Author: Darryl

April 21-27

April 21-27

Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29b

Sunday, 21st: “On 3-10-19, I prayed for God to forgive me and accepted Jesus as my Savior. As my time draws closer for me to get out, I look back at the last 14 years I’ve wasted inside these prison walls. Yet now I know I waste not, because I live for God’s word. For years I had a very hard and hateful heart, but no longer and it feels so great! For many years I was a high-ranking member of the Aryan Brotherhood, but I stepped away from it. I know God has a bigger and better plan for me. I do want to tell as many people as possible how God changed my heart, life and ways. Respectively, Terry P…” (In March 2019, Terry’s mom phoned B.S.B.M. and requested studies be mailed to him.)

          Praise God – “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that One died for all, therefore all died.” (2 Cor. 5:14)! Pray Terry studies God’s word intently and passionately begins to share his faith in jail.

Monday, 22nd: “Friends in Christ, Can you all put me in your prayers? That they consider my hardship and grant me a transfer, so I am closer to my family and loved ones. Thank you all, Daniel G…” (He has been studying Bible courses with B.S.B.M. for 1 ½ years.)

          Praise God – “Remember those in prison as if you were bound with them, and those who are mistreated as if you were suffering with them.”(Heb. 13:3)! Pray Daniel patiently waits on the Lord, drawing near to Him daily.

Tuesday, 23rd: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Sara Z… (age 62) wrote: “That the only way to Heaven is by Jesus. Yes. 4-1-2019” (Her first 2 Bible lessons were mailed on March 29, 2019.)

          Praise God – “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.”(Romans 5:6)! Pray Sara keeps doing the lessons mailed to her. Pray she finds a Bible-teaching church to attend.

Wednesday, 24th: Penned, 4-11-19, in jail: “I am a person seeking to grow in the love of God. I don’t understand English. By God’s grace, my companion gave me your address to receive Bible studies. I have very little resources, if you can help with stamps. Your brother in Cristo, Juan M…”

          Praise God – “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not in vain.”(1 Cor. 15:10a)! Pray Juan gets his first mailing of Spanish lessons without any imposed mail restrictions by the jail.

Thursday, 25th: Sarah W… a hopeful new student sign-up, using B.S.B.M.’s website, wrote: “I would like to learn more so I can share His word with others.”

          Praise God – “Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest.”(Matt. 9:38)! Pray Sarah diligently and prayerfully studies God’s word, keeping in mind her goal to share the gospel.

Friday, 26th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Kimberly C… (age 52) wrote: “That God sent his only begotten son Jesus to die on the cross so that whosoever believes in him will have everlasting life. Yes. April 9, 2019” (Her 3rd mailing, of the first 2 Bible lessons, was resent on April 3, 2019. PTL!!!)

          Praise God – “He was delivered over to death for our trespasses and was raised to life for our justification.” (Romans 4:25)! Pray Kimberly does not hesitate to do what God has prompted her to do.

Saturday, 27th: Using B.S.B.M.’s website, awhile back, Walter N…, Chris & Cassey M…, Wayne & Eunice H…, Lacey L…, Manuel A… and Ray H… all requested Bible studies by mail. Also, awhile back, B.S.B.M. mailed each one their first lessons. We heard back from a few of them, but we didn’t for most, because they didn’t do their lessons and return the question pages to B.S.B.M. for processing. Well, last week they all requested to restart Bible studies again, using B.S.B.M.’s website. Praise God – “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, that He considered me faithful and appointed me to service.”(1 Tim. 1:12)! Pray B.S.B.M. serves hopeful students compassionately and wisely.

April 14-20

April 14-20

For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:5

Sunday, 14th: “My feet felt like I was standing in a bed of hot coals. The tips of my fingers were on fire. I’d been to so many foot doctors. They gave me meds. It didn’t help. Then I started running a fever, my lips started burning and lip sores on the inside popped up. I couldn’t keep my mind on anything. So, I finally went to a Neurologist and the meds he gave helped for 3 days. I got to go outside. I was so happy. I am sorry for telling you all this. Maybe you can pray. Gail B…”

          Praise God – “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,”(2 Corinthians 1:3)! Pray Gail meditates on Christ’s teaching and renews her inner strength daily.

