WILLS POINT, TX – Explore a GFA World Pastor’s inspiring journey of perseverance and faith, leading to the remarkable prison church building, transforming lives behind bars.
Pastor Champak has a vision for his ministry. His mission field: a local prison.
Champak has had this prison on his heart for many years. He prayed and fasted and then approached the authorities for permission to visit with the prisoners, but they denied his request. However, Champak didn’t give up, but continued to ask the prison chief for an opportunity to minister to the prisoners. God rewarded his perseverance, and he was allowed to begin working with them. After Champak had been sharing the love of Jesus with the inmates for only a few days, God began moving in hearts and several prisoners decided to follow Him.
Pastor Champak continued to visit and encourage the prisoners daily. As they saw God’s love for them in action, many more decided to embrace Jesus.
Church Needed. Location: Prison.
The new believers soon had a dilemma. With their growing numbers, they needed a place to worship. Pastor Champak noticed there was a temple in the prison for worship of the gods and goddesses, and he wanted the believers to have achurch building. He again took his burden to the Lord for direction. As he prayed, God gave him the courage to approach the authorities with another request: to build a church inside the prison. After a few months, they finally said yes.
When a congregation lacks a permanent structure for worship, it can hinder an entire community from learning about God’s gift of His Son. Learn more how to help provide church buildings through GFA World that welcome communities to seek Christ.
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