Author: Darryl

August 18 – 24

August 18 – 24

“You will keep in perfect peace the steadfast of mind, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3

Sunday, 18th: Inmate Benjamin F… was enrolled by his girlfriend on 4-10-19. He returned his first study worksheets in June and stated he was born again on 6-20-19, while studying lessons 1 and 2. He recently completed lesson 10 and wrote: “I’ve been slipping in sin here to things that come from being in a prison environment. Please pray for me. This lesson reminded me to pick up my cross and follow Jesus daily. I have been slipping backwards here lately with a cursing tongue and worldly lust. Please pray for me to get back to my Savior and be a man that brings God glory.”

          Praise God – “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”(Psalm 51:10)! Pray Benjamin memorizes key verses from his lessons and shares Christ’s blessings with other inmates.

Monday, 19th: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Kayla M… wrote: “To be a better person and put my love towards something special.”

          Praise God – “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.”(1 John 4:7)! Pray Kayla studies her first lessons, believes in God’s word & follows Jesus.

Tuesday, 20th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate David H… (age 32) wrote: “That God is a jealous God, you can’t straddle the fence with him. He is the one and only true master and God I must serve. Yes. As soon as I completed lessons 1 & 2.” (lessons sent on 7/22/19; returned on 8/12/19)

          Praise God – “For you must not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.”(Exodus 34:14)! Pray David keeps doing his studies and begins sharing his faith with other inmates.

Wednesday, 21st: Jamie R… began studying in October 2015, as a 3-month-old in Christ. She asked that we pray: 1) for my mother-in-law as she will soon receive a stent in her heart; 2) for my family’s living situation due to landlord issues; 3) for my 7-year-old son to learn of our Heavenly Father and learn to be less disobedient and listen better; 4) for my family to get closer and argue less and embrace the word of God as their way and path through difficulties; 5) for my husband to see his repeated problems and issues that come on a daily basis through our Heavenly Father’s eyes.

          Praise God – “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”(Philippians 4:7)! Pray Jamie and family bring all their requests to God and wait on Him.

Thursday, 22nd: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Izaiah N… wrote: “To prepare myself for the next position in my life, so I may teach others in the right manner about God.” (He is a 13-year-old.)

          Praise God – “Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD.”(Psalm 119:1)! Pray Izaiah begins to put his faith into action, with a godly male mentor coaching & encouraging him.

Friday, 23rd: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Edward H… (age 59) wrote: “I have asked Jesus into my heart; my past sins have been forgiven. I hope so! Today 8/5/19.” (First lessons sent on 7/25/19.)

          Praise God – “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.”(Psalm 39:7)! Pray Edward studies lessons 3 thru 6 of his first course. Pray he finds a Bible-teaching church in his Pennsylvania town.

Saturday, 24th: “I am writing this quick letter to let you know I am going to be moving to another facility. I am going from federal custody to state custody. So, my address will need to be updated, as well as my inmate number. Please send my next lessons to the address and number, as stated below. I truly enjoy studying the lessons you provide. Joshua L…” (age 31; 2-year-old in Christ.)

          Praise God – “The LORD is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation.”(Psalm 118:14)! Pray Joshua starts each day in prayer & praise to God, declaring his dependence on Him for victory.

August 11 – 17

August 11 – 17

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16

Sunday, 11th: “My name is Johanna S… and I would like, and would be very grateful, if you can pray for me. Pray that… my relationship with God be strengthened and grows every day; my marriage be blessed and be fruitful; my body’s reproductive organs are healed, so I can get pregnant; my husband Kant’s eyes are healed; God heals my youngest sister Dayana of rheumatoid arthritis and helps her mentally and financially; God heals my mother Sylvia’s and father Jose’s health and continues to protect and provide for them; God helps me lose the unhealthy and unwanted extra weight in my body. Thank you so much for your prayers and these Bible studies.” (Johanna requested Bible lessons on July 11, 2019. She is 42 and said she rededicated her life to Christ, while doing her first two lessons.)

          Praise God – “Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray at all times and not lose heart:”(Luke 18:1)! Pray Johanna and family begin to read and study God’s word together and pray together also.

Monday, 12th: Inmate Denzil F… (age 22) was born again on 7/30/17. He began BSBM’s studies on 01/16/18. He recently shared: “Please continue praying for me that I stay on the right path, that God gives me strength and love towards everybody, that I continue to learn and love and worship God and Jesus Christ my Savior.”

