One of the most fulfilling things that we get to do within the ministry, is to go and lead Bible Studies, Christian Call-outs, Worship services, ect, at many different prisons in the State of Kansas. We always leave the facilities with such a feeling of overwhelming Grace and Love and we thank God for allowing us to share His Word and our past and how He changed each one of us! We are blessed by the support we get from the Kansas Dept of Corrections and are honored when we receive messages like this:
"I am so blessed that you guys come up and have your bible studies here! You all are making such a wonderful impact on the ladies here and they need you guys to show them that there is hope of succeeding and making a better life for yourself! You are such a true inspiration to them!"
We will always continue to do what God has called us to do and that is to spread His Word and set the captives FREE from the grips of the enemy!!!
God moved powerfully this weekend! He created a new knuckle, healed a thumb, a sprained ankle and a knee. 2 backs with metal plates were prayed for and Katie asked for a hand metal detector and a Sgt brought one in and first waved it over his belt buckle to show it was working then waved it across both backs and it didn't go off!! The place exploded!! They said it always went off in the chow line.
WELL NOT NO MORE!! God is real and He heals! He loves us so much! And look at this amazing rainbow He blessed us with on the way back to Ellsworth on Saturday!
We are so excited for our House of Esther resident, Shannah Ikenberry, as she begins her new journey with Katie Souza and her ministry in Arizona. Shannah will be interning for the next 18 months with the Expected End Ministry and we could not be more proud of her!! We will miss you Shannah but can't wait to watch how God continues to work in your life!
Working Men of Christ – Siafu, has had the great privilege of being on the bow of the ship as God has parted the waters and prepared the way ahead of us. Creating a way for unity to prevail where division was trying to gain a foothold. The Freedom Church Initiative of Kansas City is a calibration of over 20 different churches from around the Kansas City area with varying denominations working together for one common goal. To glorify our Lord and Father in Heaven through the areas first ever Discipleship Training Center. This center will be designed specifically to help men and women who are leaving incarceration and transitioning to life outside the walls. Providing them the opportunity to immediately serve in the church and the communities they return to through Christ based mentoring. The Lord has truly blessed Working Men of Christ – Siafu with incredible ministry partners such as Kansas Department of Corrections and its Mentoring4Success program. Working together to plant this unique church, the very first of its kind with a mentoring based side by side discipleship program, with relationships beginning within the walls and continuing on the outside in true Working Men of Christ style. I feel incredibly blessed to be a tool in God’s amazing plan. Please keep The Freedom Church Initiative in your prayers.
Working Men of Christ - Siafu
To my Brothers & my fellow Soldiers & the Working Men of Christ! Thank you for your card and letter! I needed that! It helps to know that a person is being thought of from men & women that are representing all the way from Wichita KS!
Your brother in Christ, Shannon
After coming to the Working Men of Christ Monday evening Bible Study call-out's, I began to see & understand how God was truly working in my life while being incarcerated! One Monday evening I asked Brother Shannon to pray for a healing in my leg, this was not my first time asking for prayer and Shannon asked me, "do you believe it is God's will to heal you"? This question hit me hard!! It took me a few seconds to answer but I said, "It is God's will" and it was like a ton of bricks were lifted off of my shoulders! Shannon had me lay MY own hands on my leg and we began to pray together and I am happy to announce that I am now walking without a cane and virtually pain free!!!!
John, Inmate at Winfield Correctional Facility
I wanted to let you know, that you are men of God and you have a very spiritual gift which brings people to God! There are many of us praying for you and your Ministry! Your Ministry gives people Faith & Hope and I have seen grown men cry and raise their hands up to our Lord, Jesus Christ - God almighty! -
Philip Boyce, Norton Correctional Facility