Monday, 15th: A student asked for prayer: “This lesson was an eye opener, given the rough things I’m going through. I’ve been a mess… The courts plan to give my twin sons to their father, who’s been _____ of them. I pray everyday that God would give me an answer, so I can keep my sons. I felt this lesson was really good on a personal level. Could I please ask if you can pray for me and my twin sons? Thank you so very much! Marci M…”

          Praise God – “I call on You, O God, for You will answer me. Incline Your ear to me; hear my words.”(Psalm 17:6)! Pray Marci calls upon the Lord, surrenders her twins to His care, trusting Him to guide the court.

Tuesday, 16th: HAVE YOU RECEIVED JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New students George S… and Rosita A… each wrote: “Yes, 03-18-19” and “Yes, 03-28-19” (from Texas and Michigan)

          Praise God – “Therefore He is able to save completely those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them.”(Heb. 7:25)! Pray George & Rosita find Bible-teaching churches to attend.

Wednesday, 17th: He phoned BSBM last November to request Bible studies by mail and he’s studied diligently since then. Now, recently completing four lessons in his second course titled GOD’S WORD THE BIBLE, he shared: “Thank you for these Bible studies. It is a true blessing for me to gain the knowledge of God’s word. May God bless you all, Clarence H…”

          Praise God – “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance as our way of life.”(Ephesians 2:10)! Pray Clarence shares God’s salvation with neighbors & friends.

Thursday, 18th: HAVE YOU RECEIVED JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New students Billy D…, Antonio B… and Mike B… each wrote: “Yes, March 31, 2019”; “Yes, 3-31-19” and “Yes, 3-31-19” (We sent them their first two Bible lessons on March 28th. They are inmates in the same facility.)

          Praise God – “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.”(John 3:17)! Pray Billy, Antonio and Mike keep doing studies and sharing God’s word together.

Friday, 19th: HAVE YOU RECEIVED JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New students Candy P… and Ernest B… each wrote: “Yes, 4-1-19 in a jail cell” and “Yes, 4-4-19” (They are inmates in different facilities. Their first two Bible lessons were mailed out on March 25, 2019.)

          Praise God – “This is a trustworthy saying, worthy of full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the worst.”(1 Timothy 1:15)! Pray Candy and Ernest keep studying and growing in faith.

Saturday, 20th: Inmate James H… shared: “I would be blessed and very thankful if you could please place my mother Molligene O… on your prayer list. She has a collapsed right lung and has been placed at the bottom of a lung transplant list. We believe prayer will help her tremendously.”

          Praise God – “For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.” (Hebrews 13:14)! Pray James writes his mom often. Pray Molligene totally trusts the Lord in all matters.

April 7-13

April 7-13

“The twelve were with Him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means.” Luke 8:1b-3

Sunday, 7th: Loretta W… (age 58) began studying April 4, 2016. She trusted Christ as her Savior, April 13, 2016, while doing lessons 1 and 2. She recently shared: “I was completely in the dark. When I started to study, it really turned my life around. I know Christ is my all in all. He is my Savior and He loves me unconditionally. It is sad I never took the chance to know Christ until something bad happened in my life. Getting to know Christ, through Bible study, is the best thing in my life.”

          Praise God – “Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.”(Proverbs 30:5)! Pray Loretta invites some friends to sign-up for Bible studies & considers starting a home Bible study.

Monday, 8th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New inmate student Valarie B… (age 33) wrote: “By believing and receiving Jesus Christ as my Savior, I am saved. Yes. March 18, 2019” (first lessons sent on 3/4/19)

          Praise God – “But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name,”(John 1:12)! Pray Valarie attends Bible classes in her jail pod and shares Christ with others.

