I’m in jail for lewd acts. I was accused of rape. I am nervous having to face these charges alone with no one here with me to make an important decision about my life. A wrong decision could put me away for life. My first two months I had no one to call. I didn’t have my mom or dad. Then I saw the chaplain. The first time I came to the chaplain I learned about the gospel. The chaplain helped me draw closer to God. I could feel it in my bones with the warmth and then my tears started. I tried not to cry but before I felt alone and scared. I knew I was not going home. Now I am grateful that the chaplain helped me to see God’s love because I needed help seeing His love. I was alone so I thank God for sending the chaplain.
I wound up in this facility because I gave in to anger and I stabbed someone and hit them with a sledgehammer. I ran for a month but then I turned myself in. When I went to the chaplain for the first time I started to cry and I told the chaplain everything I did and what was going on. I was in a bad state of depression.
I was so sad and angry at myself that I wanted to kill myself. I went to the chaplain and found help. I got saved and I started to pray. They wanted to charge me as an adult. The Lord must have heard me and gave me a second chance to start new and change my ways. The Lord did bring me here for a reason and I started praying and change. I have been reading in the Bible and one verse really stands out to me, Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; Do not be afraid; nor be dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” That is the verse I read when I am feeling bad. The Lord heard me and He gave me a second chance to be better and change my ways. He is also helping me change and become the man I am supposed to be. I couldn’t have done it without the chaplain. The chaplain pointed me in the right direction.