Dr. Anthony Allen, the outstanding President of Hannibal-LaGrange University in Mark Twain’s Hannibal, MO, adds light about this unfolding work of God … and how his fine school is becoming a great resource for advancing the Kingdom of God through this open door. See www.hlg.edu.com.
This surprising work of God was seen in the violent prison in Louisiana at Angola.
Revival broke out! Prisoners became examples of the truth from the Bible: “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. … He (God) made Him (Jesus Christ) who knew no sin to be sin in our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.“ (II Corinthians 5:17, 21); and “… the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.” (I John 1:7)
And “… (God) gave [called] some as apostles, some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints (those who belong by faith to Jesus) for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11 – 13)
And for those in prison, the application of these truths continues. In the case if Angola, the violence by those involved in the Angola revival was greatly reduced!
Prisoners were so changed that those involved in ministry were factors in the reduced violence. Prison wardens in other states requested that some Angola prisoners be transferred to their location!
And a very fine Christian school in Missouri, Hannibal-Lagrange University, is formalizing and seeking financing for a degree that will train, educate, prisoners and others who have been cleansed, transformed, and called of God to serve Jesus in prison. The next move for some of those so described … will be to Heaven. Some will never be released here on this earth.
I first read about this action of Hannibal-LaGrange University on the front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
I (HHH) was privileged to be a board member of HLG for 20 years … and our only daughter, Karis Hendrick Burritt was a graduate there, being selected as “Homecoming Queen” at the time.
Links to Related recordings from the past …
To hear … “Dr. Henry Blackaby (‘Experiencing God’); regarding his visits to joyful Angola Prisoners’ on death row!” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2013/09/26/dr-henry-blackaby-experiencing-god-re-his-visits-to-joyful-angola-prisoners-on-death-row/ ;
To hear … “Pastor Phil Brownlee in St. Louis County jail listened hours a day to Bible teaching on Bott Radio Network” (See www.bottradionetwork.com) … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/08/24/pastor-phil-brownlee-in-stl-county-jail-listened-hours-a-day-to-bible-teaching-on-bott-radio-network/;
To hear … “Dale Pugh: defiant, by 17 arrested 5 times, “called on God from jail.” Now living in joy, purpose” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/08/13/dale-pugh-defiant-by-17-arrested-5-times-called-on-god-from-jail-now-living-in-joy-purpose/
To hear … “Filipino prison pastor Benjamin Amar makes beautiful art with tuna can lids, lit candle, and melted crayons” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2014/05/30/filipino-prison-pastor-benjamin-amar-makes-beautiful-art-w-tuna-can-lid-lit-candle-melted-crayons/;
To hear … “Jim Morrison of Oklahoma: 37-years pointing students to Jesus; now taking hope to the depressed in jail” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2013/12/10/jim-morrison-of-oklahoma-37-years-pointing-students-to-jesus-now-taking-hope-to-depressed-in-jail/;
To hear … “Tino Wallenda (of the ‘Flying Wallendas’ – www.wallenda.com) using high wire skills in prison ministry” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/07/30/tino-wallenda-flying-wallendas-www-wallenda-com-using-high-wire-skills-in-prison-ministry/ ;
To hear … “Joyful speaker Jayne Patton encourages women. assemblies, prisoners; helps for our ‘Quiet Times’”… click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/12/23/joyful-speaker-jayne-patton-encourages-women-assemblies-prisoners-helps-for-our-quiet-times/ ; … and …
To hear … “Mary Kay Beard, transformed in prison, began Angel Tree; gifts for 6 million children of prisoners” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2009/12/01/mary-kay-beard-transformed-in-prison-began-angel-tree-gifts-for-6-million-children-of-prisoners/.