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Jordan’s Story

Jordan was suicidal in prison — until he was given a Bible. Read about the transformative change in his life that he experienced after encountering Jesus.

I’ve made bad choices that brought me to prison for the first time. I’ve been locked up since 2017, and still have another 12 months to go.

During my life, I put God away. I know no one in prison, and I had no money for long distance calls to call my family or kids. I became depressed to the point of being suicidal — until I was given a Bible.

It took me a while to open it and start reading. Then, a friend I met in prison introduced me to Bible study. I asked God to come into my life, and bring me into His.

I was praying for a shorter sentence. It never came, but I realized that God is with me. It’s been 14 months since they locked me up, but after I started believing in God, my days changed.

They used to be long — very long — and depressing. Now, I find they go by quickly. I wish I could have four or five Crossroads lessons at a time. I love doing Bible studies!

I am a different person now. God is helping me. Thank you God.

I was praying for a shorter sentence. It never came, but I realized that God is with me.

(The student’s name has been changed to protect his privacy. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash.)

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