Juan Carlos is in jail and he doesn’t speak a lick of English

Posted on by YFC Lincoln

Juan Carlos is in jail. I have no idea why. I am sure he did something that landed him in the juvenile detention center where he is undergoing a 30 day evaluation. I do know this. He is 15 and doesn’t speak a lick of English. Can you imagine the fear this young man must be experiencing? 15 years old, you don't speak the language, and you are being held in a detention facility.

Campus Life is in jail. Over the summer the majority of our staff are spending significant time at the detention center running 4 Campus Life clubs to reach every kid in the facility.

Today I was in jail. I went with one of our Campus Life teams because I heard about Juan Carlos and decided I’d dust off my Spanish to translate. For the most part it worked… there were certain words and phrases that I wasn’t able to translate well… but we made it through. And Juan Carlos is ecstatic for me to come back next week. I will probably surprise him and show up in the next day or two to begin talking about his spiritual journey and where he stands before god.

Pray for Juan Carlos. Pray for our Campus Life Team. Ask that God would give me the Spanish words I need to make sure that Juan Carlos hears the Good News!

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