Author: Darryl

October 25 – 31

October 25 – 31

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

Sunday, 25th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On October 16 at 8:32 PM, a current student e-mailed BSBM again: “I am already enrolled in the Bible lessons and I am enjoying them. My mom wants to learn the truth as well. We have been Catholics our whole life and we are questioning if it is the true church. I decided to read the Bible and with your help we can possibly find out the truth. Please send my mom Ximena B…, age 77, Bible lessons through the postal mail. God bless, Marybeth B… (More than 2,000 miles between them, yet they are close.)

            Praise God – “The entirety of Your word is truth, and all Your righteous judgments endure forever.” (Psalm 119:160)! Pray Marybeth and Ximena study their Bible-based lessons and trust and obey God’s word.

Monday, 26th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Melody M… (age 35) wrote: “We are made in God’s image and we must accept Jesus to avoid Hell. Yes, October 4, 2020.” (Melody’s first lessons were mailed on September 23, 2020.)

            Praise God – “The way of life winds upward for the wise, that he may turn away from hell below.” (Proverbs 15:24)! Pray Melody memorizes verses from the 20 lessons in course #1; pray she shares her faith.

Tuesday, 27th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On October 17 at 10:34 PM, new student hopeful Raymond P… e-mailed: “How to read and learn the Bible.”

            Praise God – “It was good for me to be afflicted, that I might learn Your statutes.” (Psalm 119:71)! Pray Raymond sees God’s surpassing knowledge, power and presence when opening His Bible to study.

Wednesday, 28th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Ira E… (age 42) wrote: “I have grown apart from God’s path. It’s time to accept Christ in my life. Yes, about 10 minutes ago on October 12, 2020.” (Ira’s first lessons were mailed on October 6, 2020.)

            Praise God – “The man who strays from the path of understanding will rest in the assembly of the dead.” (Proverbs 21:16)! Pray Ira diligently studies his Bible & rereads initial lessons as he waits for more to do.

Thursday, 29th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On October 18 at 7:37 PM, new student hopeful Layla B… e-mailed: “His will.”

            Praise God – “The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, … The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not falter.” (Psa. 37:30a,31)! Pray Layla lets God’s word cleanse her mind, heal her heart & direct her feet.

Friday, 30th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Zachery D… (age 26) wrote: “Jesus loves everyone. To get to Heaven, Jesus has to be our Savior. We must confess our sins to Him. He is the only way to Heaven. Yes, October 12, 2020.” (Zachery’s first lessons were mailed on October 8, 2020.)

            Praise God – “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)! Pray Zachery memorizes verses, shares Christ with others and surrenders all to God.

Saturday, 31st: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On October 19 at 11:55 PM, new student hopeful Sylvia B… e-mailed: “I want to be the way I should be for Christ. There is so much going on in the world around me and it’s time to get it together.”

            Praise God – “You were shown these things so that you would know that the LORD is God; there is no other besides Him.” (Deut. 4:35)! Pray Sylvia starts each new day in submission to God, seeking His daily word.

October 18 – 24

October 18 – 24

Sunday, 18th: “Dear BSBM, enclosed are my completed lessons. I do love spending my days doing these lessons. This morning I was out working on the recreation yard. The rest of the prison is still on lockdown because of corona virus concerns. I am able to go outside to get things cleaned up with a couple other guys. This morning I was finishing up on removing the grass from the workout area. I drove the shovel in the first bunch of grass to be removed and the shovel didn’t move. I looked ahead to all the grass that needed to be removed and I silently asked God to give me strength to see this job through. God seen me through, I finished it. God is awesome! He has blessed me with many things. Good health and a strong-willed spirit. I am looking forward to my next lessons. Jeremy F…

            Praise God – “Say to God, “How awesome are Your deeds! So great is Your power that Your enemies cower before You.”” (Psalm 66:3)! Pray Jeremy shares God’s word with other inmates interested in studying too.

