Tennessee church sends love to prisoners through Valentines

Waverly, Tennessee

It all started about 10 years ago when Tish Ladd, a member of Waverly, Tennessee, Church of the Nazarene, told Pastor Daron Brown, “I feel like I need to go to the jail.” His shocked expression caused her to quickly add, “I feel like God is nudging me to go pray with the women.” 

Thus a jail ministry began every Tuesday night with the women in the Humphreys County Jail. Other ladies joined Tish and for eights years they faithfully went every week to pray and share God’s Word. God blessed the ministry, and Pastor Brown was asked to baptize six of the women. It wasn’t possible to do it at the jail, but the administrator allowed the women to be taken to the church on a weekday to use the baptistery. It was no doubt a poignant moment as women in their shackles testified to being freed from their chains of sin.

For the rest of the story, see Engage magazine.

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