Last night I graduated from the Chaplains Training Academy at Only Hope Prison Ministries. It has been eighteen months of intensive study and application.
Rich Hines, the main instructor, concluded the evening with
I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with [a]great patience and instruction. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. 5 But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. – 2 Timothy 4:1-5 NASB
Thank you for calling me to this work. May I always speak Your truth to those who you put in my path.