An Interview with Mary Lou

Mary Lou Mikel

Where Do You Serve?
Good News Jail Ministry

What Do You Do While There?
As part of this group I meet with other dedicated Christians to correct and grade bible studies one chapter at a time provided for those in jail by Good News Jail Ministry.

What Do You Enjoy About Your Experience?
I most enjoy responding to the questions at the end of the testing: "Explain in your own words the message in this chapter." and "How does this apply to your life?" I have been blessed to read honest accounts of lives from all educational, cultural and spiritual backgrounds who are seeking to know and to apply or re-apply Gods Word to their lives. I have the opportunity to clarify when needed and always to encourage them with Gods love and forgiveness and my concern for a fellow sinner also saved by His grace.

Any Other Comments?
The lessons are based upon the King James Version of the Bible. Many prisoners do better with the New Translations. There has been little or no change since this program was first begun. However, it is valuable even in its present form.

We are praying and would appreciate the Church to pray for more interest in the prison community to seek God in His unchanging Word.


Interested in becoming a lesson grader like Mary Lou, or leading a project to develop a new curriculum for the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry?  
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