2017 Louisiana Crusade Day 5

March 26, 2017

My personal threshold for enduring trips like these are generally three days.  After three days, I am no longer running at full mental capacity and the physical ailments start to become a distraction.  It is hard to be sharp in a conversation because you are thinking about what time flights leave and seeing your family when you get home.  Still, regardless of how sharp or dull our senses are, Day…

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2017 Louisiana Crusade Day 4

March 26, 2017

Day four of the trip was the busiest day.  We saw three different groups of men and had the opportunity to share the Gospel with each of them. The first group we visited with was Camp J which was also called a Trustees Camp.  the men there have years of good behavior and the security isn’t as high as other parts of the prison.  The men there did an excellent…

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2017 Louisiana Crusade Day 3

March 20, 2017

Until I go home to meet Jesus, I will never fully understand the sacrifice that He made for me.  We had the opportunity to visit the prison museum and gift shop.  Inside the museum is the Electric Chair, nicknamed Gruesome Gertie, that was used for several executions over the years.  I stood and looked at it for a couple of minutes pondering the reality of what it was used for….

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2017 Louisiana Crusade Day 2

March 17, 2017

Yesterday we started our day by making our only non-Angola visit to Dixon Correctional Institution.  We played a very competitive softball team and split two games.  During our ministry time, Tim Travis shared his testimony with the men in the yard while Dave “Cogs” Cogliano shared the Gospel with the men there.  During the ministry time I had an opportunity to talk with a guy who knew the Lord but…

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2017 Louisiana Crusade Day 1

March 16, 2017

Yesterday’s journeys took us through Peoria, Dallas, Baton Rouge, a Best Western in St. Francisville, and finally concluded at the front gates of Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana.  The last time we were in Angola, we were there for a brief visit on a rainy Sunday morning.  Yesterday we got the opportunity to play two softball games and visit with 40 guys. On the softball side of things we…

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