Monday, 19th: “Dear Friend in Christ, can you please send me a Bible study? I have been in _._._. since February waiting for a transfer but it’s not likely to happen until next spring because of this covid-19 virus. I would like to request a prayer for all the inmates here that have the virus to get better. Pray for my family out there to have peace and be safe and pray for the guards here to be safe. I am choosing not to lose my faith. Thank you, Valentin V… (Valentin’s first lessons sent 9-22-20.)

            Praise God – “Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints.” (Eph 6:18)! Pray Valentin equips herself daily with God’s word.

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 Kim R… (age 60) wrote: “That Jesus wants to save us and give us eternal life but we have to ask him and accept him. Yes, October 5, 2020.” (Kim’s first lessons were mailed on August 3, 2020.)

            Praise God – “And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”” (Acts 16:30)! Pray Kim finds an inmate for fellowship; pray Kim keeps studying and starts memorizing key Bible verses.

Wednesday, 21st: “I am almost 34 years old and I am an inmate. I am interested in all the adult courses. I believe there are 17. I love doing Bible studies. It gives me better understanding of the Bible, Jesus and God. It also helps me be more intimate with God and gives me a strong relationship. Please! Thank you for your time and consideration. Tatianna L…

            Praise God – “And if we are children, then we are heirs: heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ–if indeed we suffer with Him, so that we may also be glorified with Him.” (Rom 8:17)! Pray Tatianna studies hard & lives it out.

Thursday, 22nd: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Linda E… (age 51) wrote: “That no matter what happens God will never leave us or abandon us. Yes, October 7, 2020.” (1st lessons sent 9/24/20.)

            Praise God – “For the LORD will not forsake His people; He will never abandon His heritage.” (Psalm 94:14)! Pray Linda shares her faith in Christ with family, friends and neighbors; pray she keeps studying too.

Friday, 23rd: “I am William D… a student in your program. I have four inmates who have joined our Bible study group and they wish to be enrolled in your program: Dwayne J… #_; Charles P… #_; Patrick O… #_; Zachary D… #_. We are growing slowly, but surely. Thank you again!!”

            Praise God – “Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in His ways!” (Psalm 128:1)! Pray William, Dwayne, Charles, Patrick and Zachary fear the LORD and walk in His ways; pray others sign up too.

Saturday, 24th: “I did your studies before and I’m interested in starting again. Alberta A… #_”Praise God – “The LORD will fulfill His purpose for me. O LORD, Your loving devotion endures forever—do not abandon the works of Your hands.” (Psalm 138:8)! Pray inmate Alberta daily surrenders herself to God’s will.

October 11 – 17

October 11 – 17

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them out of My hand. My Father who has given them to Me is greater than all. No one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and the Father are one. John 10:28-30

Sunday, 11th: “9-20-20 Dear Mr. Evans, I would very much like to receive your Bible studies by mail. God has taken care of me the whole time I’ve been locked up. I only have a year and eight months left until I leave prison. I promise not to leave Jesus at the gate when I leave. Your brother in Christ, Shawn C… (we’re stilling waiting to see his first study worksheets)

            Praise God – “Hallelujah! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in His commandments.” (Psalm 112:1)! Pray Shawn builds good study habits now & shares God’s teaching with fellow inmates.

Monday, 12th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Laurie C… (age 38) wrote: “That once we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ we will be saved. Yes. 09/20/2020” (her studies were mailed September 8, 2020)

            Praise God – “So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”” (Acts 16:31)! Pray Laurie finds an inmate with interest to study lessons too. Pray she shares Christ.

Tuesday, 13th: “September 23, 2020 My name is Arlie R… #_____. I’m incarcerated. I used to do your studies a few years back. My mom Evelyn V… used to do them also. Could we restart where we left off? But if not, I don’t mind starting from the beginning. I’m at ___ ____ State Prison … New Jersey. She is at 2243 ___ South Carolina. We both thank you.”

            Praise God – “so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 15:6)! Pray Arlie and Evelyn get studying again and encourage others to also.