Tuesday, 9th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Sheila M… (age 71) wrote: “Jesus is the only way to Heaven. Yes. March 28, 2019” (her first lessons were sent on March 11, 2019)

          Praise God – “Therefore, just as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to walk in Him,”(Colossians 2:6)! Pray Sheila restudies completed Bible lessons, with her Bible, while waiting for her next lessons.

Wednesday, 10th: WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THESE LESSONS? Tanya B… (age 36) wrote: “I have been away from God for a few months now and been feeling like it’s too late…but then the story of the prodigal son. My joy has been lost because of the things I have done, not because I lost my position in Him. I NEED badly to spend more quiet time with God. Is there any way to get my mother started on your Bible studies? She is Barbara L… …Kentucky”

          Praise God – “Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.”(Psa. 100:3)! Pray Tanya spends quiet-time with God & group-time with godly friends. 

Thursday, 11th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Jeaneke W… (age 16) wrote: “Jesus wants everyone to believe in him but it’s not gonna be easy. No.” (Jeaneke’s Mom requested the Bible study for her)

          Praise God – “I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.”(John 14:46)! Pray Jeaneke speaks with a Christian classmate and keeps doing Bible studies.

Friday, 12th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Yesenia I… (age 41) wrote: “I have so much joy in my heart at this very moment. Yes. Today, 3/26/19” (her first lessons were sent on March 13, 2019)

          Praise God – “you believe in Him and rejoice with an inexpressible and glorious joy,”(1 Peter 1:8b)! Pray Yesenia finds a Bible-teaching church, shares her faith in Christ & keeps doing BSBM’s Bible studies.

Saturday, 13th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Regina S… (age 48) wrote: “That Jesus is the only way to Heaven. Yes. 3-24-19” (her first lessons were sent on March 19, 2019)

          Praise God – “My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me.”(John 10:27)! Pray Regina also finds a Bible-teaching church, shares her faith in Christ & keeps studying BSBM’s Bible studies.

Mar31-Apr6

Mar31-Apr6

And I heard every creature in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be praise and honor and glory and power forever and ever!” Revelation 5:13

Sunday, 31st: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Tina B… (age 43) wrote: “That Jesus takes away all my sins. I believe. Yes. NOW.” (these first lessons were mailed to her on 2-11-19)

          Praise God – “But you know that Christ appeared to take away sins, and in Him there is no sin.”(1 John 3:5)! Pray Tina studies intently all of the next 18 lessons in the MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST course.

Monday, 1st: “I am incarcerated at ___ CF in ___, Mississippi. I would like to sign up for your Bible studies. I love to learn about Jesus. I desire to grow and mature in the word so I can be an effective witness for Christ and lead others to Him. Your brother in Christ, Michael W…”

          Praise God – “For it is God who works in you to will and to act on behalf of His good pleasure.”(Philippians 2:13)! Pray Michael studies diligently, shares the gospel graciously & trusts God for the soul-harvest.

Tuesday, 2nd: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Debra R… (age 53) wrote: “That you can only enter Heaven through Jesus. I must repent of my sins. I’m not saved by good works. I’m saved by what God has done and I must proclaim that Jesus is my Savior. Yes. 3-21-19” (these first lessons were mailed to her on 3-4-19)

          Praise GodTherefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father in heaven.(Matthew 10:32)! Pray Debra finds a Bible-believing church & keeps studying her Bible.

Wednesday, 3rd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? Ricky W… wrote: “Learn more about the Bible. I have been out in the world a long time and I just started back to church, and I want to learn all I can.”

          Praise God – “I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD;”(Jeremiah 24:7a)! Pray Ricky continues to study all the first Bible course with BSBM. Pray Ricky makes godly friendships also.

