Bring my soul out of prison…

    Bring my soul out of prison that I may praise your name. (PS 142:7a)

Don Price came from a family of bootleggers and thieves where doing “time” was normal. He was sent to the Indiana state prison after being shot and wounded in a bank safe cracking operation. His life-changing moment came during a prison chapel service where a blind girl sang “No one ever cared for me like Jesus” and her father preached about the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valleys. Once released from prison, Don led his father and a host of relatives to Jesus Christ. Sarah and I were introduced to Reverend Don Price in 1977. His vision for prison revivals became reality in 1979 at the prison in Smyrna, Delaware. Our young family provided the singing, Don preached, and a group of men from Delaware and Pennsylvania served as volunteers for the three-day revival. Don died suddenly at the age of 59 (1986) but his vision has now become his legacy through the multi-prison crusades. God has used Don’s vision to impact and plant purpose into literally thousands of volunteers through the years. Only heaven knows the actual impact of even one soul who not only receives salvation but gives his or her life to Jesus Christ.

~Nelson Coblentz