In a heartwarming display of compassion and faith, US football star, Russell Wilson, visited a maximum-security prison to preach the gospel and share his message of hope with the inmates. The result was nothing short of miraculous, as 27 prisoners reportedly gave their lives to Christ
Wilson, who is the quarterback for the Denver Broncos, has long been known for his devout Christian faith and his desire to share it with others. He had visited the Everglades Correctional Facility in Miami with his wife, American singer Ciara. There, about 300 inmates had gathered to listen to the gospel and about 27 gave their lives to Christ after the sermon.
The football star had preached from the book of Isaiah and his wife sang the popular worship, “Waymaker”, alongside a band made up of the inmates.
In a post by Wilson on Facebook, he said; “Lord there’s nothing better than YOU!!!
“Over 300 Maximum Prison Inmates worshipping Jesus! His Grace and Spirit is overwhelming in the midst of mistakes He still loves and forgives.
“’For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.’ – John 3:17 NIV”
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The prison, which houses some of the most dangerous criminals in the state, was filled with men who had been convicted of serious crimes, including murder, assault, and robbery. But Wilson didn’t let that deter him from sharing his message of love and redemption.
During his hour-long sermon, Wilson spoke about his own struggles and how his faith had helped him overcome them. He encouraged the inmates to turn their lives around and seek forgiveness, telling them that God’s love was available to them no matter what they had done. The response was overwhelming, as 27 prisoners reportedly made a decision to accept Christ into their lives. Many of them were moved to tears as they heard Wilson’s words and felt the power of the Holy Spirit.
Wilson’s visit to the prison is a powerful reminder of the transformative power of faith and the importance of sharing it with others, no matter where they are or what they have done.