Setting the Prisoner Free
Radio 4VEH Reaches Beyond Prison Walls to Transform Lives
By Kate Michel, Radio 4VEH
Macksen says, “God changed my life through the ministry of Radio 4VEH and Pastor Bade Simeon. Radio 4VEH does a lot for me with its Morning Meditation program. Pastor Bade is my spiritual father. I was a drug addict, but now I am a strong Christian because of the ministry of Radio 4VEH.”
Production Director at Radio 4VEH, Pastor Bade Siméon, presents the 5:00 a.m. program, Morning Meditation. Pastor Bade recently shared this story from a listener:
“Macksen used to be a bandit – a dangerous criminal who was a threat to society. He smoked, drank and did drugs. Eventually, his life of crime caught up with him, and the police tried to arrest him. The three police officers who arrived at his house were unprepared for this black-belt karate expert and had to leave when they realized they couldn’t match Macksen’s skills. The police chief then sent 22 heavily-armed police officers who struggled, but managed to arrest Macksen.
With the crimes he had committed, he was going to prison for a long time.While in prison, he overheard Morning Meditation, the radio program I present on Radio 4VEH. He began listening every morning, and his heart softened.
Some time later, I was given the opportunity to preach at the prison where Macksen was held, and I shared with the prisoners from Romans 10:13 that “anyone who calls on the name of Jesus will be saved!” Macksen began to think, “I am in prison for the rest of my life for what I have done on this earth. If I do not accept Jesus, I will be in prison for all of eternity.”
A few days later, Macksen accepted Jesus as his Savior.
Today, this man rejoices in his new life in Christ. Wherever he goes, he carries a Bible with two photos inside: one before he went to prison, with long dreadlocks, a joint in his hand, living on the streets; the other photo is a cleaned-up Macksen, both inside and out.