On June 6th fourteen volunteers from three different churches held services at the Mountain View Prison Unit in Gatesville, TX. The chaplain at this facility is apostolic which is a great blessing.
Upon arrival we were split into groups of four people which went into the women's cell blocks to ministered to them thru the bars.
Sister Della Steele and I were the only two people allowed into Death Row. At the present time, there are only seven women on Death Row, only three of those women came to our service. The three were allowed out of their cells and into a day room where we were given a little less than an hour to minister. During this service one of the three ladies received the Holy Ghost and all three said they would fill out the I-60 form requesting to be baptized in Jesus name. Our hearts were so touched by one lady in the service who is scheduled for execution in September. She cried and really sought for the Holy Ghost but did not receive it. Please pray for her.
After all of the groups ministered in the cell blocks and we had ministered on death row, we gathered in the main chapel for another service of approximately 200 women. During this service an additional twelve women received the Holy Ghost. The chaplain told all of the men that we were not allowed to touch any of the women at all. We could pray for them but couldn't touch them in any way. The first three women I prayed for, as I placed my hands behind my back, all three received the Holy Ghost. God has no limits and is not limited by what we think He should do.
While we were having our service with the 200 women four of our volunteers were in a different day room, within the prison, holding another service with twenty women. One of them also received the Holy Ghost.
So far this year our group from the Austin area has seen 114 men and women receive the Holy Ghost. We are believing great things for the rest of the year.
Chaplain Steve Miller
Note picture above not from Mountain View Prison Unit in Gatesville, TX but representative of wome in prison