Alabama Crusade Day Two

October 12, 2015

Day 2 was spent at Ventress Correctional Facility in Bessemer, AL.  The initial atmosphere was very stern.  The correctional officer who led us around was very serious and made sure that we understood our boundaries while within the prison.  Their jobs are very important and he made sure that we understood that we had to stay within the the confines of the softball field only and not wander about the…


Alabama Crusade Day One

October 8, 2015

We had a great first day of the Crusade at Donaldson Correctional Facility!  We had a mandatory training class at the prison yesterday morning. Since we were able to get done with the training early,  we were able to get an unexpected game in the first half of the day. We won the game and handed out 240 Gospels in the process. One of the inmates I talked to was…


Alabama Crusade Starts Today!

October 6, 2015

Today I am leaving for a 5 day trip to Alabama to minister and play in 8 different prisons in 5 days with the Saints Prison Ministry.  I would very much appreciate the prayer support for myself and the 14 other men who will be on the trip. Here are a few very specific prayer requests for our team: Traveling Mercies–  Guys are coming from every which way to be on this…


Heart of Dixie Crusade One Week Away

September 30, 2015

The fall and final Saints Crusade of 2015 is one week away!  This will be my 8th Crusade since becoming part of the ministry in 2011.  We will be visiting 8 different facilities in 5 days. As always, I am excited to be part of a Crusade. On the field this will be a long, tough trip but the opportunity to share the Gospel with this many men will be awesome!…


Illinois Saints season comes to an end

September 25, 2015

Another Illinois Saints Season comes to a close. The 2015 Central Illinois Saints softball season came to an end one visit early as scheduling for our last prison visit on September 19th fell through.  This season was challenging at times with cancellations, last minute changes, and rain (lots of it!).  Despite the challenges, this was by far the best season we have had in our brief four year existence as…


Playing in a Tournament vs Playing in Prison

September 6, 2015

Several of my Central Illinois Saints teammates and I are playing in a benefit for MDA softball tournament this weekend. The tournament runs 72 hours straight and we are waiting for our 2nd game to start at midnight! Last night was a blast as we won 15-5. As fun as it was to play and especial ly win, I still had an empty feeling as I was driving home. It…