Pulaski State Prison, Hawkinsville, GA
In 2009, God called me (Suzy Varner), to minister at Pulaski State Prison. I began as part of the ministry team to Disciplemakers, a large, well-established women’s Bible study. In less than a year, God called out two Messianic inmates, Rachel and TIP.
The three of us prayed fervently for six weeks that The Father would raise up a Messianic congregation at Pulaski, despite thinking that the chances were slim since our group was so small. Miraculously, without anyone saying a word to the Chaplain, she announced to me that we were going to begin a Messianic congregation at Pulaski. Our joy overflowed as we realized that God was birthing something amazing.
Rachel, TIP and I began meeting weekly in September 2010, and we spent about nine months in deep discipleship. I sensed that God wanted to strongly equip Rachel and TIP to minister and reach out to the inmates and staff at Pulaski. These two ladies began taking Rabbi’s messages to everyone who will listen in the prison, and continue to do so today.
As a result of the Ruach’s wooing, and Rachel and TIP’s efforts, 14 inmates joined us. Over the years of meeting every week, news of Rabbi Greg’s powerful teaching of God’s Word has spread and we are maxed out with women on the waiting list, waiting sometimes for years before they can get in. I see letters frequently from women begging to be included. There is an air of joyful expectancy when we meet, and these women are so grateful to be learning Truth and putting it into practice.
We currently have a team of 6 women who visit them and bring them God’s love and encouragement every week. It is so heartwarming to us to see the transformation God is making in their lives, raising them up to be God’s ambassadors to carry his Light into the darkness of the prison. They are God’s special treasures who are hungry and thirsty for a face-to-face relationship with their ABBA, and we would go to the ends of the earth to help them discover that their Father God adores them.
Shalom and blessings!
Suzy Varner, Coordinator
Pulaski State Prison Ministry
People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.