Author: Darryl

May 26 – June 1

May 26 – June 1

“Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.” – John 17:3 “For whoever finds me finds life and obtains the favor of the LORD.” – Proverbs 8:35

Sunday, 26th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? David C… (age 39) wrote: “It is so helpful to be reminded of God’s deep love for us all. Being a Christian doesn’t mean a worry-free life. Yes, I received Jesus as my Savior on December 21, 2021, after nearly dying of Covid.” (1st study sent 9/29/20; received this 4/21/24.) Praise God – “For at just the right time, while we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.” (Romans 5:6)! Pray David keeps studying; pray David’s six friends that he requested studies for do them also.

Monday, 27th: A pleading note from grandma Tiffany A…, on May 21, 2024: “I have a granddaughter who is 15 years old. She has relationship problems with her mom that have caused depression and even suicidal thoughts. I talk and pray with her. She says she reads but has been unable to feel God lately. Can you please put her on your prayer list and send her Bible studies? Zaire M… at …NC.” (1st study and more sent 5/21/24.) Praise God – “While it is daytime, we must do the works of Him who sent Me. Night is coming, when no one can work.” (Jn. 9:4)! Pray Tiffany & Zaire talk a lot about Bible verses with each other & pray together.

Tuesday, 28th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On May 16, at 3:26 PM, new student hopeful Coretta T… emailed: “I hope to learn how to live a godly life and help others as well.” (Coretta’s 1st study was mailed on 5/22/2024, as well as 1st studies for her 2 teenage children.) 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 Coretta and her two children study, share and pray together.

Wednesday, 29th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Jessica B… (age 36) emailed: “I learned that Jesus appeared on earth for 40 days after His resurrection and was seen by over 500 people. Yes, on January 8, 2023 and baptized on August 20, 2023!!” (1st study sent on 4/18/2024 when Jessica was a 15-month-old in Christ.) 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 Jessica shares the gospel with friends & family; pray she starts a home study.

Thursday, 30th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On May 22, at 9:21 PM, new student hopeful Tasha W… emailed: “I hope to have a closer relationship with my Lord and to minister His word correctly to my family and community.” (1st study mailed on 5/24/2024.) Praise God – “Teach me Your way, O LORD, that I may walk in Your truth. Give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name.” (Psalm 86:11)! Pray Tasha studies her lessons with her Bible & obeys God’s voice.

Friday, 31st: A letter from an inmate: “May 18, 2024 I want to thank you for all the support, prayer and the letter you sent to my parole board. I guess God allowed them to deny me again. I’m now doing my 37th year and still have 18 years to do. Guess I’ll die in prison and never see my mother again. Parole Board thought Bible studies weren’t enough rehabilitation. God knows my heart. With Jesus’ love, Christopher P…” Praise God – “And everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:26)! Pray Christopher gives us his mother’s name and address for Bible studies by mail.

Saturday, 1st: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Inmate Mark H… (age 46) wrote: “That when I come to the Lord as a sinner and admit it, that I become a child of God no matter my past. Yes, when I was young but I didn’t live as I should have. It’s been weighing heavy on my heart. Now I am serving time until February 2041. I again asked Christ into my life on May 14, 2024.” (1st study sent 5/8/24.) Praise God – “For great is Your loving devotion to me; You have delivered me from the depths of Sheol.” (Psalm 86:13)! Pray Mark shares the message of his lessons with others and encourages them to study.

May 19 – 25

May 19 – 25

“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain fell, the torrents raged, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because its foundation was on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.” Matthew 7:24-26

Sunday, 19th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On May 10, at 8:45 AM, new student hopeful Kandis H… emailed: “I hope to increase my Bible knowledge and learn how to better my relationship with God.” (1st study mailed on 5/15/24.) Praise God – “For whoever might desire to save his life will lose it; but whoever might lose his life on account of Me will find it.” (Matthew 16:25)! Pray Kandis takes God’s word to heart & surrenders all to Christ.

Monday, 20th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On May 11, at 2:13 PM, new student hopeful Jacqueline F… emailed: “I hope to grow in faith and become a mentor to reach out to others.” (1st study mailed on 5/15/24.) Praise God – “Come, follow Me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19)! Pray Jacqueline studies her lessons, reads her Bible, memorizes verses and shares the gospel with compassion.