Thursday, 4th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Teri M… (age 38) wrote: “We are all sinners. Therefore, in order for us to be saved we must repent of our sins and accept Christ as our Savior. Yes. On March 1st, 2019.” (Teri’s first lessons were mailed on 3-19-19; Teri was 19-days-old in Christ!)

          Praise God – “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!””(John 1:29)! Pray Teri sees the personal value of God’s word & keeps studying.

Friday, 5th: “Mr. & Mrs. Evans, Thank you for loving me. The self-addressed stamped envelope you enclosed really helps. Thanks for caring. In His name, Steven W…” (he is an indigent, inmate student)

          Praise GodA new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another.(John 13:34)! Pray Steven loves his fellow inmates and guards powered up by Jesus.

Saturday, 6th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Miranda D… (age 38) wrote: “Jesus died for our sins. You have to believe in him. I must repent and accept Jesus into my life. Yes. 3-25-19. I want to make it to heaven too.” (these first lessons were mailed on 3-19-19)

          Praise God – “For the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd.”(Revelation 7:17a)! Pray Miranda cuts all her ungodly ties; seeks her new Shepherd’s leading in regard to activities & friends.

March 24-30

March 24-30

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2

Sunday, 24th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? Kristi C… wrote: “Everything there is to know about God’s word so that I may truly understand His word and hear Him speak. Maybe changes in me will start happening gradually the more I study the Bible. So that I may be able to share the word with others.”

          Praise God – “so that the man of God may be complete, fully equipped for every good work.”(2 Timothy 3:17)! Pray Kristi does all 20 lessons in course #1; memorizes the key verses; shares the gospel faithfully.

Monday, 25th: “I mailed you in the past about starting Bible studies in ____ Texas. I would love to do this to spread God’s word to the ones that need Him in their lives. I want to serve Him. Jim L…”

          Praise God – “The LORD has bared His holy arm in the sight of all the nations; all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.”(Isaiah 52:10)! Pray Jim helps the needy ones to enroll for their personal studies.

Tuesday, 26th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? Susan J… wrote: I hope to get a stronger relationship with God by learning and listening while being taught and then search for what He is teaching me through His studies. I am hoping to learn how to share my love of God with others everywhere I go. I want to learn all I can about my Father that gives me grace every moment of every day.”

          Praise God – “To the one, we are an odor of death and demise; to the other, a fragrance that brings life. And who is qualified for such a task?”(2 Cor. 2:16)! Pray Susan enrolls for studies from our Canadian sister office.

Wednesday, 27th: HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? WHEN? and WHAT’S YOUR CHURCH’S NAME?  New Spanish inmate student Julio R… (age 28) wrote: “Yes. I am starting now. The prison church here.”

          Praise God – “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.”(1 Peter 1:23)! Pray Julio rereads previous Bible lessons as he awaits his next ones.

Thursday, 28th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? Susan B… wrote: I am trying to build a stronger relationship with almighty God so I can fulfill my purpose effectively through God’s plan for my life. I need my Father God almighty to direct me daily in these trying times.”

          Praise God – “The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of distress; He cares for those who trust in Him.” (Nahum 1:7)! Pray Susan studies her Bible and lessons diligently taking all of Christ’s teaching to heart.

Friday, 29th: Penned February 3, 2019: “I would just like to thank you for these Bible studies. They mean a lot to me and will help me in my walk with the Lord. I am very grateful and blessed to have these to learn even more about Jesus Christ and God. Sincerely, Stephan D…” (He is an inmate. His wife Ashley requested the studies. Stephan said he received Christ as his Savior, on Feb 3rd, while doing his first lessons.)

          Praise God – “And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Acts 2:21)! Pray Stephan & Ashley keep studying God’s word and share His blessings with each other.

Saturday, 30th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? Theresa W… wrote: I backslid, and my husband just passed away and I have no one and I need to find a meaningful way to spend time with the Lord and beg Him back into my life. I love the Lord and I’m sorry for not putting my faith in HIM completely, when I needed HIM most.”

