Prison Ministry — From the Inside
When Richard Wurmbrand was a pastor in Romania in the mid-1900s, he and other church members shared the love of Jesus with anyone who would listen, and even with many who did not want to listen!
A Christian woman in the church began to visit a women’s prison to share the gospel and to give gifts to the women. Pastor Wurmbrand took great interest in the woman’s work. He encouraged everyone to pray that God would provide them with more ways to talk to prisoners. He hoped that God would let him visit prisoners in the men’s prisons.
Later, Pastor Wurmbrand spent a total of 14 years in prison after Romania was taken over by Communists who did not allow pastors to freely preach the gospel. He was a blessing to many prisoners during his time in prison. His prayers were answered, but maybe not in a way he expected when he prayed!
To Talk About
*What did Pastor Wurmbrand and his congregation pray for?
*How were his prayers answered?
*Can you think of another time when someone’s prayers were answered in an unexpected way?