Tuesday, 21st: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On May 12, at 10:12 AM, new student hopeful Brandy P… emailed: “I hope to heal and learn how to forgive.” (1st study mailed on 5/15/24.) Praise God – “Bear with one another and forgive any complaint you may have against someone else. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” (Colossians 3:13)! Pray Brandy reads and rereads her first study’s scripture.

Wednesday, 22nd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On May 12, at 10:34 AM, new student hopeful Michael M… emailed: “To learn how to serve through studying His scripture and to gain knowledge of His purpose for me.” (1st study mailed on 5/15/24.) Praise God – “Then Jesus told His disciples, “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.”” (Matthew 16:24)! Pray Michael studies diligently & practices his faith.

Thursday, 23rd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On May 12, at 12:24 AM, new student hopeful Crystal B… emailed: “I want to get back into the word of God. I want to refresh my memory on what I already know and hope to learn as much as you’re willing to teach me on every aspect of God and His word. Thank you for the opportunity to grow my relationship with the Lord and my knowledge of the Lord.” (1st study mailed on 5/15/24.) Praise God – “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way as to take the prize.” (1 Cor. 9:24)! Pray Crystal studies and submits to the Holy Spirit’s leading.

Friday, 24th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On May 12, at 7:11 AM, new student hopeful Ronda M… emailed: “I am hoping to find a way to study the Bible and learn God’s purpose for me, and to share insight with my family.” (1st study mailed on 5/15/24.) 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 Ronda studies and shares God’s word with family.

Saturday, 25th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On May 13, at 11:28 AM, new student hopeful Pamela S… emailed: “I want to get closer to God. I want to start somewhere. I have read the Bible but I have never actually studied the Bible. I would like to start studying the Bible rather than just reading it.” (1st study mailed on 5/15/24.) Praise God – “Make every effort to present yourself approved to God, an unashamed workman who accurately handles the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)! Pray Pamela studies & signs up a friend to study with.

May 12 – 18

May 12 – 18

“Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” Genesis 3:9

Sunday, 12th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? On May 6th, Daisy C… emailed this response for Lesson 10 of Course #1: “I learned the countless times God has worked to save us from ourselves and the schemes of the devil. When put under a new light, the amount of love and forgiveness granted to us is moving. The second coming of Christ will be the end, where there won’t be any more chances for those that did not heed the warning of His return.” Praise God – “Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Matt. 24:44)! Pray Daisy shares Christ’s teaching boldly, in English & Spanish, with family & friends.

Monday, 13th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On May 1, at 5:26 PM, new student hopeful Mark D… emailed: “I would like to learn the word from the beginning please.” (1st study sent on May 8th.) Praise God – “The time is fulfilled,” He said, “and the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe in the gospel!” (Mark 1:15)! Pray Mark studies his booklets diligently with his Bible open and memorizes key verses.

Tuesday, 14th: “Dear Mr. Darryl Evans, my name is David C… I have been saved since November 1, 2023. With Mario C… I have completed the first lessons: 1) Who Is Jesus Christ? and 2) Heaven – How to Get There. Please continue sending me the other lessons that follow this. I desire to continue studying this series. Thank you for your help and guidance in making a choice for Christ in my life as my Savior.” (On 4/10/24 we sent Mario study #1; on 5/6/24 we had their joint study worksheets; they are cellmates.) Praise God – “Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father, but whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well.” (1 John 2:23)! Pray David keeps studying all the lessons we send; pray he shares his faith.

Wednesday, 15th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On May 5, at 7:52 AM, new student hopeful Todd V… emailed: “I want to learn real truths from the Bible in a way I can comprehend, at my own comfortable pace of understanding, so that I can be saved truly.” (1st study prepared for the mail on Sunday, May 5th at 1:04 PM.) Praise God – “Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.” (John 17:3)! Pray Todd reads, studies, believes and follows the Holy Spirit’s leading.