Wednesday, 14th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Abel P… (age 39) wrote: “How to be saved. Yes. Today 9-25-20.” (his studies were mailed September 8, 2020)

            Praise God – “For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God,” (Ephesians 2:8)! Pray Abel gets alone with God, in the morning, reading and memorizing verses.

Thursday, 15th: “9/20/20 Praise our Lord and Savior Jesus! I am serving a very long sentence and I have received the Holy Spirit and have been studying scriptures for about 2 years. I am a father and I also want to be able to communicate the gospel to any and everyone of all ages. I see you offer 26 courses and I am hoping that you would allow me to complete all of them. Nathanael C…

            Praise God – “Jesus replied, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.”” (John 14:23)! Pray Nathanael is a living epistle to other inmates.

Friday, 16th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Elaine B… (age 59) wrote: “God is first. Nothing comes before God. Yes. 9-30-20.” (her studies were mailed September 23, 2020)

            Praise God – “For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Cor. 4:6)! Pray Elaine obeys Christ’s teaching.

Saturday, 17th: “Could you send my grand babies lessons? I’d like to ask for your prayers for me, my family, my friends and my enemies. I’ve been scared, lost and blind going down the wrong road for some time. But now I can see, sleep, smile and cry without shame. Chris J… (he’s an inmate)

            Praise God – “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24)! Pray Chris studies hard & sends mailing info for his grandkids.

October 4 – 10

October 4 – 10

“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

Sunday, 4th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Ashley H… (age 35) wrote: “That God loves me even though I am a sinner. And that I can repent and turn my life over to God. Yes. Today, September 20, 2020.” (these first studies were mailed August 20, 2020)

            Praise God – “He was delivered over to death for our trespasses and was raised to life for our justification.” (Romans 4:25)! Pray Ashley shares her faith among interested inmates; pray she helps them enroll too.

Monday, 5th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Elata C… (age 53) wrote: “That God loves me and that Jesus is my prayer intercessor. I received the Lord Jesus as my Savior, in October 1991; I recall the place and when it happened. I would appreciate your prayers, as I have fallen so far away.”

            Praise God – “Who is there to condemn us? For Christ Jesus, who died, and more than that was raised to life, is at the right hand of God—and He is interceding for us.” (Romans 8:34)! Pray Elata lets God’s Spirit and word rule.

Tuesday, 6th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Tasha V… wrote: “That you have to be saved to go to Heaven. Good works will never get you there. Yes. September 20, 2020.” (these first studies were mailed September 15, 2020)

            Praise God – “For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.” (Romans 3:28)! Pray Tasha continues studying the first course & returning its test pages. Pray she shares her faith.

Wednesday, 7th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Ron A… wrote: “How much Jesus is talked about in the O.T. Yes, I was saved and I followed God for about 4 years. However, things happened to me and I cursed God and turned to the occult and drugs. I was a mess but God had mercy on me. I prayed and He forgave me and accepted me back. I haven’t looked back since 8-30-2013.”

            Praise God – “Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.” (1 Chronicles 16:11)! Pray Ron establishes his daily walk upon God’s promises; pray he seeks to help others trapped in drug abuse.

Thursday, 8th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Carol C… (age 34) wrote: “That Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that to accept Jesus as my Savior is the only way to have eternal life. Yes. September 22, 2020.” (these first studies were mailed September 15, 2020)

            Praise God – “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”” (John 14:6)! Pray Carol restudies old lessons with her new one & memorizes key verses.

Friday, 9th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Angela U… (age 32) wrote: “I was a child when I trusted Jesus. Pray for my children Aliyah and Christopher. Could someone mentor me?”

            Praise God – “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. For the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and He also has become my salvation.” (Isaiah 12:2)! Pray Angela surrenders to God, on a daily basis.