          Praise God – “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”(1 John 1:9)! Pray Theresa falls into Her heavenly Father’s gracious arms of acceptance.

March 17-23

March 17-23

“Come, follow Me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19

Sunday, 17th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD?  Hopeful new Canadian student John M… wrote: “I hope to learn Bible truth I can use to give simple replies to friends when spiritual matters arise in a conversation. I need to learn more about Jesus. I need to do this by mail because if I do it online, I’ll surf all over the place.” (His request was forwarded to Source of Light Ministries CANADA.)

          Praise God – “Always be prepared to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that you have.”(1 Peter 3:15b)! Pray John does his first mailing of studies and begins to memorize key verses.

Monday, 18th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Sally N… (age 65) wrote: “Jesus is the only way to Heaven. Yes. March 4, 2019” (her first studies were sent on 2/25/19)

          Praise God – “I, yes I, am the LORD, and there is no Savior but Me”(Isaiah 43:11)! Pray Sally continues to study the lessons mailed to her. Pray she finds a Bible-teaching church and a godly mentor.

Tuesday, 19th: “Hermanos, I write because 3 weeks have gone by since I sent you lessons 3 – 6 and I have yet to receive lessons 7 – 10. Please send my lessons so I may continue my studies. Your brother in Cristo, Ray A…” (This letter was posted March 7th. His next studies had been mailed on March 5th.)

          Praise God – “But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night.”(Psalm 1:2)! Pray inmate Ray restudies his completed courses with his Bible and puts together studies to share.

Wednesday, 20th: “I just wanted to let you know I am enjoying these Bible studies. I look forward to my next envelope of lessons. Please keep my family in prayer. We are nearly homeless, my car needs a transmission, my son J… just had oral surgery and he will have a heart artery rebuilt in 2-3 months. His stepmother B… just had a blood clot on the brain and a stroke leaving her right-side affected. My ex-husband T… needs prayer for strength as he has lingering complications from a stroke he had. My sister C… had a stroke last August and still has residual numbness on her left-side. God bless you and thank you, Darleen G…”

          Praise God – “Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;”(Colossians 4:2)! Pray Darleen attends a Bible-teaching church. Pray she shares her burdens with a local church.

Thursday, 21st: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD?  Hopeful new Indian student Hara… wrote: “I am a Hindu and I want to convert my religion to Christianity. I would like to dedicate myself for the development of Christianity in India.” (His request was forward to Source of Light Ministries INDIA.)

          Praise God – “I alone decreed and saved and proclaimed—I, and not some foreign god among you. So you are My witnesses,” declares the LORD, “that I am God.”(Isaiah 43:12)! Pray Hara follows the Lord Jesus without fear.

Friday, 22nd: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Beverly S… (age 47) wrote: “I want to repent and confess my sins and live my life with God. Yes. As I was reading about this.” (her first studies were sent on March 4, 2019)

          Praise God – “He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with Him.”(1 Thessalonians 5:10)! Pray Beverly reads God’s word daily, makes a godly friendship and keeps studying.

Saturday, 23rd: Inmate Carlos P… wrote: “Thank you for all the things you send me. They hit the spot here where I am in maximum security. I started a Bible study, so keep me in your prayers.”

          Praise God – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;”(Proverbs 3:5)! Pray Carlos studies and meditates on God’s word and compassionately shares Christ’s teaching. dloc

March 10 – 16

March 10 – 16

“But our citizenship is in heaven, and we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,” Philippians 3:20

Sunday, 10th: New student Jeffrey B… shared how he came to know Jesus as His Lord and Savior on November 19, 1999: “I will never forget that day with Pastor Rick in ____ County Jail. That was the day I began to live!! Praise God!!! Heaven is my home, I don’t deserve it, but I am grateful. As believers, we need to continue to tell sinners about the love of Jesus. God is love!!!”

          Praise God – “and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus”(Romans 3:24)! Pray Jeffrey continues to study God’s word and follow Him, as he seeks to share the Gospel.