          Praise God – “Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; all day long I wait for You.”(Psalm 25:5)! Pray Denzil strives daily to please God, first and foremost, through loving obedience.

Tuesday, 13th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Tamara S… wrote: “When I accept what God says about me, that I am a sinner, that’s the first step in becoming a child of God. Yes. Now 8-2-19!

          Praise God – “Surely there is no righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.”(Ecclesiastes 7:20)! Pray Tamara finds a Bible-teaching church, keeps studying her lessons and shares her faith in Christ.

Wednesday, 14th: Nasiyah F… (age 8) was signed up for studies by her mommy, on July 15, 2019. Five days later, she read her Bible study’s final two personal questions … HAVE YOU TAKEN THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? WHEN?  She answered: “Yes. July 20, 2019”

          Praise God – “So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.”(1 Cor. 3:7)! Pray Nasiyah keeps studying her Bible lessons and invites a school friend to do so.

Thursday, 15th: Asia A… says she was born again in 2004. She began BSBM’s correspondence studies on June 17, 2019. By August 8th, she has diligently completed half of her first course, MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST 1. Her recent e-mail, with 4 test page attachments, read: “Hello, these are my completed lessons 7-10 and I cannot wait to receive my new ones. They bring me so much joy and help me a lot with stress. Thank you for all you do!”

          Praise God – “But those who wait upon the LORD will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles;”(Isa 40:31a)! Pray Asia boldly shares her faith in Christ, with family & friends, without fear of man.

Friday, 16th: “Thank you so much for these wonderful lessons! God has been so good to me! Diane B…” (She was born in 1976 and reborn, on July 10, 2016, at age 40.)

          Praise God – “Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts,”” (Heb 3:7-8a)! Pray Diane completes course #1 and then considers leading a ladies home Bible study.

Saturday, 17th: Aine L… said she was born again, 6-21-19, as she did lessons 1 and 2 in MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST 1. After studying lesson 14, she wrote: “Everything I need is in Christ and Christ is living in me by His Spirit.”

          Praise God – “I have died, but Christ lives in me. And I now live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave His life for me.”(Gal 2:20)! Pray Aine shines boldly and clearly, the love of Jesus, toward her contacts.

August 4 – 10

August 4 – 10

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,” Hebrews 12:1

Sunday, 4th: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Carrie A… wrote: “To have a more in-depth relationship with God. I am having a hard time dealing with the loss of my 11-year-old daughter Christina. She was killed in a UTV accident, May 1, 2015. I miss her terribly. Then my daughter Crystal has been removed from my home and temporarily put in a foster home. We go to court Monday. I pray I get her back. I miss her terribly.”

          Praise God – “The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.”(Romans 13:12)! Pray Carrie does her studies, finds a Bible-teaching church & a mentor.

Monday, 5th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New inmate student Dana S… (age 29) wrote: “I was created in the image of God. Yes. Today 7-12-19” (Her first lessons were sent 7-9-19. Fellow inmate Iza enrolled Dana.)

          Praise God – “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”(Genesis 1:27)! Pray Dana daily studies her Bible and lessons; pray she shares Christ too.

Tuesday, 6th: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Paul C… wrote this on July 21st at 9:24 AM: “I need to understand the Bible better. I’ve been reading it and I’d like to spread God’s word to others. I have friends and family who ask me questions about the Bible, and I would like to be able to give them the correct answers. Help me learn the truth of God’s word.”

          Praise God – “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.”(Psalm 25:9)! Pray Paul pursues God’s will to correctly share His truth with friends & family, thru personal study & obedience.

Wednesday, 7th: Letter arrived 7-23-19. Pray for me Joel N… and my partner Andy G…  We look to get married soon and to have a good faith-based relationship… Pray that the demons leave me alone.” (Joel’s first lessons, plus 6 Bible-based articles related to him and his needs, were sent on 7-24-19.)

          Praise God – “Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to impurity for the dishonoring of their bodies with one another.”(Romans 1:24)! Pray Joel & Andy breakup; that they repent and truly follow Christ.

Thursday, 8th: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Stacey H… wrote this on July 21st at 8:31 PM: “To teach my girls about the Bible.” (They are Dileta, Destiny and Ava – ages 9, 8 and 7.)

