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God Uses Ordinary People - Cheauvon's Story

Cheauvon BrownOver 2,000 incarcerated women in California are reached monthly through the unconditional love and Christian fellowship of the California Aglow International Prison/Jail Ministry Team. Each woman is precious to the Lord who works mightily on their behalf to bring freedom to each area of their lives. Isaiah 61:7 says that for their shame, they will have a double portion, and instead of humiliation they will shout for joy and everlasting joy will be theirs.

Cheauvon Brown is a woman whose heart was changed while she was incarcerated in Valley State Prison. When she first arrived in prison, she was filled with a deep, crippling sorrow that was destroying her life. As she heard the gospel, she called upon Jesus to be her Lord and Savior and in her own words, “God pulled me up with His mighty arm and removed all burdens from me. He poured out healing and restoration. Now, my heart’s desire is to help other women find hope.”

Cheauvon said, “Prison can be a very dark place. There is a lot of depression. Many women are caught in dysfunctional cycles of domestic violence and bad relationships. They lose sight of who they are and many have lost their children.”

“God gave me a heart for these hurting mothers and because of His great work in my life; I am able to help them see their families restored. Genesis 50:20 says, You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. God uses His Word to break the yokes of bondage that life brings.”

“Today my life revolves around healing, restoration, and recovering my two children. I stay connected to the positive circle of influence that the Lord gave me – my church, different organizations that I am affiliated with, and the one ministry I really grew under, Aglow Prison Ministry.”

“My ongoing goal is to continue my education so I can grow and help others. I hope to receive my Associates Degree in Human Service this year. My life is dedicated to being His servant in all areas of my life. If my hardships and trials can help bring one person to the Kingdom of Heaven than my mission is accomplished.”

To learn how to start an Aglow International ministry in your local jail or prison, contact Kathy Johnston, Aglow International’s Prison Resource Person, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..