Rejoicing with the angels in heaven
A little over a month ago, Baby K's father tried to take his own life after he had sat in a prison cell for over 6 months with no visits from family or friends. Little did he know that God had reached down from heaven to call one of the most unlikely people to go and minister to this man. The week of his suicide attempt, I felt an extreme sense of urgency to get Seth to the prison to speak with him. Seth had a very hard heart towards Baby K's dad which was understandable due to the reason he was in prison. God performed a work in his heart though and in a very short time created compassion from hate. Seth has been to visit him about 5 times now and each time we are blessed with stories of changes in his life.
Today, Seth and two men from his men's group went to visit Baby K's dad and two other prisoners. These two other prisoners are 18 and 23 years old. They told the men's group that they had seen such dramatic changes in Baby K's dad after Seth's visits, that they wanted to receive visits and prayer as well. These are two men who are in prison for violent crimes. What an amazing God we serve that we get to be a part of this. I am in awe. I told Seth tonight that if nothing good came out of us fostering after this point, the changes in the lives of these men are all worth it. Also today, Baby K's dad officially told Seth that he accepted our Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior and is now following Him. Instead of dying 6 weeks ago, Baby K's dad has been reborn in Christ with new hope and a new mission. I can't believe I get to tell a story like this. God is so good. Please continue to lift our family, Baby K's dad and now these other two prisoners up in prayer.
"I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent." Luke 15:7