          Praise God – “Good and upright is the LORD; therefore He shows sinners the way.”(Psalm 25:8)! Pray Stacey, Dileta, Destiny and Ava do their Bible lessons and then share about what they’ve studied.

Friday, 9th: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Mary P… wrote this on July 25th at 1:08 AM: “I hope to have more knowledge and understanding of the Bible. I hope to have a closer and deeper relationship with God. I hope to be able to share what I learn with others.”

          Praise God – “Let us hold resolutely to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”(Hebrews 10:23)! Pray Mary takes God’s word to heart and puts it into practice without hesitation, fear of man or doubt.

Saturday, 10th: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Randall M… wrote this on July 23rd at 2:42 PM: “Exactly what I need to be doing with my life to please God, and to assure my salvation.”

          Praise God“What do you want Me to do for you?” “Lord,” he said, “let me see again.”(Luke 18:41)! Pray Randall sees God’s desire and believes, as he studies his lessons; that his sight is spiritually healed.

July 28 – August 3

July 28 – August 3

I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me. Prov. 8:17

Sunday, 28th: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Edward H… wrote this on July 24th at 5:38 PM: “Truthfully, I cannot say. Soon to be 60, I have no idea of what my purpose is and God’s plan for me. Somedays I just want to blow what brains I have away and say the … with it. I am in training to be a bus operator and have persistent trouble gaining proficiency. That’s how it’s been since elementary school.”

          Praise God – “But if from there you will seek the LORD your God, you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”(Deut. 4:29)! Pray Edward gets on his knees, opens his Bible & cries out to God.

Monday, 29th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  Conniejo G…, a registrant in 2011, wrote this recently: “I learned that I must believe I’m a sinner and confess my sins to God and believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for my sins. Yes. July 22, 2019” (her 1st lessons were resent 5/6/19)

          Praise God – “Do not turn aside after worthless things that cannot profit you or deliver you, for they are empty.” (1 Sam. 12:21)! Pray Conniejo does all the lessons we send, and finds a Bible-teaching church too.

Tuesday, 30th: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Gwen H… wrote this on July 24th at 5:40 PM: “Who he really is.”

          Praise GodFor the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came from God.(John 16:27)! Pray Gwen does her first two lessons, hears God’s voice and obeys Him.

Wednesday, 31st: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Joe G… (age 63) wrote: “Jesus died for my sin. God forgave me for my sins and came into my heart. Yes. 7/22/19” (1st lessons were sent 5/6/19)

          Praise God – “By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.”(1 Cor. 15:2)! Pray Joe & Conniejo keep studying God’s word together & share it too.

Thursday, 1st: Inmate Gilberto R… began studying 7/6/12 and kept doing so until 5/23/16. Then all his personal stuff got messed up given to a prison transfer. On July 14, 2019, he wrote: “I thought I didn’t have your address. But searching through my folders, I found an envelope with your address. I ask you the favor of restarting me with Spanish studies this time.” (He has completed 4 English courses.)

          Praise God – “This is what the LORD of Hosts says: ‘Administer true justice. Show loving devotion and compassion to one another.’”(Zach. 7:9)! Pray Gilberto gets his lessons without any mail-handling holdup.

Friday, 2nd: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Gloria W… (age 59) wrote: “That the only way to God is through Jesus, for we are all sinners. Yes. In September 1968, but I backslid. I’ve done a lot of bad things in my life. I gave my life back to Jesus, in August 2017. God spoke to me through a preacher at a gas station while my oil was being changed. While I was in the world, I forgot a lot. I’m just a dumb old country girl. Now I want to learn how to show someone else the narrow road. I want to learn what I’ve missed all those years. Thank you for these lessons.”

          Praise God – “I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You.”(Psalm 119:11)! Pray Gloria studies diligently & memorizes key verses, for herself, and for others when she shares Christ.

Saturday, 3rd: Letter posted 7-9-19: “To whom it may concern, I love doing these lessons. They are very educational for me. I really didn’t know a lot. Thanks. Could you do me a favor? Could you please pray for me? I need it. Love, Prestonia H…”

          Praise God – “Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”(Ephesians 6:18b)! Pray Prestonia keeps submitting to God’s will and looks for His guidance in her everyday activities.

