobesbuddy (69356)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Apr
Most of them have already heard the truth, but rejected it. When they're in jail, a church service becomes a way to get out of their cell. Jay brings them an opportunity, for the Lord Jesus Christ to change their heart and life!
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