God At Work Through IM

Precious In God’s Sight

Precious In God’s Sight

As a hospital chaplain, I have visited people from numerous Christian denominations and non-Christian belief systems. I have ministered to people of different races, of different cultures, of various sexual preferences, and even several transgender people. As a hospital chaplain, I strive to accept each individual as a fellow human being deserving of dignity, equality, and respect. 

The Evil I Do Not Want to Do

The Evil I Do Not Want to Do

John is a WELS Member who has been incarcerated for most of his adult life. I first met John when he joined our Bible study at the prison to which he had been transferred. While he has been at several prisons at which I do not serve, I now meet with him regularly to study God’s Word.

Prayer

Prayer

“It worked!” Martina said excitedly when I came back to the jail for our second visit. Last week, Martina had told me about her dilemma.

Softball with God

Softball with God

“You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth?” (Gal. 5:7)

Ina was a native American with great athletic skills who loved to play softball. However, when her doctor told her that she could no longer play ball, she became very discouraged, lost hope, and attempted suicide. While she was in the hospital, I was asked to help.

Hills and Valleys

Hills and Valleys

Each week, I prepare a song and a few Bible verses to share with the group I meet with in prison, and then I look forward to seeing what God will make of our time together.

Four Years of Fighting Cancer

Four Years of Fighting Cancer

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish? (Psalm 22:1).

Before Jesus spoke these words from the cross, they were spoken by a shepherd boy turned King. When I hear David cry out in anguish these words strike home. While I can’t relate to him as a King and all the strange events in his life, I can empathize with his anguish. At least three of his children have died. Another was raped by her stepbrother. 

Ministry Behind the Walls

Institutional Ministries is a nonprofit organization established in 1901 that carries out behind-the-walls ministry by shining the light of Jesus’ love into hearts.