July 21 – 27

July 21 – 27

“For in my inner being I delight in God’s law. But I see another law at work in my body, warring against the law of my mind and holding me captive to the law of sin that dwells within me. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!” Romans 7:22-25a

Sunday, 21st: Inmate Carolyn S… (age 40) began studying March 4, 2019. On July 16th she shared: “Please pray for my grandmother’s health and for my court situation. Please pray for favor and mercy with the DA in my case.”

          Praise God – “In Him and through faith in Him we may enter God’s presence with boldness and confidence.” (Ephesians 3:12)! Pray Carolyn studies God’s word daily and strengthens her trust and walk in His ways.

Monday, 22nd: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Evette R… wrote this on July 15th at 10:00 AM: “I am a new Christian, so I am wanting to learn more about God.” (She also requested studies for 7-year old daughter Shamari.)

          Praise God – “Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”(Prov. 24:14)! Pray Evette & Shamari do their studies and talk about them together.

Tuesday, 23rd: “Hello, my name is Stephen Y…  I’m asking about Bible study courses to read and study. I’m asking for prayer for my children and family and for me, along this journey of my life.” (FYI – his jail address is on Redemption Way – ‘o‘ !)

          Praise God – “Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law and keep it with all my heart.”(Psa. 119:34)! Pray Stephen, by God’s grace, realizes that His word is more essential to personal life than all else.

Wednesday, 24th: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Bobby L… wrote this on July 15th at 11:44 AM: “I hope to lead a better life and escape alcoholism.”

          Praise God – “For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:2)! Pray Bobby depends upon the Spirit’s help by totally surrendering to Christ’s Lordship.

Thursday, 25th: Inmate Jeremy F… (age 42) was enrolled for Bible studies, by his wife, on May 30, 2018. After Jeremy received his 4th certificate he wrote: “Thank you for sending me the certificate of completion for NEW LIFE IN CHRIST 2. It gives me a sense of accomplishment and strengthens my faith in Jesus.”

          Praise GodWas no one found who returned to give glory to God, except this foreigner?(Luke 17:18)! Pray Jeremy shares Christ boldly, so encouraging & challenging fellow inmates to study the Bible too.

Friday, 26th: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Casandra R… wrote this on June 15th at 3:09 PM: “I want the fire of God in my life and a better learning of the Bible, so I can tell others about Him.”

          Praise God – “May those who fear You see me and rejoice, for I have hoped in Your word.”(Psalm 119:74)! Pray Casandra studies God’s word & memorizes key verses to share with whoever God leads her to.

Saturday, 27th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New inmate student Johnny R… (age 37) wrote: “To trust in the Lord Jesus. Yes. Today. Can you send a prepaid postage envelope? I have no money. Thank you!” (Johnny was enrolled by fellow inmate James R…)

          Praise GodGive to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.(Matthew 5:42)! Pray Johnny studies intently, follows Jesus fearlessly and doesn’t look back.

July 7 – 13

July 7 – 13

“I pray not only for these, but also for those who believe in Me through their word. May they all be one, as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in Us, so that the world may believe You sent Me.” John 17:20-21

Sunday, 7th: “Dear Darryl & Joan, I had a very difficult situation recently. My husband is disabled with Parkinson’s. A friend of ours for over 20 years told me if I ever needed someone to talk to, just let him know. I replied that was very thoughtful. However, he started sending texts to my cellphone that were very suggestive and immoral. I deleted them immediately and texted him that this was very wrong, and he was being crude and vulgar. He is not being a true friend at all. My Bible study gave me strength to deal with this situation. By studying, I know to look to God for wisdom and He will help me make the right choices. Satan does truly rule this world. Thank you sincerely, Roberta N…”

          Praise God – “We know that we are of God, and that the whole world is under the power of the evil one.”(1 John 5:19)! Pray Roberta finds godly fellowship among women in a Bible-teaching church.

Monday, 8th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? Janice L… wrote: “That God forgives us sinners, if we repent. Yes. Tonight, June 10, 2019” (her first lessons were mailed on 6-1-19)

          Praise GodFor God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.(John 3:17)! Pray Janice finds a church & studies the 4 lessons mailed to her on June 19th

Tuesday, 9th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? Inmate James S… wrote: “That through Christ I am forgiven and able to turn around. Yes. June 24, 2019” (his first lessons were mailed on 6-18-19)

          Praise GodFor them I sanctify Myself, so that they too may be sanctified by the truth.(John 17:19)! Pray James spends a lot of time reading and studying his Bible. Pray he finds a fellow believer too.

