Pastor William Quiñones took on a challenging new job. He’s the chaplain at a maximum-security detention centre in Guatemala City. William started with big plans to talk to the prisoners about Jesus. God wanted him to listen first as he explains...
I’ll never forget the afternoon of my first contact with those young gang members in the local prison. There were 90 children kept in little more than cages. They were all giving me challenging and intimidating looks. The walls were covered in graffiti. The environment was tense, dark and oppressive.
For me, that first meeting was an incredible mix of feelings and sensations.
I took the Bible with me, ready to share the gospel with this group of gang members and criminals.
But somehow, their penetrating looks completely changed my previous ideas about evangelism. I remembered the advice of a friend: don’t talk, listen.