Monday, March 24, 2008

First Fruits to Prisoners

Thousands of prisoners struggle just to stay alive in the jails and local and national prisons of the Philippines.

Will and Joanie Feuerstein, an ACTION missionary couple from Cincinnati, minister the Gospel and compassionate care to the forgotten in the major maximum security national prison 15 miles south of Manila.

Several thousand men there have indicated they have trusted Christ in faith! Some of these believers have planted gardens in the prison compound to supplement their limited diet. When they began to harvest the first vegetables, they wanted to present “the first fruits” to the Lord. As they prayed, God led them to give this nourishing produce to sick and elderly prisoners in their same prison in Christ’s Name.

As a political prisoner and a communist leader witnessed this along with other good works of the Gospel of Christ, he stated, “I want to know the God who leads His people to reach out to the oppressed as you do.”

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16, nasb). What good works of the Gospel and compassionate care to the glory of God are people seeing in our lives today?

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