On July 27th members from COPS ministry traveled to Arizona for our annual ministry trip. The team had a great church service at Phoenix West Prison. It was great worshiping with the men incarcerated there. We saw a couple of men that we have known from the past services that are still doing their time there. One brother named Joe was praising the Lord during praise and worship.
On July 28th the team went to Red Rock Prison (our first time there) and held a morning church service. The men in this facility are on fire for the Lord! The team left after that service and held a 1200 PM church service at the oldest prison in Arizona at Florence Prison, Central Unit. This was a little tougher crowd, but we still had a great church service. There is a young man in his late 30’s that is doing a life sentence. I first met him last year. He is not hard to notice because he stands out from most of the other inmates. He sits in the front row, smiling from ear to ear looking as if he has more freedom than some people that are not incarcerated. He praises the Lord and he has the greatest attitude. His secret…….JESUS!
We had a few hours until our next service, so we had lunch with the Chaplain at a local restaurant. It was great getting to build a relationship with him. We went back to Florence Prison but this time we had a service in the South Unit. It was a great service!
On July 29th the team went to Alhambra Prison and had a wonderful morning service with a group of new prison commitments. The men were very receptive to the Word of God.
After that service, we drove back to Red Rock Prison and had another great service with several men in attendance.
The team ministered in four different prisons, held six church services, ministered to 317 inmates, 15 received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and 107 inmates rededicated their lives to Jesus. We give God all the praise and glory for what He did!
Thank you for all your continued support to COPS ministry.