Sunday, July 26, 2009

Yakima hot box

Jim Dixon, Wayne Orendorff, and I traveled to the Yakima County Jail for our Prisoners for Christ concert. It was 97 degrees outside and much hotter than that in the covered yard where we presented for 80 men and women from their Biblical Instruction Units.

I preached on "training for maturity" from Titus 2:12. I answered the question I presented to the men and women for right now, where we are--What does maturity as a Christian look like? The revealed truth trains us with details. We renounce and walk away from old ways. We turn and live to please God amidst the circumstances we are in.

"training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age"

We got there early so we'd be settled and had brunch at Mel's Diner, adjacent to the YCJ.

I will be at the Regional Justice Center in Kent during this coming week and then will go to Olympic Corrections Center in Forks with Jim Dixon on Saturday, August 1, as one of our monthly trips.

Previously, I wrote about attending court to support Joseph, at the RJC. The case has been in the news. Recently found "guilty" and sentenced to 18 years, Joseph consistently maintains his innocence. More evidence is "in discovery" so he remains in Kent. His lawyer filed an appeal. These things take years to unfold, often. I meet with Joseph a couple of times a week to encourage him and walk alongside him.

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