Saturday, 10th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Cesar C… (age 44) wrote: “That I am saved by believing and accepting Jesus Christ as my Savior. Yes, September 21, 2020.” (these first studies were mailed September 21, 2020)

            Praise God – “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;” (Ephesians 2:8)! Pray Cesar restudies old lessons as he waits for new ones. Pray he testifies of Christ.

Sept 27 – Oct 3

Sept 27 – Oct 3

This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the wealthy man in his riches. But let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD, who exercises loving devotion, justice and righteousness on the earth—for I delight in these things,” declares the LORD.” Jeremiah 9:24

Sunday, 27th: Katrina S… emailed on February 16th: “Jesus really speaks to my heart and I need more understanding. I want to study God’s word thoroughly.” (she later enrolled an inmate and her 2 children)

            Praise God – “When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.”” (Psalm 27:8)! Pray Katrina finds a Bible-teaching church for herself, Kathleen (age 15) and Mateo (age 6).

Monday, 28th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Michael S… (age 38) wrote: “How to get my heart right with God. Yes. Now, September 11, 2020.” (he was enrolled by his wife on our website)

            Praise God – “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26)! Pray Michael restudies his completed lessons and shares Christ.

Tuesday, 29th: Kathleen A… (age 15) was enrolled for studies by her mom, Katrina S…, on August 24th. In September, we received her question pages. Kathleen wrote: “There is only one God and you get into heaven through admitting you are a sinner and trusting Jesus Christ. Yes, I asked the Lord Jesus to come into my heart on September 2, 2020.”

            Praise God – “Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for Your name’s sake!” (Psalm 79:9)! Pray Kathleen memorizes key study verses & makes godly friendships.

Wednesday, 30th: September 14th, a mom emailed requesting studies for her daughter, Ali F…, an inmate. The email read: “She dug a deep hole for herself, but we serve a BIG GOD!” (Ali still hasn’t returned her first study booklet question pages)

            Praise God – “Rescue me from the mire and do not let me sink; deliver me from my foes and out of the deep waters.” (Psalm 69:14)! Pray Ali senses her spiritual depravity and her need for God’s word and His love.

Thursday, 1st: Mateo S… (age 6) was enrolled for studies by his mom, Katrina S…, on August 24th. In September, we received his question pages. The end of his test asked: HAVE YOU TAKEN THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? WHEN?  Mateo wrote: “Yes. August 31, 2020.”

            Praise God – “But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them! For the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”” (Matthew 19:14)! Pray Mateo talks about his studies with his mom & sister.

Friday, 2nd: “9-17-20 Dear Friend, Thanks for allowing me to study the word of God with you. I want my mind tested with each study you send me. I want to grow with each lesson. I would like you to pray for me and my freedom from prison. Thank you for everything you do for us prisoners. A brother in Christ, Jason A… (inmate Dylan W… began studying 7/21/20; he encouraged Jason to begin in September)

            Praise God – “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Romans 12:2a)! Pray Jason and Dylan intently study their Bible lessons with each other and with other inmates.

Saturday, 3rd: Inmate Anthony G… was enrolled by Katrina S… on February 20th. He is no longer incarcerated and he has since enrolled six inmate friends and seven family members, in his hometown.

            Praise God – “And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world.” (1 John 4:14)! Pray Anthony meets at a Bible-teaching church and keeps studying & sharing God’s word.

September 20 -26

September 20 -26

“For He has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the Man He has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead.” Acts 17:31

Sunday, 20th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On September 11th at 10:54 PM, new student hopeful Jason L… e-mailed: “How to manage anger, marriage improvement, addiction, stress and anxiety. We are God’s children and we need to depend on Him. We don’t need to worry about anybody’s judgement but God’s.”

            Praise God – “The way of the LORD is a refuge to the upright, but destruction awaits those who do evil.” (Proverbs 10:29)! Pray Jason trusts and obeys the LORD Almighty & celebrates victories in his daily life.