Monday, 11th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Annette N… (age 40) wrote: “Jesus is the only way to heaven. We must repent of our sins to be forgiven. Yes. Today, January 28, 2019” (Annette is a repeat offender who has previously professed faith in Christ when incarcerated)

          Praise God – “The night is nearly over; the day has drawn near. So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.”(Romans 13:12)! Pray Annette totally surrenders her life to Christ, her Redeemer.

Tuesday, 12th: “Dear Bible Studies By Mail, I am sorry it took me so long to send my work. I ask for prayer on my release date of March 21, 2019. I will be free after 18 months. I pray my parole agent has God in his or her life. I also pray to go to summer school at Harper Community College. I ask the Lord Jesus to allow me to train in my sports and to teach others about Him. Yours, Igor Z…”

          Praise God – “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance as our way of life.”(Eph 2:10)! Pray Igor accepts Christ’s Lordship, trusting and obeying Him 100%.

Wednesday, 13th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Michael K… wrote: “That I am a sinner, God loves me, His Son died for me and that Jesus is the only door into heaven. Yes. February 5, 2019” (his first lessons were mailed on 1-29-19)

          Praise God – “A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the ways of the wicked lead them astray.”(Proverbs 12:26)! Pray Michael keeps studying the Bible and finds godly friendships in a Bible-teaching church.

Thursday, 14th: Kelly W… began studying in 2015. He recently shared how studying God’s word has changed him: “I surrender my life to God, I shine His goodness every day, I have His peace and joy, my faith is stronger as His word is in my heart, I ask God to lead me to strangers so I can share, I pray for people I see every day, I have become bolder in telling them a little more about Christ’s love.”

          Praise God – “I do all this for the sake of the gospel, so that I may share in its blessings.”(1 Corinthians 9:23)! Pray Kelly keeps studying personally and encourages his contacts to enroll for Bible studies by mail.

Friday, 15th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Jerome G… (age 28) wrote: “That Jesus loves us and died for our sins. And that we can repent and be saved by Christ. Yes. February 5, 2019” (his first lessons were also mailed on 1-29-19)

          Praise God – “For You are my help; I will sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings. My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.”(Psalm 63:7-8)! Pray Jerome keeps studying and finds new godly friendships.

Saturday, 16th: “Dear BSBM, Thanks so much for continuously connecting me to God with these encouraging Bible study courses. Mr. Darryl Evans, Thank you for sharing your testimony. Our stories seem very familiar, as I have struggled with drugs and alcohol too. Please enroll inmate Christopher S… #…  I am glad you gave me this opportunity to bring others closer to God. Jerry F…”

          Praise God – “Each one helps his neighbor And says to his brother, “Be strong!””(Isaiah 41:6)! Pray Jerry, Christopher and other enrolled inmates continue to study their courses and share God’s word.

Jan 27 – Feb 2

Jan 27 – Feb 2

So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. He who plants and he who waters are one in purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. 1 Corinthians 3:7-8

Sunday, 27th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Lourdes O… (age 55) wrote: “That I am a sinner and I have to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior and have my life changed in order to live for eternity in Heaven. Yes, today, January 15, 2019” (lessons sent to her on January 7th)

          Praise God – “For the gospel reveals the righteousness of God that comes by faith from start to finish, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.””(Romans 1:17)! Pray Lourdes studies diligently and lives by faith.

Monday, 28th: Dated 01/17/19 “Dear Bible studies by mail, I get released in 4 months, sometime in mid-May. I was wondering if I’d be able to continue these studies from home? Please let me know when you send my next lessons. Thanks! Amy R…” (she began studying with other inmates on Nov 1, 2017)

          Praise God – “As obedient children, do not conform to the passions of your former ignorance.”(1 Peter 1:14)! Pray Amy continues doing her studies on the inside and keeps sharing the gospel with others.

