When I first met Kortny, she was sitting in the darkness of her prison unit lamenting that “the spiritual sickness in this prison is through the roof and it breaks my heart.” Although she was also lamenting the fact that she had “no like-minded person to talk with,” she was well aware that the LORD was with her and that the LORD is the one light that could break through this present darkness and alleviate the spiritual sickness.
Determined to make good use of her time in prison, Kortny engaged in a degree program in electronics (earning “straight A’s”) so that she would be prepared for life after prison. But that was not enough for Kortny; she felt the strong urge to address the present darkness of the prison and serve the LORD right where she was. Miraculously she began to feel the LORD leading her to start a peer-led Bible study on her unit. Miraculously, one by one, five ladies joined her for Bible study, prayer and worship. Also, aware that God’s Word is a powerful source in a dark place, she began posting beautiful scripture cards on the door of her room so they could be shared by all and “so that we are surrounded by the Word.”
The LORD calls us to be light in this dark world. With humbleness of spirit, Kortny has answered God’s call on her life. God is using Kortny in a powerful way, changing the atmosphere in her living space by shedding His light in a very dark place.