VICTORY FOR TROUBLED YOUTH
VICTORY BEHIND BARS
Greetings dear friends and supporters, the Lord Jesus Christ is my God and my Saviour. I trust he is yours also. It is such a blessing to serve him. I thank him daily for putting me into the ministry. And, by his amazing grace the ministry goes on.
Down in Troy, AL at the Pike County jail, I know that not all those who profess to know Jesus Christ, actually know him. But sometimes he lets us see fruit. One of the young men that got saved about 6 months ago is now a trustee. The other day when I was there, he and I were fellowshipping, and he pointed to the cell where he got saved…testifying to one in that cell. It’s such a blessing to see the Lord work in fellows like that.
We continue to go to the Dallas County Jail in Selma on Wednesday nights. The number who comes to the service varies. Sometimes there will be 5, sometimes 12-15. The staff there determines who comes. Pray for that work. We also go to Selma on Friday nights to the juvenile center there. It has boys and sometimes girls. I love seeing their eyes open to the truth that is in Jesus Christ.
On Sunday mornings we go to the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center…going in there at 8:30AM. They have them divided into two groups. So we need two preachers…and sometimes there’s only one. Pray for helpers in this work.
Mondays we still go to the Pike County Jail in Troy…going in at 2PM. I usually come out around 3:30, then drive back home, and at 6:30 go to the juvenile center in Prattville, AL. Tuesday nights we’re back at Mt. Meigs Juvenile Center in north Montgomery.
We’ve contacted the Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent, AL. Pray the Lord opens the door there. There are about 2000 inmates there.
Finally, continue to pray for my wife. She still has those ocular migraines They seem to come about once a month. Because of this she does not drive.
Also, here in the south, where we are parked most of the time now, we don’t have as much concern about heating as those up north. Here it’s trying to keep cool that we work on. In light of that, we got an estimate to build a pole barn over our trailer. This will greatly reduce our cooling bills in the hot months. We’d like to get this thing build before the hot months are upon us. The estimate is $5000.00. We’ve created a savings account for this. If you wish to help, just designate on your check VFTY Barn Fund. Every penny sent for that will go to getting the barn built.
Our contact info remains the same:
Support: Victory for Troubled Youth, PO Box 1090, Millbrook, AL 36054
Direct mail to us: 333 Driver Road, Deatsville, AL 36022
Sending church: Victory Baptist Church, Millbrook, AL. Joey Byrd, pastor
Phone numbers: church, 334 285 5082. Ralph (R.E.) Stokes 704-798-9906. Sandy Stokes 205-217-2773.
Note that Sandy’s number has changed.
Thank you all so much for your support and prayers.
Ralph and Sandy Stokes