Thursday, 16th: “To Darryl Evans and wife Joan Evans, thank you so much for taking the time to write me. I enjoyed doing the Bible study with a friend of mine, David C… I found Jesus to be my Lord and Savior on November 1, 2023. I’m going to be incarcerated for a very long time, and I have no family support but God and Jesus Christ. I ask for spiritual guidance every day as I face a life in prison for the next three decades. I’m very scared of what will become of my life. If I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that I’ll make it through it. I want a triumphant return back to society. Respectfully, Mario C…” (Thank God for jails and prisons that permit paper Bibles and study materials for inmates!) Praise God – “I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the world!” (Jn. 16:33)! Pray Mario follows Christ closely.

Friday, 17th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Aimee J… wrote: “That there is only one true God and He never said this life would be easy. But He promised to be with us through it, if we believe and receive Him! Yes, in February 2024!” (She is a 24-year-old; she requested this 1st study as a 2-month-old in Christ.) Praise God – “But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12)! Pray Aimee finds a Bible-teaching church and gets involved in outreach.

Saturday, 18th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On May 1, at 9:25 PM, new student hopeful Destinie L… emailed: “How to find my happiness in God and only Him.” (1st study sent on May 8th.) Praise God – “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10)! Pray Destinie finds her greatest joy to be abiding in Christ and obeying Him.

May 5 – 11

May 5 – 11

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you encounter trials of many kinds,” James 1:2

Sunday, 5th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? ” I’m going through some trials right now. Of course, I can’t see the why or what, but on down the line I’ll find how God did this for His glory. All things work for the Lord’s best. I think He is moving me onto a new course in my life. I’ll take that big step and I’ll see how God orchestrates all of this. I enjoy the lessons and have learned a lot. Joy and peace are found in the Lord. Thank you, Anita B…” Praise God – “Not only that, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;” (Romans 5:3)! Pray Anita keeps studying & finding her daily peace & joy in the Lord.

Monday, 6th: “I’m writing this letter to say thank you for everything. It is truly a blessing doing these studies. I enjoy it greatly. God bless you! Jimmie S…” (He’s an inmate who just completed Bible study booklet #1.) Praise God – “For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will delight your soul.” (Proverbs 2:10)! Pray Jimmie keeps studying, shares God’s word with inmates and encourages those interested to study also.

Tuesday, 7th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On April 27, at 1:06 PM, new student hopeful Yvonne H… emailed: “I hope to be a better Christian and be closer to Jesus.” (First studies were mailed to her and her friend Candace C… on 5-1-24.) Praise God – “The LORD is near to all who call on Him, to all who call out to Him in truth.” (Psalm 145:18)! Pray Yvonne & Candace study their booklet, talk and pray about God’s word together, and trust and obey God.

Wednesday, 8th: “4-28-2024 I have recently discovered God after practicing Buddhism for 25+ years. I just started reading my Bible and I’m trying to learn as much as I can. I love Jesus and want to please God. Therefore, I would like to follow His path. I have a question – The 2nd commandment says we’re not to have any images or idols to represent God. Since God and Jesus are intertwined, does this mean I can’t have images or idols of Jesus as well? Thank you! Elizabeth A…” (She just completed study #1.) Praise God – “You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in the heavens above,” (Exodus 20:3-4a)! Pray Elizabeth follows God’s pathway of truth revealed in the Bible through the Holy Spirit.

Thursday, 9th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On April 27, at 7:34 PM, new student hopeful Clifton B… emailed: “I hope to bring our family closer by studying together.” (First study mailed on 5-1-24.) Praise God – “Fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath; instead, bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” (Eph. 6:4)! Pray Clifton does the study and teaches the gospel truth to his family.

Friday, 10th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? Maria C… (age 65) shared: “On the basis of Christ’s blood which was shed for our sins, God declares righteous the ungodly sinner who trusts Christ as his Savior. God has made me perfectly righteous by giving me Christ in exchange. Christ Himself is my righteousness! Amen!” (She began to study on 9/29/22; she was born again on 10/4/22.) Praise God – “And this righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no distinction” (Rom 3:22)! Pray Maria shares the gospel with family & friends, inviting them to study.

Saturday, 11th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On April 30, at 8:49 PM, new student hopeful Mike R… emailed: “I hope to learn how to stop cheating on my wife and how to be a better father and son, and how the devil gets me to do evil. I need to learn more about the word of God.” (First study mailed on 5-2-24 with several helpful Bible-based readings.) Praise God – “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation without regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” (2 Cor. 7:10)! Pray Mike experiences God-driven sorrow, as he cries out to Him for help.

