How Cyrus Met Jesus in Prison

June 19, 2020

We received this letter from a prisoner named Cyrus. He is serving a five-year sentence for a robbery he committed in 2012. Then he added, “I was young and strung out on drugs.”

His testimony reminds me of the biblical Cyrus, the king of Persia, whom God used to bring the Jews home from Babylon at the end of their 70 years of exile. In Isaiah 44:28, God calls him “my shepherd,” and in Isaiah 45:1, the Lord calls him “my anointed.”

Cyrus is a fine name for a man who finds Christ in prison. I hope you will pray for him. He closed his note by thanking me again for An Anchor for the Soul, and then added, “Glory to God as well!”

Remember to pray for the prisoners (Hebrews 13:3). God is at work behind prison bars!

A few months ago I asked you to pray about our Anchor outreach to the ICE detention centers. Here are the current distribution totals:

97 boxes of Spanish Anchor = 8536 copies.
80 boxes of English Anchor = 8000 copies.

This ministry goes forward because of your prayers and your gifts.

I agree with Cyrus. Glory to God as well!

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