Former NFL player Tim Tebow visits a prison to share the hope of Jesus with inmates at a maximum-security prison.
Alfred Hughes Prison Maximum-Security Prison
Tim surprised everyone when he visited a maximum-security prison after speaking at a pro-life event in Waco, Texas. He took to Instagram to share his joy from the experience with the inmates he now calls “brothers”.
“So grateful to spend time with my new brothers in Christ at Alfred Hughes Prison and encouraging them in the hope that Jesus brings,” Tim wrote.
Sharing The Gospel With Inmates
Alfred D. Hughes Unit in Gatesville, Texas is a maximum-security prison that has over 2,000 inmates. The ESPN football analyst met with a group of inmates at the prison to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He also fellowshipped with them and even joined in a push-up competition in which he lost 84-71.
“Honestly it’s one of my favorite things to do on this earth,” Tim said. “I know it sounds weird, going to prison, but man I just feel like it’s something God put on my heart a long time ago and He said, ‘Hey, most of the world forgot about them, but you don’t forget.’ So I try not to forget. I try to get with them and share the hope that we have in our faith, to share encouragement … how they matter to me but more importantly how they matter to God.”
Inmates Grow Closer To God
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We had fun, but I got smoked! So encouraged by what God is doing at Alfred Hughes prison and grateful for the time spent with my new brothers in Christ today! Excited to see how they will use their lives for the Kingdom as the grow closer to God and encourage others to live in faith! Thank you to the Warden and the entire staff- thank you for opening your doors and letting us love on your boys today!
The visit happened on October 3 when Tim spent five hours with the inmates. He even spent some time one-on-one talking with those that are not allowed to be in a group setting.
“Excited to see how they will use their lives for the Kingdom as they grow closer to God and encourage others to live in faith.”
Reference: The Christian Post