April 28 – May 4

April 28 – May 4

“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul longs after You, O God.” Psalm 42:1

Sunday, 28th: “My name is Pedro F… Even though I accepted Christ as my Savior, on August 5, 2020, I am a baby in Christ. I am grateful for this Bible study and I am thirsty for more. I have been an addict and incarcerated most of my life. I grew up in foster care around guns, gangs and drugs. Looking forward to my next lessons.” (He is 37 years old.) Praise God – “My soul longs, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.” (Psalm 84:2)! Pray Pedro keeps studying, memorizes verses, studies and prays with cellmates.

Monday, 29th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On April 20, at 9:01 AM, new student hopeful Lisa S… e-mailed: “Eric S… and I hope to be able to understand the Bible and grow a closer personal relationship with God.” (Their first studies were sent on 4/24/24.) Praise God – “May my cry come before You, O LORD; give me understanding according to Your word.” (Psa. 119:169)! Pray Lisa & Eric do their own study; share & pray together & obey God’s word w/o hesitation.

Tuesday, 30th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On April 23, at 3:40 AM, new student hopeful Luke R… e-mailed: “How to get to Heaven.” (His first study was sent on 4/24/25.) Praise God – “But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God” (Jn. 1:12)! Pray Luke does lessons 1 and 2; pray he repents & believes in the gospel.

Wednesday, 1st: “As a child, I rode the church bus almost every Sunday in _____, WV. But as an adult, even though my faith in Christ was humongous, I lived as a lesbian until 2012. I’ve never had a boyfriend. I always say Jesus is my boyfriend. I know very little of the Bible. I would enjoy your study thru the mail. Jodie W…” (She is 53 and is resident of a psychiatric hospital.) Praise God – “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in me; lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psa. 139:23-24)! Pray Jodie studies and obeys God.

Thursday, 2nd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On April 23, at 1:38 PM, new student hopeful Lekeisha H… e-mailed: “I hope to get closer to God, build my faith and restore my walk with Christ.” (Her first study was sent on 4/24/25.) Praise God – “For You, O Lord, are kind and forgiving, rich in loving devotion to all who call on You.” (Psalm 86:5)! Pray Lekeisha studies diligently, takes heed to the Spirit’s voice and abides in Christ, The Vine.

Friday, 3rd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On April 23, at 6:12 PM, new student hopeful Margie F… e-mailed: “I hope to find my purpose and to grow closer to God. But there is a hinderance with my walk every day at my home. My husband wants to serve the Lord but also wants more of what the world has to offer which are drugs, …, …. He feels like as long as it’s not another … it’s not cheating and that I should be okay with it. But I’m not. So, I really need to work on myself before my marriage ends in divorce. We have five kids ages 5, 8, 9, 14, and 15. Please send all of us Bible lessons.” (Their first studies were sent on 4/24/24.) Praise God – “For the sake of Your name, O LORD, forgive my iniquity, for it is great.” (Psalm 25:11)! Pray Margie, her husband & their children are overwhelmed with God’s love, mercy and grace; pray restoration happens.

Saturday, 4th: “Hello, my name is Fred R… I am currently an inmate at ____ in …, NM. I am reaching out because I was recently reintroduced to God in here. I was born and baptized catholic but when I was young, I had a life changing experience which made me believe there was no God or Jesus Christ. I truly believed I was cursed and dealt a bad hand of cards in my life. I have been in and out of group homes and detention centers since I was 12. I will be 22 in June. I am writing you to ask for religious items like a rosary, devotional, etc. to help me kickstart my journey on the path of righteousness.” (Bible study sent 4/18/2024.) Praise God – “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 Cor. 1:30)! Pray Fred surrenders himself to Christ alone.

April 21 – 27

April 21 – 27

“If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” John 15:7

Sunday, 21st: “April 7, 2024 – To Whom it may concern, may you please allow me to enroll in your Bible study program. I am currently in a state prison waiting on my self-defense appeal. Since I have been incarcerated, I’ve come closer to God and truly enjoy studying His word. I want to thank you for bringing hope and light to people like me who truly need it. Valencia M…” (First study mailed on 4/15/24.) Praise God – “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,” (Ephesians 5:8)! Pray Valencia studies diligently, shares the gospel intently & places her appeal in God’s hand.

