August 25, 2011
Well, what a great day! I am thankful for the godly prison Chaplin here who preached at the church service last night. My celly, Sammy (Servando Ordonez Jr. #68421-280) sat and soaked in the Word of God as it was preached and trusted Christ. Afterwards, there was a baptismal service and Sammy wanted to get baptized! The prison has a canvas box about 6′ long, 4′ wide and 2′ deep they fill with water for baptisms. About five men were baptized out on the sidewalk while lots of men watched. Sammy was s-o-o-o-o-o excited to follow the Lord!
Another fellow inmate, Adrian, was watched with his mouth open. He had never seen an adult baptized before! We walked and talked for about twenty minutes after that and he was still amazed at what he had seen. He said, “I thought baptism was just for babies.” The baptismal service opened the door for more questions and a great conversation about biblical Christianity. Adrian is still trying to understand all this “born again stuff.” God is working on him in a great way. Pray for Adrian.
Sammy gets very little mail and would be thrilled to get some. You can also include one (1) tract if you like.
You use the same address as you do to write me:
Servando Ordonez Jr. #68421-280
FPC, Box 5000
Florence, CO 81226 USA
Sammy is twenty-six, of Mexican heritage, from El Paso, and is serving four years for drugs. We read the Word every day and he is eagerly taking it in! Pray God uses me while I’m here to reach others and sends me home soon!