Monday, 21st: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Jeremy H… (age 54) wrote: “If I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ I will be saved. Yes. September 3, 2020.” (his lessons were sent 4/28/20)

            Praise God – “They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household.”” (Acts 16:31)! Pray Jeremy diligently studies & memorizes verses in his 1st course, My New Life in Christ 1.

Tuesday, 22nd: “My name is Derek P… #_____. I am 28 years old and I have been looking for a Bible study course to keep me on track with my recovery. The more time I serve, the more I realize I want more for my life. I dealt with abuse through the hands of my father. Growing up was hard for me, because I had a lot of resentment and anger built up from the past. I was a troublesome child and converted to my father’s outlaw ways. I lost my family to the drug world, and here I am alone. I found peace and happiness through Jesus Christ. Only God listens to me and I’m seeking answers.”

            Praise God – “You search out my path and my lying down; You are aware of all my ways.” (Psalm 139:3)! Pray Derek discovers his identity, security and purpose in Christ through the study of God’s word.

Wednesday, 23rd: “I just received my first two lessons and really enjoyed them. Thank you so much. I plan on sharing your address with the guys here. Also, will you send my son Jaxon G… age 5 Bible studies? …Oklahoma. In Christian love, Levi G… (inmates do advertising for BSBM)

            Praise God – “Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will boldly make known the mystery of the gospel,” (Eph. 6:19)! Pray Levi studies & obeys God’s word; pray others enroll.

Thursday, 24th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate William M… (age 46) wrote: “The only way to Heaven is through Jesus Christ. Yes. September 6, 2020.” (his lessons were sent 8/26/20)

            Praise God – “Salvation exists in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)! Pray William intently studies all 20 lessons in My New Life in Christ 1.

Friday, 25th: “I made some wrong decisions that got me sent to prison. I had my 20th birthday in here and will also spend my next 3 birthdays in here. I just wanted to write and thank you for all you do for me and the other inmates with me. We get closer to God through your studies. Ryder P…

            Praise God – “You hem me in, behind and before, and lay Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.” (Psalm 139:5)! Pray Ryder keeps shining brightly for Jesus in jail.

Saturday, 26th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Zachery W… (age 41) wrote. “That I am a sinner, but God still loves me and gave His only Son for me. And if I receive Him, I will enjoy eternal life in Heaven. Yes. September 6, 2020.” (he did another inmate’s lessons that were mailed on 9/2/20)

            Praise God – “For at just the right time, while we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.” (Romans 5:6)! Pray Zachery studies and restudies his lessons, memorizing & sharing words of life with others.

September 6 – 12

September 6 – 12

And do not neglect to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16

Sunday, 6th: “My name is Bernard H…  I have served 18 months of a 3-year sentence for robbery. I met bottom at 56. God had to stop me before things got worse. Drugs, alcohol and sinful living have been a part of my life since I was 15 years old. As a child of mental, physical and spiritual abuse, I sought chemicals to deal with the molested child in me. My children of 4 different mothers have never been a part of my life. I doubt they or my siblings even know I am in here. Yes, I am alone, but not really. I have the LORD in my heart. The LORD has placed on my heart to someday go to the street and minister to those who are lost, as I was.”

            Praise God – “For the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and He chastises every son He receives.” (Hebrews 12:6)! Pray Bernard continues studying his Bible and memorizes key verses from the lessons he does.

Monday, 7th: Inmate Francisco R… wrote: “I send this letter to ask you to help my brothers get this Bible course. English studies for Trey T… ID#_____ and Spanish studies for Ricardo J… ID#_____. Please pray for them. Thank you and God bless you.”

            Praise God – “A generous soul will prosper, and he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” (Proverbs 11:25)! Pray Francisco, Trey and Ricardo study on their own and then get together to share and pray.

Tuesday, 8th: “Brothers and sisters in Christ, thank you for sending the Bible studies. Another inmate is interested in taking part in the studies. He is Micheal V… ID#______. Thank you for your time and consideration. God bless, James R…

            Praise God – “Everyone helped his neighbor, and said to his brother, “Be of good courage!”” (Isaiah 41:6)! Pray Jamesand Micheal study diligently & encourage their fellow inmates to sign up for studies too.

