The Journey Continues: Gerald Brown & the Miracle Prayer

The Miracle Prayer. Photo COURTESY OF JIM LANNING

My journey this week reminded me of the privilege and importance of sharing the gospel of the good news of Jesus Christ.

My favorite tract is the Miracle Prayer, 15,000 copies of this prayer have been distributed by members of Redwood Baptist Church over the past 14 years. It was first given to us by Gerald Brown, a “BISM” – or Born in San Marcos – who is licensed to preach the gospel message. As a part of the outreach ministry, the Miracle Prayer has been distributed to the Austin Baptist Family Ministry’s soup kitchen, to the Baptist Children and Family Services in San Antonio, to the Southside Community Center’s Homeless shelter, to the mission churches in Texas and Mexico and the Taqueria Mazatlán and bus station in San Marcos – where up to 30 buses a day make a rest stop between Monterrey, Mexico and Chicago.

Brown is steadfast. His life verses are III John 1:2. “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” And John 16:33, “I have told you these things so that you can have peace, in this world you shall have trouble, but do not fear for I have overcome the world.” Brown said “It is important to care for physical needs as well as spiritual needs. One must feel folks’ pain before one can effectively minister.”

Brown is very concerned about addictions and the desire of his heart is to establish a residential treatment center in our community. He is a member of the board of the San Marcos Housing Authority and attends church at New Hope Baptist. His mother Ora Wilson and his sister Brenda Dutchover also live in San Marcos.

To obtain a copy of the Miracle Prayer in Spanish contact email or call 512-216-9519.

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