From staff reports
Some people pass by prisons as they go about their lives, probably never giving any thought to the inmates and staff behind the walls.
Those involved in the Winston County Prison Ministry not only pray for the inmates and staff, they visit correctional facilities to give a short course in Christianity and give inmates a way to discover God in their life.
The Winston County Prison Ministry uses volunteers to spread the message of Christ. Joe Wylie a volunteer Bible teacher at the Winston Choctaw County Correctional Facility helps organize the 5th Sunday services.
“It’s about trying to show the love of Jesus,” Wylie said.
During the Sept. 29 event, the 7 volunteer team members meet with between 21 inmates who all made public decisions for Jesus as part of their life.
Jonathan Peeples who serves as the Chaplain of the Correctional facility was on hand for the service and commitment by the inmates. Peeples and Wylie worked with David Hall a lay speaker from First Baptist church of Tupelo to bring the message to the prisoners. Lee Wylie, Chris Burks, James Hall and Eugene Beachum also of the First Baptist Church in Tupelo helped with the service.