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A total of 102 Inmates were baptized in the Valenzuela City Jail as of December 2018. Of the 102 inmates, 41 are women and 61 are men. Reported by Melvin Garzon Jamora.
Sometimes, God allows a person to go through a horrible situation like – “go to jail” – for perhaps, that’s the only way that person might find Jesus. To God be the glory!
I wrote this some years back in my Sharing Time article and wish to share again…God’s Great Loving-kindness
When we encounter problems, we hear people say, “It will get worse before it gets better.” And oftentimes, it really does.
One day, my friend Dorothy called, quite upset. “Reva, please pray for my younger brother. He’s in a lot of trouble. He’s into drugs and I don’t know what to do with him. He has brought my parents a lot of pain.”
At that moment, I prayed with Dorothy on the phone. We were both sobbing by the time I said, “Amen.”
A few months had passed by but I didn’t hear from Dorothy. I assumed everything was going well with her. But one day, she called shrieking. “It was your prayer that caused all our troubles! My brother is in jail! I should not have asked you to pray for him!” Then the phone went dead.
I couldn’t believe what I heard, and Dorothy didn’t even give me a chance to say anything. Stunned, I breathed a prayer to God, “Lord, You know what You are doing, and I believe You have Your reasons. Show me please what’s going on.”
A few weeks later, I received another surprise phone call from Dorothy. This time her voice sounded upbeat. “Reva, I’m so sorry for getting upset at you last time. But I want to let you know that my brother found Jesus in jail! He wants to know more about Him. Thank you for your prayer.”
Lamentations 3:31-33 says, “For the Lord will not turn away from a man forever. For if He causes sorrow, He will have loving-pity because of His great loving-kindness. He does not want to cause trouble or sorrow for the children of men.”
When problems come to us, let us seek God and believe that He will work out a plan of deliverance for us.