Do you have a heart for those who are broken and need someone to share the love of Jesus? Our team from COTR is reminded of the scripture in Matthew 25:36 “I was in prison and you came to see me”!

Men and women will have an opportunity to assist in a mentoring program with a well trained volunteer. The first step is to fill out an application for a state badge from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. You can get an application at the church office, and then contact Judy Mills for further information.

At this time, we are most active at the women’s prison, in McLoud, Ok. “Mabel Bassett Correctional Center”. There are many possibilities for you to volunteer special tasks like teaching, secretarial, etc., but the Christian mentoring program, called “Gifts”, (giving incarcerated females trust and support) is our main focus at this church. We visit a group of 2-5 women once or twice a month and share bible studies, book reviews, or personal prayer time. This ministry meets on Monday evenings, at the prison, at 5:45, and we leave at 8:00 p.m., we car pool from OKC if possible.

You will find this experience one of the most fulfilling 2 hours you can ever imagine. It is available for those who are willing to give attention and care for inmates who don’t have anyone to come see them. Join us as we take the “Good News” to those who need emotional healing and a hope and a future inside the walls of prison.

Reports:

Over 40 men in the prisons of eastern Oklahoma came together to receive the healing power of deliverance. Among the men were Mexican mafia, Aryians (white supremacists), and black brothers - all with lifted hands to receive what the Lord had for them!

The women's prison at Eddie Warrior CC was filled to capacity on August 14th. One hundred and forty three women prayed prayers of repentance and renunciation. There was great rejoicing for the manifestation of God's power setting them free!


Testimonies:

 

From a guy loosed from a BIG stronghold: "I am clean so far from having a habit of ½ gram of drugs a week (about $200 a week in prison) and lots of cigarettes! I tried to smoke a cigarette and got sick instantly! No one could take that craving away from me but the One who said “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds”! (II Cor. 10:3,4)

From a woman who has moved from curses to God’s blessings: "My grandmother, mother, and many relatives are practicing witches! I was ready to repent for that generational curse, and as I did, I was relieved of bad dreams and severe headaches! I want the blessings for a thousand generations to follow my children, and I thank God for coming to set me free!"

FROM A STRUGGLING MAN, ONCE BLIND, BUT NOW I CAN SEE: "I have experienced blurred vision in both of my eyes for approximately 7 months! Tonight, while class was going on, I could not see the faces of those speaking. All I saw was blurred forms of them! I waited a while, trying to squint my eyes, hoping to see better. I motioned some of the team over to pray for my eyes. They anointed my eyes with oil and prayed the prayer of faith over me. Afterwards, my vision cleared up! And still is! I HAVE BEEN HEALED TONIGHT OF BAD VISION IN JESUS NAME!"

From a young man who tried to die, but now lives for Christ: "My dad was an alcoholic and drug addict! He emotionally, mentally, physically, and sexually abused me at a very young age! No one would believe me, and when my grandma died when I was 15, I too turned to drugs and alcohol. I have just come back to a loving heavenly Father during this class and I believe that if God can change me, He can change you! I now know that “we can do anything through Christ who strengthens us!"

From one who exchanged a stoney heart to one of tenderness and love: "I carried around a skull most of my young rebellious, hard-hearted life because I was told it had powers that would keep me safe when I plundered and raged! My life is now turned over to the Real Power that covers me with His love, the one true God! Now, I am mentoring and teaching everything I hear and read from the Bible, to the younger men in my cell block! My lifestyle has now turned to a soft heart, full of tears, and mercy for those who are hurt, lost and abandoned!"

From a very grateful new man in Christ Jesus: "I have been in prison since I was 17 years old! I’m now 37 and have a life sentence. During this class of 8 weeks, I received a prophecy that God was not finished with me! It encouraged me to know that there is still a purpose for my life! I have begun to study and pray His word, and look forward to being a light inside here, until He shows me otherwise!"

Johnna Liddell: “Carmella and Paula prayed for me for a diagnosis of hepatitis C (an incurable liver disease) at the revival in our facility, in May. They anointed me, and when I returned to the hospital and went through additional tests, the doctor proclaimed that THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF HEP C, IN MY BODY!!! Thank you, Jesus!!!”

Cynthia Jackson: “On 8-7-12, I was filled with the Holy Spirit! As I was praying to God during worship, something just came over me.... I felt something down in my stomach, and I just started talking in another language!!!”