Two New Prisons and Chicago Style Softball!

Saints head to Jacksonville CC and Pittsfield Work Camp

August 22nd will be our 4th prison visit of the season and we will be heading to two prisons that we have never been to before:  Jacksonville Correctional Center and Pittsfield Work Camp 

In a new twist, we will be playing a type of softball that we are not normally used to.  We will be playing 16″ Chicago Style softball.  This type of softball is bigger and often requires no fielding gloves!  Please keep our team in prayer as we will play 4 games in these two facilities.

Overall we are anticipating that we will see around 450 men between these two facilities!  Pray that God works in the lives of the men there as we share the Gospel!


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Here is some information about 16″ Softball



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  • Our trip to Danville in July was great!  We played four softball games and went 2-2 on the field, handed out 316 Gospels of John, and saw 29 men make decisions to follow Jesus.  
  • Big shout out to our Regional Director, Jimmy Cochran, who worked hard to get Jacksonville and Pittsfield on the schedule!  Praise God for the network of folks who put this together!
  • I am thankful for all of the encouragement and support from my family.  The kids have been helping me throw the 16″ ball around the yard!  
  • I am very thankful for the encouraging feedback from my supporting church and my individual supporters this season!  
Prayer Requests
  • Please pray for our upcoming visit to Jacksonville and Pittsfield!
    • Pray for the salvation of the inmates
    • Pray for safety as we travel
    • Pray for the safety of our families at home
    • Pray for the speakers who will be sharing the Gospel
    • Pray for the endurance of the Missionary Athletes. Playing this new style of softball will be fun but without a doubt will be frustrating at times!  We really want to be competitive enough so that we can earn the respect of the inmates.  
  • Please pray that even more Illinois and Midwest prisons will open their doors and allow us to come in and share our ministry!
  • Please pray for a former inmate named Keith.  He needs prayer for continued growth and for his transition back into a life outside of prison.  Pray that he gets a good community of Christian friends

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