Wednesday, 10th: “Dear Teacher, I was a little boy when I found Jesus and got baptized. When I was 21 or 22, I claimed Jesus again, because I knew more about what was going on and had a better understanding of the Bible. I’m 63 now. In July 2018, I was in a real bad car accident. My whole left side was broken. I had seven surgeries and must have more. Please pray for me. James W…”

          Praise God – “For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.”(1 Corinthians 15:53)! Pray James has inexpressible peace and joy, given his new life in Christ.

Thursday, 11th: On July 2nd, Asia A… e-mailed: “My children Kamari (age 11) and Kevaris (age 8) and I have completed our first lessons and we are overjoyed. These lessons have brought a lot of joy to my heart!” (While studying, Kamari received Jesus Christ as her personal Savior, on June 30, 2019.)

          Praise God – “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”(Isaiah 12:3)! Pray Asia and family find a good church with a children’s program. Pray Asia’s fiancé does his first studies & obeys God.

Friday, 12th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? Inmate Mark R… wrote: “Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior who died on the cross for all our sins. Yes. June 26, 2019” (his first lessons were mailed on 6-21-19)

          Praise GodThat is why I told you that you would die in your sins. For unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”(John 8:24)! Pray Mark shares his faith in Christ with inmates, family and guards.

Saturday, 13th: “Dear Bible Study Teachers, I am asking for prayer for me and my family. We lost our sister Dorothy C… on December 19, 2018. We did not know she was sick with breast cancer for twelve years, until four months before her passing. She was one of your Bible study students. We would go over our lessons together. It’s been hard on all of us. Nancy S…”

          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 Nancy continues to study God’s word and to share Christ’s love with others.

June 30 – July 6

June 30 – July 6

26 Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers treated the false prophets in the same way. 27 But to those of you who will listen, I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6

Sunday, 30th: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Murtie F… shared: “I’m lost. I need hope and light in my life. I’m a 16-month clean recovering addict and I’ve fallen from God. I want and yearn to learn more of Him.”

          Praise God – “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.”(James 5:16a)! Pray Murtie does her studies, finds a Bible-teaching church and a group of ladies to confide in.

Monday, 1st: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Clifton H… (age 31) wrote: “I have learned the steps of faith that have to be taken to get to heaven. Yes. 6/19/19.” (first studies sent on 5/2/19)

          Praise GodIn the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who repents.(Luke 15:10)! Pray Clifton keeps studying, finds a Bible-teaching church and gets involved.

Tuesday, 2nd: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Jocelyn O… (age 30) wrote: “I learned about Heaven and how Jesus is the door to Heaven. Yes. 6/17/19.” (first studies sent on 6/4/19)

          Praise God – “If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.”(Psalm 66:18)! Pray Jocelyn keeps studying, boldly shares God’s message of salvation and attends group teaching times.

Wednesday, 3rd: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Cynthia Z… shared: “Guidance and counsel to help me through my haunting past and the process of losing loved ones. Learn God’s word and serve Him better.”

          Praise God – “Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days.”(Proverbs 19:20)! Pray Cynthia diligently studies her Bible & lessons. Pray she finds godly counsel in a church.

Thursday, 4th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Adam M… (age 29) wrote: “The most important thing I learned is how to take the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. Yes. 6/7/19.” (first studies sent on 6/4/19)

          Praise God – “When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?””(Matthew 19:25)! Pray Adam strives to complete all 20 lessons in MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST 1.

Friday, 5th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Cristal C… (age 31) wrote: “God forgives us even though we sin. His Son died for our sins. So, we just got to believe in Him. Yes. 6/21/19.” (first studies sent on 6/4/19)

          Praise God – “But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.””(Matthew 19:26)! Pray Cristal doesn’t lose sight of Christ’s promised life in abundance to her.

Saturday, 6th: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Kristen P… shared: “I don’t know, that’s why I’m getting studies. And I don’t even know if I want this now. So, you think God questions his followers? Wow this is wrong this is bull.” (first studies sent on 6/25/19)

          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.”(Rom. 13:12)! Pray Kristin, upon reading the gospel, repents & believes in Christ.

