Jail Ministry

Hello from the GSM Jail Ministry,

COVID really has had a tremendous impact on how we can help those who are struggling in the jail. I have written an outreach letter for the jail, and am not sure what will happen next. The Volunteer Coordinator has left and currently there is not a direct contact for volunteers. I am not even sure if the other Chaplains are still there, I will soon know more. There is very little support for the residents, so your prayers for those serving time at the Benton County Jail are sincerely appreciated. Please keep them on your prayer list.

Jeff Lyon

Following is a short story of one man's opinion regarding the Bible he received:

I gave him a Charles Stanley Life Principles Daily Study Bible, and the following week when I saw him again, he came into the door smiling. I could see his excitement. He sat down, and as soon as the door closed he blurted out, "This is the best Bible I have ever had!. I take one life principal, meditate on it and think of it all day. Then I pick a new one the next day and do the same. AND EACH DAY GOES BETTER than they ever have." He went on to explain how it changed the way he responded to others and how he felt about himself.

As is often the case, the men I see bless me so much of the time. Thank you for helping me to help these men. I can see the Holy Spirit working through this ministry each and every visit.