Monday, 22nd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On January 7, 2024 at 3:39 PM, and then again on April 13, 2024, at 2:16 PM, new student hopeful Christina W… emailed: “I want to feel God’s presence and guidance in my life. I just got out of jail.” And then again: “I hope to learn that God forgives me for my sins, how to live as a woman of God, His plans for me, and how to serve Him.” (We resent her 1st study, to a new address, on 4/15/24.) Praise God – “Come, follow Me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19)! Pray Christina does the study now, returns her study worksheets and finds a Bible teaching church to attend.

Tuesday, 23rd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On April 14, at 1:29 PM, new student hopeful Stacey B… emailed: “I hope to learn total surrender and complete forgiveness.” (Her first study, and a study for 4-year-old Kade, were sent on 4/18/24.) Praise God – “I rise before dawn and cry for help; in Your word I have put my hope.” (Psalm 119:147)! Pray Stacey studies her lessons, memorizes key verses & surrenders all to God; pray she helps Kade study too.

Wednesday, 24th: “April 8, 2024 – Hey! I hope you’re having a blessed day! My name is Kyndra R… and I’m in a rehab in …, AR. Me and 15 other girls live in a church, its name is The ___ Ministries. I’ve been here 66 days so far and I celebrate 7 months clean on April 19th. This is the longest I’ve been clean since I was 12 years old. I am 30 now. I’ve got to give all glory to Jesus Christ! There’s no way I could have ever done it by myself. I found God in jail this year! I never really believed in Him before jail. Could you please send me some Bible studies by mail? Thank you so much!” (First study mailed on 4/15/24 with new student sign-up slips too.) Praise God – “God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.” (1 Cor. 1:9)! Pray Kyndra does her studies & shares the message of hope; pray other ladies sign up to study also.

Thursday, 25th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On April 16, at 10:07 AM, new student hopeful Anthony L… emailed: “I hope to come closer to God, to help spread the good word to others and help bring them to the Lord.” (First study sent on 4/18/24.) Praise God – “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and encourage with every form of patient instruction.” (2 Tim. 4:2)! Pray Anthony trusts & obeys the Lord’s voice.

Friday, 26th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On April 14, at 1:12 PM, new student hopeful Jeremy C… emailed: “I hope to be able to teach my children more about God’s word.” (Jeremy’s first study was sent on 4/18/24.) Praise God – “Make every effort to present yourself approved to God, an unashamed workman who accurately handles the word of truth.” (2 Tim. 2:15)! Pray Jeremy does his study & leads a family quiet time.

Saturday, 27th: Lizzie G… (age 69) requested studies on January 6, 2024. She is currently studying lessons 15 through 18, in the first course titled, MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST 1. She recently shared: “I am looking for work. Please pray I get a Bus Aide Job. Thank you so much for these lessons. I love them. I love God’s word!” Praise God – “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.” (Matt. 6:33)! Pray Lizzie celebrates God’s faithfulness and reflects Jesus’s light & love to all.

April 14 – 20

April 14 – 20

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105

Sunday, 14th: “4/4/24/ Hello Bible Studies By Mail, I was in prison at FPC …, TX. I have recently been released to a halfway house at …, TX. I am very interested in joining your Bible study program. Thank you, Helen C… P.S. Prayer Request: Please pray I would be able to get my driver’s license so I can drive my car to look for a job. I would appreciate it.” (Her letter was received and her first study sent on 4-10-2024.) Praise God – “Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who ignores reproof goes astray.” (Proverbs 10:17)! Pray Helen does her studies, attends a local church and gets her license and a job.

Monday, 15th: Daisy C… returned her first study test pages by email on 4/8/24. She shared her heart: “The journey to knowing and coming to love Christ is beautiful – I’m in the beginning stages. I feel both nervous and excited to progress along. I have come to accept that I am a sinner. It is one thing to read about Christ’s sacrifice, but it’s another thing to comprehend the weight of such a selfless act. I will traverse this journey with no trepidation as to who is my Lord and Savior.” (Her next 4 lessons were mailed on 4/9/24.) Praise God – “We are punished justly, for we are receiving what our actions deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” (Luke 23:41)! Pray Daisy keeps studying and finds a Bible-believing church to attend.

