An ambassador in chains

SunriseRick* has been a believer for many years and he is serving a life sentence for a crime he did not commit. But Rick is not letting his time in prison go to waste. Rather, he has led a number of fellow inmates to faith in Christ and is currently discipling a group of men. As he actively engages others in conversation who are struggling with complex questions and issues in their lives, Rick has been on a lookout for materials that will enable him to give clear, biblical answers. Most of these men know very little about the Bible and some also struggle with learning difficulties—adding to the challenge facing Rick.

His sister Justine* recently attended a TERM Seminar. She began sharing with Rick how GoodSeed tools were designed for those who were biblically illiterate. She also described how visual aids were a significant part of the teaching and how their use would help those with learning challenges grasp the central message of the Bible.

Rick was excited. He believed that the GoodSeed resources would provide the kind of help he needed. So, Justine made arrangements to ship sufficient supplies of the Worldview Rethink tools to her brother—everything from books, workbooks to the visual aids. Right now, Rick is in the middle of a Bible study course. Justine is praying hard for the group and waiting with great anticipation to see what God will do through Rick in this difficult, yet God-honouring, opportunity.

When Justine called to share her story, we were reminded of the apostle Paul in the book of Acts and how he continued to share the gospel message—even while in prison.

Please pray for Rick and for the men he is leading in the study.

(*Names changed as per GoodSeed policy.)

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