Tuesday, 29th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? Bradley W… (age 60) wrote: “That based on Christ’s blood, which was shed for our sins, God declares righteous the ungodly sinner who trusts Christ as their Savior. God wants His children to be free to approach Him knowing all their sins have been forgiven.”

          Praise God – “However, to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.”(Romans 4:5)! Pray Bradley starts a home Bible study with friends and neighbors.

Wednesday, 30th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Beatrice T… (age 62) wrote: “Jesus is the one and only way to Heaven. I confess my sins and repent. Yes, when I received this study, January 14, 2019, I accepted the Lord Jesus as my Savior.” (lessons sent to her on January 11th)

          Praise GodThe time is fulfilled,” He said, “and the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe in the gospel!(Mark 1:15)! Pray Beatrice shares her confession of faith with her friends and family.

Thursday, 31st: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? Penelope G… (age 56) wrote: “Satan unsuccessfully tries to get me not to think about God and that I am special to Him. He is my friend! I am born again, and God loves a sinner like me.”

          Praise GodBut I have called you friends, because everything I have learned from My Father I have made known to you.(John 15:15b)! Pray Penelope encourages friends & family to sign-up for studies too.

Friday, 1st: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING HIS WORD? New student hopeful Shakima W… e-mailed: “To get a deeper understanding of God Himself, to be able to use His word witnessing and to speak the truth and not lies.”

            Praise God – “Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!””(Mark 1:17)! Pray Shakima studies all the first course, memorizes key verses & shares Christ.

Saturday, 2nd: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Randi Z… (age 36) wrote: “That following the ways of Jesus Christ, we will have eternal life and be saved. Yes, on January 18, 2019.” (lessons sent to her on January 14th)Praise God – “He saved us, not by the righteous deeds we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of new birth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.”(Titus 3:5)! Pray Randi keeps studying and finds a church. ;\lsdpriority51

January 20 – 26

January 20 – 26

So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still in the distance, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. Luke 15:20

Sunday, 20th: “Hello, my name is Joshua A… and I am currently enrolled in your Bible Studies By Mail course and I enjoy it. I have served 6 ½ years on a 9-year sentence, which I am okay with, since God chose this sentence to open my eyes up and bring me back to Him. I not only desire to increase my knowledge of God and my understanding of scriptures, but to help my efforts to spread the Gospel and help bring people to Christ.” (age 38)

          Praise God – “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes,”(Romans 1:16a)! Pray Joshua lives out the gospel message in his behavior and his speech.

Monday, 21st: “Enclosed are my final two answer sheets for the BASIC BIBLE TRUTHS course. I would like to enroll in one of the following… Thank you in advance. Because of the cross, Robert H… (He began studying February 27, 2017. He’s completed 169 lessons of 13 courses. He’s got 4 courses with 60 lessons to go.)

          Praise God – “For the gospel reveals the righteousness of God that comes by faith from start to finish,…“The righteous will live by faith.””(Romans 1:17)! Pray Robert shares Christ & challenges fellow inmates to study.

Tuesday, 22nd: “My sister-in-law was doing your studies. Because of my age, I have discontinued driving and most of the Bible studies are in the evenings. I would like to try your studies by mail to see if I like them. Thank you for the opportunity to try them. Helen D… …Billings, Montana”

          Praise God – “A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in His holy habitation.”(Psalm 68:5)! Pray Helen receives her first lessons and does them with her Bible in hand. Pray she’s blessed.

Wednesday, 23rd: “My beautiful wife Melissa R… requested these Bible studies for me on your website. I thanked my wife for doing that because through these lessons I’m learning more about God. I am also finding joy and peace. Waiting for my next lessons. Thanks! Sincerely, Peter R…

          Praise God – “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him,”(Romans 15:13a)! Pray Peter finds another Christian inmate to study with, so they have positive times talking & praying.

