Preach the word, in season and out of season
2 Timothy 4:2 (ASV 1901)
2preach the word; be urgent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
Annie was overwhelmed and full of despair in prison, doubting that she could survive the prison experience. But when she bumped into Corrie ten Boom, she was led to Christ and in place of despair, she found peace.
Corrie ten Boom spent her last week in prison witnessing to and teaching Oelie, a lonely fifteen-year-old about Jesus Christ. On the final night, Corrie is pleased to find out that her dreadful last week in Barrack 9 was not in vain as Oelie had indeed learned about the Saviour.
At a great personal risk, Maryam and Marziyeh committed themselves and their resources to traveling all over Iran evangelizing and distributing New Testament Bibles to random strangers. Even after they were eventually arrested, they continued their evangelism for Christ behind the four walls of prison.
Even before her missionary journey to Calabar, Mary Slessor was already doing Kingdom work. Her persuasive approach to sharing the gospel influenced some of her friends to also become foreign missionaries.
Brother Yeusung is challenged by a Christian sister's obedience of the Biblical injunction to preach in and out of seasons. He watched this sister on bus ride boldly declare the good news in John 3:16 (after her Bible was seized) to not just anyone but to an officer of the "Liberation Army"; a widely feared group.
Esther Chang risked treason by sharing the gospel with a dejected war veteran while still under investigation. That same day, her life changed completely - for the better!
Even though Brother Yun was imprisoned in Myanmar, he was still eager to preach the gospel and was excited to learn about four fellow Chinese men also imprisoned there. When he finally met them, he took the risk to share the gospel with them, eventually leading them to salvation and baptizing them in the prison's bathroom.
Geoffrey Bull led a man to Christ when the two of them arrived late for a program and could not go in.
In four days, with no single word uttered, Harlan Popov won the soul of a next door prisoner to Christ. This he did by taking advantage of the "Prison Telegraph" - an amazing wordless means of communication among prisoners.