June 23 – 29

June 23 – 29

It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God: our righteousness, holiness, and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30

Sunday, 23rd: On May 22, 2019, Mrs. H… enrolled herself for Bible studies and requested lessons for more than a dozen grandchildren too. She e-mailed BSBM on June 19th: “The reason for contacting you today is for prayer. The devil has always attacked me from childhood. I tend to fall weak because he lays it on me deep. I need strength to get back on track in every area of my life. All the little ones look up to me. So, I am ready to do God’s will, but I need people like you in my life. Thank you, Danellia”

          Praise God – “Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.”(Eph. 6:13)! Pray Danellia sets her mind on Christ and sings out loud.

Monday, 24th: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Michael H… shared: “I have been a child of God for a little over a year. I am wanting to enhance my knowledge of the word of God to be able to make disciples for the Lord.”

          Praise God – “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”(Col. 4:6)! Pray Michael does course #1 and then seeks to redo it with a lost friend.

Tuesday, 25th: “Hola, mi nombre es [Hi, my name is] Ana R…  I have been falsely accused and incarcerated for 10 months. It is a very sad situation for my family and me. I am sad and discouraged. I am Mexican and I don’t speak English. I ask you to pray for me. Also, I ask you to send me Bible studies. Muchas gracias.”

          Praise God – “You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.”(Psa. 115:11)! Pray Ana surrenders her life to the Lord. Pray she finds lasting courage and hope in God’s word.

Wednesday, 26th: “I am currently an inmate…I have been struggling with my addiction for over half my life. Please pray for me that God sees fit to allow me to go to rehab (long-term) instead of a long-term prison sentence. Also please enroll me in your studies. Thank you…William M…”

          Praise God – “Let us hold resolutely to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”(Heb. 10:23)! Pray William studies God’s word diligently, memorizes key verses & seeks godly friendships on the inside.

Thursday, 27th: Iza C… (age 31) started studying Spanish lessons on June 3, 2019. On June 20th, we received her first completed study worksheets. She shared: “Yes, I received el Señor Jesucristo como mi Salvador [the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior] on November 27, 2018. I ask you to have me in your prayers. I will be sentenced in August. They want to give me 20 years and I am innocent. I am very afraid they’ll give me many years in jail. I have three children. Pray for my family.”

          Praise God – “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge. Selah” (Psa. 62:8)! Pray Iza studies her Bible and lessons without failure. Pray she shares Christ with others.

Friday, 28th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Diane U… (age 58) wrote: “That God is the only way. Yes. Today, June 14, 2019.”

          Praise God – “But I call to God, and the LORD will save me.”(Psa. 55:16)! Pray Diane keeps doing her studies and returning her worksheets. Pray she finds a Bible-teaching church and a godly mentor.

Saturday, 29th: “My name is Julieanne D…  I would like to have some studies. Pray for me. My boyfriend just passed away May 12, 2019. I look forward to hearing from you soon.” (She is an inmate.)

          Praise God – “This is my comfort in affliction: that Your promise has given me life.”(Psa. 119:50)! Pray Julieanne completes her first two lessons and takes the steps of faith shown to her by the Holy Spirit.

June 16 – 22

June 16 – 22

“I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.” Romans 16:17-18

Sunday, 16th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Candi M… (age 39) wrote: “That I am a sinner and God wants me to give my life to him. No. Not like I should be doing.”

          Praise God – “As it has been said: “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts, as you did in the rebellion.””(Hebrews 3:15)! Pray Candi does lessons 3 thru 6, this June. (Lessons 1 and 2 took 18 months to do.)

Monday, 17th: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Kristie P… wrote: “How to make it to Heaven. How to stay sober from drugs / alcohol. How to find forgiveness from others…”

          Praise God – “As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause,”(Job 5:8)! Pray Kristie does her first two Bible lessons, finds a Bible-teaching church and makes a godly female friendship.

Tuesday, 18th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Amanda C… wrote: “That I must ask Jesus into my heart to become a Christian. And the two roads also. Not yet.”

          Praise God – “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.”(Matthew 7:13)! Pray Amanda sees Christ’s road & follows Him closely.