Thursday, 24th: “Mr. Darryl Evans, I want to thank you for the blessing to participate in these Bible studies through the mail. You are a beacon of light in a dark place for us inmates. I have a newly saved brother in Christ here with me, who would also benefit from these studies. His name is Travis A… #_____. If you could send him MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST 1, he would be very appreciative for it. I would also like to study UNDERSTANDING TRUE LOVE next. Your brother in Christ, James H…

            Praise God – “This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, proving yourselves to be My disciples.”(John 15:8)! Pray James continues to be a beacon of light to other inmates in his dark prison.

Friday, 25th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD?  Hopeful new student Lorenzo S… wrote: “I haven’t read the Bible in a while; would like to start all over again.” (he requested studies for his wife Gloria too)

            Praise God – “Heed instruction and be wise, And do not neglect it.”(Proverbs 8:33)! Pray Lorenzo & Gloria do their lessons with Bible in hand. Pray they find a Bible-teaching church and join the fellowship.

Saturday, 26th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD?  Hopeful new student Elizabeth M… wrote: “I hope to find my inner peace and acceptance.”

          Praise God – “But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”(Romans 5:8)! Pray Elizabeth studies her first two lessons in quietness and then does what God asks of her.

January 13-19

January 13-19

Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. Luke 24:45

Sunday, 13th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE YOU LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Ashley P… (age 25) wrote: “That God became Man and that Man was Jesus Christ. He sacrificed His Son to atone for our sins and only through Him are we saved. I really love how this lesson is backed with scripture and examples. Looking forward to my next lessons. I accepted the Lord Jesus as a teen, but I was backslidden for years. By grace He humbled me and called me back to Himself on April 7, 2018.”

          Praise God – “Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.”(Psalm 116:7)! Pray Ashley continues studying God’s word. Pray she invites others to a weekly group Bible study.

Monday, 14th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD?  Hopeful new student Andre H… wrote: everything about God and My Lord and Savior”

          Praise God – “Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.”(2 Peter 1:2)! Pray Andre shares what he learns about God and Jesus through his actions & his speech.

Tuesday, 15th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE YOU LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Stacy D… (age 37) wrote: “Who God is and who Jesus is and how to be saved by God and be his child. Yes, 12/31/2018 on New Year’s eve through this course.”

          Praise God – “Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.”(Isaiah 45:22)! Pray Stacy connects with another believer on the inside and seeks to study God’s word daily.

Wednesday, 16th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD?  Hopeful new student Floyd L… wrote: “To gain a better understanding of God’s word”

          Praise God – “Give me understanding that I may observe Your law, and follow it with all my heart.”(Psalm 119:34)! Pray Floyd applies God’s word to his personal life & so experiences a greater understanding.

Thursday, 17th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE YOU LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Jacob B… (age 33) wrote: “Jesus defeated sin on the cross, dying for our sins, even for mine. And then He defeated death by rising from the dead, 3 days later!! Jesus died for sinners like me, addicts like me. I am saved through grace and belief in Jesus the Son of God!! Yes, I received the Lord Jesus many years ago, but I fell into an addiction to crack cocaine. I lost my family doing my selfish, terrible things.”

            Praise God – “For this son of mine was dead and is alive again! He was lost and is found!”(Luke 15:24a)! Pray Jacob feasts on God’s word by diligently studying his correspondence lessons with Bible in hand.

Friday, 18th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD?  Hopeful new student Amber P… wrote: “To learn how to incorporate God’s word & faith into my family’s life”

            Praise God – “From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”(2 Tim 3:15)! Pray Amber studies her lessons and requests children’s ones too.

Saturday, 19th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE YOU LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Glynda Watson (age 42) wrote: “God cannot overlook sin and Jesus Christ was the only one who claimed to be God of all the founders of the world’s religions. Yes, on April 15, 2014. Please send these lessons to James H… ID#_____. He is 18 and wants to turn from drugs to Christ! Praise God!”

          Praise God – “He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. “By His stripes you are healed.””(1 Peter 2:24)! Pray Glynda and James follow Christ’s teaching.