Tuesday, 16th: “To whom it may concern: I am incarcerated at … California. I am facing a twenty-to-thirty-year sentence and I want a triumphant return back into society. I am asking for your Bible studies by mail. I want to sow seeds for my success after prison. I pray for strength and guidance every day from the Holy Spirit. And I pray this letter will find the right hands. Sincerely, Mario C…” (Got his letter and mailed his study 4/10/24.) Praise God – “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” (1 Corinthians 15:57)! Pray Mario receives his studies, does them with others and signs up interested cellmates.

Wednesday, 17th: WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU HAVE LEARNED? Student Michelle M… shared: “I learned that Christ lives in us by His Spirit… that God delivered me from my sins by laying them on His Son on the cross… that Christ is the Accomplisher of all God’s plan… that God has given Christ to me as my righteousness.” Praise God – “When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished.” And bowing His head, He yielded up His spirit.” (John 19:30)! Pray Michelle shares her Bible study learning with family and friends.

Thursday, 18th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On April 10, at 7:16 AM, new student hopeful Monica F… emailed: “How to have and maintain a strong, deeper, foundational relationship with my God. One that won’t change nor waiver.” (First study mailed on 4/11/24.) Praise God – “Early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up and slipped out to a solitary place to pray.” (Mk 1:35)! Pray Monica seeks the LORD early in the morning with her knees bent and Bible open.

Friday, 19th: WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU HAVE LEARNED? Dakota J… (age 9) wrote: “Jesus loved me enough to die for me! The happiest day in His story, is Jesus’s resurrection and victory over death. God loves us so much and does not want us to perish.” Praise God – “Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).” (John 20:16)! Pray Dakota tells friends that God loves us and does not want us to perish.

Saturday, 20th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On April 4, at 6:03 PM, new student hopeful Heidi O… emailed: “I want to learn who God is.” (First study mailed on 4/10/24.) Praise God – “I am the LORD, and there is no other; there is no God but Me. I will equip you for battle, though you have not known Me,” (Isa. 45:5)! Pray Heidi does her lessons with her Bible open, intent to learn.

April 7 – 13

April 7 – 13

“And while they were gathered together, He commanded them: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift the Father promised, which you have heard Me discuss. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”” Acts 1:4-5

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly as captives in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.” 2 Corinthians 2:14

Sunday, 7th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? Antoinette B… (age 63) shared: “It’s not wasting my life. I give my life to God, because I love Him.” Praise God – “And love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1 Jn 4:10)! Pray Antoinette invites friends over for coffee & a Bible study.

Monday, 8th: On 4/3/24, a local jail Chaplain emailed: “We have had our first-person sign up for Bible studies by mail. Here is his contact information. Michael C… …New Mexico. He has completed the first two booklets and I am attaching them for your review and grading. When you give me the go ahead, I will take him other booklets. Thanks, Chaplain Kevin B…” (4/4/24 – Go ahead given for Michael to have his next studies.) Praise God – “And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (Jn 14:13)! Pray Michael helps others to study; pray a Spanish speaking man volunteers for jail visitation.

Tuesday, 9th: WILL JESUS FORGIVE YOU IF YOU ASK HIM TO? HAVE YOU ASKED THE LORD JESUS TO FORGIVE YOUR SINS AND BE YOUR SAVIOR? Thomas R… (age 8) wrote: “Yes” “Yes” (His Test Pages were posted to us on 3/30/24. A most Happy Easter for Thomas’s family!) Praise God – “But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God—” (Jn 1:12)! Pray Thomas keeps studying; pray his parents talk with him about Jesus.

Wednesday, 10th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On March 29, at 7:13 PM, new student hopeful Michelle P… e-mailed: “I hope to better understand God’s will for my life.” (First study mailed on 04/03/2024.) Praise God – “Then Jesus told His disciples, “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.”” (Matt 16:24)! Pray Michelle studies her Bible lessons and follows Him.

Thursday, 11th: HAVE YOU ASKED THE LORD JESUS TO COME INTO YOUR HEART? WHEN? Timothy R… (age 3 ½) wrote: “Yes” “Today” (His Tests were posted to us on 3/30/24. A most Happy Easter for Timothy’s family!) Praise God – “children born not of blood, nor of the desire or will of man, but born of God.” (Jn 1:13)! Pray Timothy keeps studying with the help of his parents; pray his parents do daily family devotions together.

