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Lopez Unit Outreach
Choose To Change
Lopez Unit in Edinburg, Texas
Choose to Change is a non-profit organization that was set up by Orlando Salinas, and it’s mission is to go into prisons, and reach prisoners for Jesus who are currently incarcerated and those who have recently been released known as “parolees.”
On May 16, 2015, Choose to Change, Twice Dead Ministries and The Door CFM were granted permission to go into the Lopez Unit in Edinburg Texas, and present the Life-Changing message of Jesus Christ. The gospel message was delivered through live music/concert and true-life testimonies by those who have been in the prisoner’s shoes before and by family members who’s had a loved one was in jail.
This Prison Invasion team consisted of 15 church volunteers, two rap groups; Cross Heroes and Reggaeton, powerful testimonies from Pastor Roman Gutierrez, Orlando & Isabel Salinas, Rudy Cordova, and Danny Garza. This outreach had such a great impact towards the prisoners, because it gave them something that they haven’t experienced before.
When it came to the testimonies, many of the prisoners broke into tears. Hearing testimonies from “born-again ex-prisoners” and family members that have gone through the situations moved many of these men.
According to Orlando Salinas, about 200 prisoners prayed accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Orlando then challenged the inmates to make a choice to make a difference in their lives and about 95% stood up making that powerful decision.
God moves in many ways. The Choose to Change ministry is another tool that is used to win souls in places, that people never thought were reachable.