This past week the men at Richland Correctional where I teach were told that they would not be allowed to lead Bible studies anymore.
Prior to this the Fellowship of Christian Athletes program had several Bible studies that they conducted throughout the compound, resulting in many men being discipled in the fear of God.
Pressure was put upon them several weeks ago, requiring them to have an "outside sponsor" (a volunteer from the outside who would come and sit in on the classes) in order to have a study. While a few of the studies were able to continue, many studies had to stop.
This past week all inmate led studies were halted altogether. Men were told that they may not lead a Bible study at all and the outside sponsors were prohibited from coming in to attend their scheduled classes.
Please join me in praying that this would be overturned.
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