Friday, 12th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On April 3, at 8:24 PM, new student hopeful Kelli M… e-mailed: “I’m hoping that as I work through these Bible studies that God will continue to reveal his plans for my life. I keep having an overwhelming feeling that I need to be more involved in helping others. I’m not exactly sure what that is supposed to look like for me, but I do believe as I continue to walk with the Lord it will become clearer.” (First study mailed on 04/04/2024.) Praise God – “For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His footsteps:” (1 Pe 2:21)! Pray Kelli studies diligently, prays fervently & obeys ASAP.

Saturday, 13th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? Inmate David A… (age 51) wrote: “The thing that struck me the most was that out of all the pieces of armor only one was for offense and the others were for defense – the word of God being the sword of the Spirit. Jesus’s use of it against Satan’s attacks was very efficient. I intend on using it the same way.” Praise God – “Your word, O LORD, is everlasting; it is firmly fixed in the heavens.” (Psa 119:89)! Pray David memorizes key Bible verses used in his lessons; pray he stands firm on the promises of God’s word.

March 31 – April 6

March 31 – April 6

“He is not here; He has risen, just as He said! Come, see the place where He lay.” “Do not be afraid,” said Jesus. “Go and tell My brothers to go to Galilee. There they will see Me.” Matthew 28:6, 10

Easter Sunday, 31st: “[Hermano Evans] Brother Evans, I give you thanks for these studies, they are very edifying and motivating. I am leading a weekend group with some brothers who speak Spanish and English. I am using this Basic Bible Truths course. May Dios continue to bless you in the ministry of correspondence studies. I love you all in the name of Cristo. Your brother in Cristo, Ray A…” (Ray was born again on 2/27/2008; he is currently redoing the Spanish courses for the 4th time; he’s bi-lingual and did the English courses in 2020-22.) Praise God – “But exhort one another daily, as long as it is called today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” (Heb. 3:13)! Pray Ray assists his cellmates to ask for their own Bible studies.

Monday, 1st: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On March 21, at 7:44 PM, new student hopeful Katie P… e-mailed: “Hopefully the Bible study will help me to mourn the loss of my dear mother.” (1st study sent 3/27/24.) Praise God – “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4)! Pray Katie reads & meditates on God’s word daily; pray she does her study booklets & shares her heart with a godly lady.

Tuesday, 2nd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On March 22, at 6:55 PM, new student hopeful Rachel P… e-mailed: “As a new believer, I am hoping to find guidance that will help me know the teaching of Jesus and how to follow Him the way He intended. If possible, please send a Spanish copy for my partner Pedro P…  Spanish is his first language. Thanks!” (1st studies sent 3/27/24.) 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 Rachel & Pedro do their studies, share with each other & find a good church.

Wednesday, 3rd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On March 24, at 2:15 AM, new student hopeful Alicia V… e-mailed: “I want to know God. I hope to learn the Bible. I also want to teach my son about God.” (1st study sent 3/27/24.) Praise God – “Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.” (John 17:3)! Pray Alicia does her study & heeds God’s personal call to repent & believe.

Thursday, 4th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On March 25, at 1:46 AM, new student hopeful Daisy R… e-mailed: “I hope to learn how to forgive, to follow God’s word and to believe He will give me the strength to move on.” (She signed up Josef R… too; studies sent 3/27/24.) Praise God – “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” (Eph. 4:32)! Pray Daisy & Josef study together, share their hearts honestly & forgive as God leads them.

Friday, 5th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On March 26, at 10:53 AM, new student hopeful Falisha S… e-mailed: “I hope to learn much about God and His Son, my Lord Jesus Christ, so I may be able to live a life in service to Him and bring the gospel to as many people as I can.” (1st study sent 3/28/24.) Praise God – “Brothers, children of Abraham, and you Gentiles who fear God, it is to us that this message of salvation has been sent.” (Acts 13:26)! Pray Falisha studies diligently & shares the gospel boldly.