Wednesday, 19th: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? New student registrant Tracy M… wrote: “How to get to heaven to be with my family that has passed away. I want to live by his word.”

          Praise God – ““Lord,” someone asked Him, “will only a few people be saved?” Jesus answered,”(Luke 13:23)! Pray Tracy studies Bible lessons 1 and 2 intently. Pray she repents & believes in the gospel / Jesus.

Thursday, 20th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New inmate student Derrick L… (age 45) wrote: “How to be saved. Yes. Today, 6/6/19.” (lessons mailed 5/20/19)

          Praise God – “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able.””(Luke 13:24)! Pray Derrick keeps doing all the studies we send. Pray he shares the gospel.

Friday, 21st: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE? The mother of new student registrant Justin D… wrote: “I hope my son learns to deal with bullying the way God would want. He is almost 14. My name is Jennifer D…”

          Praise God – “Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.”(Psalm 55:22)! Pray Justin grows strong in his faith and bold in his public stance against bullying.

Saturday, 22nd: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Kristena M… (age 29) wrote: “That I am a sinner, but if I repent and follow God’s word, I might make it into Heaven. Yes. June 2017.”

          Praise God – “Therefore no one will be justified in His sight by works of the law. For the law merely brings awareness of sin.”(Romans 3:20)! Pray Kristena bases her faith upon Christ & His finished work at Calvary.

June 9 – 15

June 9 – 15

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can make your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Ephesians 6:11

Sunday, 9th: Using BSBM’s website, prison chaplain John M… requested Bible studies for an inmate. He shared: “I have sent the gospel to all death row inmates in Texas. Raul C… replied with his testimony of receiving Christ. I want to ensure he can grow in Christ and maybe spread the good news to other death row inmates. Thank you.”

          Praise God – “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.”(Ephesians 6:10)! Pray Raul receives the second mailing of his first set of studies. Pray he finds another born again death row inmate.

Monday, 10th: New student Frankie G… shared: “Yes, I have received the Lord Jesus as my Savior. I have been in prison for 24 years. I was a gang leader and a pagan satanic priest. I studied ways to talk Christians out of their beliefs. One night while sitting in my cell alone, I thought about everything I had done, and I was so ashamed. I planned to kill myself. As I put the sheet around my neck this thought came to my mind, ‘I made you for more than this.’ It was like God had spoken to me.”

          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.”(Psalm 100:3)! Pray Frankie studies God’s word diligently and shares it faithfully.

Tuesday, 11th: Evelyn H… found BSBM’s website sign-up page on Friday, May 31st at 1:39 AM. She shared: “I have lost my way. I feel lost and alone. I want to find God again. I have fallen off track.”

          Praise God – “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”(James 4:8)! Pray Evelyn does the studies & finds a Bible-teaching church.

Wednesday, 12th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New inmate student Serafin D… (age 41) wrote: “I have learned that God is merciful and loving. He loves me enough to send his son down to pay my debt in order to forgive me. Yes. Today, May 28, 2019.” (His first lessons were sent on May 23rd.)

          Praise God – “God made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”(2 Cor. 5:21)! Pray Serafin keeps studying and starts sharing the truth with others.

Thursday, 13th: Using BSBM’s website, Graham T… requested Bible studies for an inmate. He shared: “Casey M… is a good friend, like a sister to me. She has fallen out of recovery and recently caught several drug charges. She knows God but has lost touch with Him. She requested a Bible study so she can get back on the right path.”

          Praise God – “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”(2 Cor. 3:17)! Pray Casey submits herself once again to the Lord’s will and experiences His freedom personally.

Friday, 14th: Inmate John M… (age 56) began studying in October 2018. He completed the 4th course on May 28th and shared: “I will serve the Lord Jesus Christ with all my heart and mind, just as if He was coming tomorrow. I love Jesus.” (He said he was born again on October 5, 1999.)

          Praise God – “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”(1 John 4:11)! Pray John puts his heartfelt love for Jesus into practice by sharing God’s message of love with fellow inmates.

Saturday, 15th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Jasmine S… (age 23) wrote: “That Jesus is the only door to heaven, so I have to believe, trust him to go. Almost. Honestly, I feel like I am not ready because I am not worthy.”Praise God – “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”(Romans 6:23)! Pray Jasmine completes all 20 lessons in course 1. Pray she confesses her sin and trusts Him.