Jesus is coming
to heal through open visions.
ministry here is a divine answer to prayers that
have gone up since at least 2002: our spirits have
longed for at least one "Spirit-filled" ministry to
come in on a regular basis. The brothers in Christ
here have been praising God for the Prison Ministry.
We thank God for all volunteers but you are an
answer to our cry.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday have been set aside by
many of us as fast days to accomplish what your
first class taught us - TEARING DOWN STRONGHOLDS -
wherever they may be found. We have been calling
those things which are not, as though they are. We
are already appropriating by faith. That which we
have prayed for by faith, we are now taking. That
which is lacking in ministry, we are believing for
the "filling, breaking and melting." If you could
spread the word that the brothers in chains desire
the prayers of their family in Christ, on Fridays,
Saturdays and Sundays. Strongholds need to be broken
and we need a unity of like mindedness with one
men want more hands-on ministry experience in
ministry to each other. We have several men in
the class who are desirous of the Baptism of the
Holy Spirit. Most of the men just need to experience
the Holy Spirit on a deeper level. The key word is
experience. We are praying for you and the class,
believing that Restoration Prayer Ministry is a
great factor in the revival that has started at
Calhoun CI. Quite a few have already received the
Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Quite a few have
received deliverance from demonic spirits. Quite a
few have received healing in their bodies.
of this has taken place outside the chapel, on
the yard and in the dorms. We feel that this is just
the beginning, the mercy drops. O, for the showers
we plead and believe. God bless you. We say,
"Blessed is she who comes in the name of the Lord."
I thank God for
pulling down strongholds in my life! When I was
5 years old, I was hit by a car, my neck was broken
and I was paralyzed from the neck down. I was in a
prison of bitterness but now I am delivered. Jesus
Christ is the head of my life and I thank God that
although my body is in prison, I am free. I love
Jesus, He loves me and Jesus loves you, Amen? I
thank God that He delivered me from the power of
darkness and I am in the light. The Light is in me,
thank God. My prayer life has changed; I am thanking
God that He will deliver me from a 40 year sentence.
Since attending Tearing Down
Strongholds, I have
learned what strongholds really are, the causes and
effects of them and various avenues by which they
travel. I understand how we give the enemy power and
authority over us and most importantly, how to
combat them. Without this ministry, many believers
would still be uninformed and ill-informed. We have
a new understanding of the power of words, vows and
the positive power of praying in corporate
agreement. A ministry like yours deserves to grow
and I believe by the power of God, it will.
ago, while heavily intoxicated with drugs and
alcohol, I shot a police officer twice at
point-blank, with a 357 magnum revolver. He died on
the way to the hospital but through God's grace,
miraculously survived after electric shocks were
given to him by para-medics. I was found guilty and
received a life sentence as punishment.
Right before I committed
that crime, my 49 year old father passed away from
cancer. During my 24 years of incarceration, I have
lost my 29 year old sister to cancer and nearly lost
my mother in a car accident. In spite of unnumbered
trials and tribulations in prison, I have managed to
survive and overcome. With much discipline and
determination I have overcome my drug and alcohol
addiction and have gotten an education. My negative
and destructive behavior has become a positive and
After I gave my whole
life to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I have come
to know and experience love without boundaries, a
peace that surpasses all understanding and a joy
that is over whelming. Today, I fully understand
that it was God's mighty hand that actually kept me
safe and sound throughout this terrible ordeal.
Glory to God!
By man's law and
standard, I currently do not have a release date
yet; however, by God's law and perfect plan, freedom
is at hand. Because the eyes of my faith see the
answer as having it already. I came to prison with a
life sentence and I am leaving prison in God's
timing with a promise of eternal life. Only Jesus
Christ, the true advocate of His people can
guarantee a bargain of such magnitude. I will
forever praise, love and serve Him wholeheartedly.
I once was bound with anger
Since I have been attending Carlotta's class, I have
noticed a change in me as a person, physically and
in the Spirit. I now have the desires of Jesus. I
have actually felt His presence upon me and around
me. This class has brought me into a realm of
awareness and alertness; now I am quick to pray
about situations and circumstances. I'm now living
in the love of Jesus Christ, no longer angry and
chained with fear. I am free in every area of my
life. I thought I could never live with my wife
again but because of the love of Jesus, I can now
remain in my marriage and love my wife no matter
what. I can forgive now.
Everyday now, I have been
receiving so much of God's grace.
I just want to say praise the Lord for Tearing Down
Strongholds. I know now how to rest in Him. All of
pain and worries about life is gone and now I can
trust the Lord with all my heart. I used to be
selfish and lusting, but I have been trusting Him
through my suffering from these sins I had
committed. Through my trials and enduring pain, He
has set me free.
I come from a very good background and family.
I was well educated and my family had very high
expectations of me. I made some bad decisions and I
ended up in prison. My sentence was short compared
to most people in here (only two years) but I was
still devastated by it.
I am an only child, my
Father has died and my Mom has become terminally
ill. Look at where I am when she needs me most. The
feeling of guilt was getting to be too much for me.
Tearing Down Strongholds has really helped me to
deal with my issues.
Since I was a child, I
have felt strongly that God has a special purpose
for me. I've studied the Bible seriously for the
past fourteen years. I had all this knowledge, but
didn't put it into practice and apply it to my own
life, as I should.
From hearing Carlotta's
own testimony, I came to realize what I must do and
that I wasn't all alone. Others have back-slidden,
such as I, and felt as I do.
I get out of prison in a
few months and I now feel confident that I can stay
in the Lord, giving all my cares and worries to Him.
I am no longer over-whelmed with guilt. The
strongholds have been torn down! You have been a God
send to us here at Calhoun Correctional Institution.
Counseling Women in Jail
Since I was saved 2
months ago, everything looks different! It is so
weird. I really can't explain it myself, but
everything that went wrong is now going right. I
don't get mad anymore. I don't feed into bad things
anymore. When stuff comes up in the pod, I go
straight to the Bible. I know God will have a
scripture there for me. There will always be a verse
that pertains to me. I am learning so many verses.
(She really is.)
women in here have known me for years and they know
that I was like the worst gangster there was. They
know I am changed; I am not always wanting to take
the easy way out. I am telling the other girls,
"That just doesn't make sense anymore and this high
on Jesus is better than any high I have ever known."
I prayed to be filled with the Holy Spirit and I
have been getting goose bumps all over my body every
since! I just pray all the time.
Please request prayer for me that I will keep
growing and pray for my handicapped son, who is
staying with my mother.
Thank you, for
counseling us women weekly at the County Jail.
We had been tearing copies of "Our Daily Bread"
devotionals into little pieces and rotating them
among ourselves so that each of us could have a
piece each day. Now we are also sharing the verses
you give us and we have our own Bible Study in the
mornings. Each of us will only stay here a few weeks
before being released or transferred to prison, but
we will be taking these teachings with us. We are
already planning to start a Bible Study after some
of us are transferred to prison. Thank you, for the
paperback books and any Christian literature that
you can bring. We especially like Bible Study books.