Saturday, 6th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On March 27, at 5:39 PM, new student hopeful, Sarah B… e-mailed: “I want to learn the Bible from the beginning. I don’t know anything. I want to be a better person” (1st study booklets sent 3/28/24 to Australia.) Praise God – “Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths.” (Psalm 25:4)! Pray Sarah studies her 4 lessons, repents of sin, believes in Jesus, gets a Bible & shares the gospel message among her friends.

March 24 – 30

March 24 – 30

“The crowds that went ahead of Him and those that followed were shouting: “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest!” Matt. 21:9

Palm Sunday, 24th: An email request, from a mission colleague, on 3/20/24: “(Deseo pedirte un favor) I want to ask you a favor. I have a friend who lives in New Mexico and I have been sharing the Word of God with her for some time. She calls herself catholic but she wants to receive lessons from (Fuente de Luz) Source of Light. This is my friend’s name and address… Rosa R… New Mexico. I will be very grateful if you send her the lessons in Spanish. Dalila C…” (Rosa’s first 4 Spanish Bible lessons were mailed on 3/21/24.) Praise God – “I planted the seed and Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.” (1 Cor. 3:6)! Pray Rosa studies her 4 lessons & returns the Test Pages for processing; pray she trusts in Christ alone for her salvation.

Monday, 25th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On March 17, at 7:24 PM, new student hopeful Debra A… e-mailed: “How to cope with bipolar depression and how to survive physical and sexual abuse, and drug and alcohol abuse. How to restore my faith.” (First study mailed 3/20/24.) Here’s what she emailed back after we let her know her first study was in the mail: “I just want to thank you so much!! I’m excited to continue to change my life, to start back down the path of Christ.” Praise God – “No one, Lord,” she answered. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Now go and sin no more.” (Jn. 8:11)! Pray Debra does her lessons, finds a Bible believing church & a godly mentor.

Tuesday, 26th: Timothy V… (age 36) did his 1st study: Here’s what he wrote when asked WHAT he’d learned and IF he’d received Jesus: “I must come as a sinner to the Lord Jesus and receive Him as my Savior. Yes, today, March 13, 2024” (1st studies mailed 2/28/24 to him & his mom Sharon, age 65; she’s a 4-month-old in Christ.) Praise God – “In the same way, I tell you that there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous ones who do not need to repent.” (Lk. 15:7)! Pray they both keep studying.

Wednesday, 27th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On March 18, at 6:31 AM, past student Naomi B… e-mailed: “I have gotten to learn that without God, you can’t make it. He has been so good to me, and He has seen me through some hard times. He will never leave you nor forsake you even though your so-called friends do. I am praying the Lord guides me in the way He wants me to go and that He helps me with this battle because I know I can’t do this alone by myself. I am going to finish my courses because I really enjoy them! Please pray for me!!!!” (Restarted her study program on 3/19/24.) Praise God – “Give us aid against the enemy, for the help of man is worthless.” (Psa. 60:11)! Pray Naomi restarts studying her lessons; pray she finds godly friendships & cuts close ties with ungodly ones.

Thursday, 28th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? Inmate Tyler W.. (age 26) wrote: “How God revealed Himself in 3 ways, His creation, His book the Bible and a person Jesus Christ!” (Tyler is a 9-month-old in Christ.) Praise God – “Philip, I have been with you all this time, and still you do not know Me? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?” (Jn. 14:9b)! Pray Tyler shares Christ.

Good Friday, 29th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On March 20, at 5:57 AM, new student hopeful Tammy M… e-mailed: “I hope to learn how to live my life better than I am doing now. I have let seeds of sorrow, pain and death enter my life, and I don’t know how to get back to God. My life isn’t working now and I don’t even want to get out of bed. I hate my life. I want to learn what God wants me to do. I want to get back to where I should never have left.” (Study mailed 3/21/24.) Praise God – “I will get up and go back to my father and say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.”” (Lu. 15:18)! Pray Tammy studies hard, memorizes verses & surrenders all to Christ.

Saturday, 30th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? Inmate Homer P.. (age 39) wrote: “Jesus was God in human form sent to die for us, to wash away our sins. Only through Him can man or woman ever enter the heavenly gates!” (Homer is a 2 ½-month-old in Christ.) Praise God – “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (Jn 14:6)! Pray Homer studies diligently and intentionally shares Christ with cellmates.