Wednesday, 9th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate John A… (age 53) wrote: “That Jesus loves me and died on the cross for my sins and everybody else’s. These lessons opened my eyes to see that God loves me and all the people in this world. Yes. August 26, 2020.” (lessons sent 8-17-20)

            Praise God – “He Himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” (1 John 2:2)! Pray John redoes & shares his completed lessons, as he waits for next ones.

Thursday, 10th: “Dear Darryl & Joan Evans, I would like to thank you for my new Bible study course. I fell off the right path and got so lost I couldn’t find it again. That’s why I’m here now. I am looking at 5 to 20 years in the federal penitentiary. I would appreciate your prayers while I go through this. Thank you. Sincerely, Micheal A…

            Praise God – “So you will follow in the ways of the good, and keep to the paths of the righteous.” (Proverbs 2:20)! Pray Micheal studies all the lessons sent; pray good fellowship, with other inmates, is found.

Friday, 11th: A current student wrote: “A family member has recently given his heart over to our Lord Jesus Christ, on June 16, 2020. He has given me permission to request Bible studies. I think it will help him in his new walk with the Lord. He is Charles K… ____, Texas. Sincerely, Jean K…

            Praise God – “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.” (Proverbs 11:30)! Pray Jean and Charles find godly fellowship with other believers and share the gospel with neighbors.

Saturday, 12th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On September 2 at 1:36 PM, new student hopeful Lynnette H… e-mailed: “I am a new born Christian. I want to study God’s word. I hope to understand it more and be more like Jesus.”

            Praise God – “I gain understanding from Your precepts; therefore, I hate every false way.” (Psalm 119:104)! Pray Lynnette studies diligently & daily surrenders herself to Christ; pray she shares of Christ’s love.

August 2 – 8

August 2 – 8

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, which are based on human tradition and the spiritual forces of the world rather than on Christ. Colossians 2:8

Sunday, 2nd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 22nd at 11:42 AM, new student hopeful Martin G… e-mailed: “I hope to learn to fully trust in God by accepting His word as all that matters in life. I was raised Catholic and taught to trust the church rather than God’s word. Now I am older and seeking to truly know Him.” (California)

            Praise God – “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27)! Pray Martin studies, prays and shares God’s word.

Monday, 3rd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 23rd at 6:50 PM, new student hopeful Patricia L… e-mailed: “I hope to get the Holy Spirit, to know that I have God’s Spirit. I know He loves me. I have been around the church and I know it is the place for me. I need to be delivered from things in my life.” (Alabama)

            Praise God – “Or do you disregard the riches of His kindness, tolerance, and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you to repentance?” (Romans 2:4)! Pray Patricia repents of her sin and believes in the gospel.

Tuesday, 4th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 23rd at 7:36 PM, new student hopeful Kellen M… e-mailed: “I am trying to come back to God, but I have not been able to feel His presence. I am looking to find ways to get closer and trust in Him.” (New York)

            Praise God – “I ask that out of the riches of His glory He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being,” (Ephesians 3:16)! Pray Kellen studies God’s word, trusts Him and obeys without delay.

Wednesday, 5th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 24th at 2:42 AM, new student hopeful Raymond L… e-mailed: “I hope to have peace of mind.” (California)

            Praise God – “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and steadfast … Jesus our forerunner has entered on our behalf.” (Heb 6:19a-20a)! Pray Raymond reads & meditates on all verses in his Bible studies.

Thursday, 6th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 24th at 9:31 PM, new student hopeful Crystal W… e-mailed: “I want to understand the whole Bible and I want to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior.” (Wisconsin)

            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 Crystal studies her first 2 Bible lessons; pray she confesses her sin & trusts Jesus to save her.

Friday, 7th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 24th at 11:11 PM, new student hopeful William J… e-mailed: “How to live to please Him and how to build my faith and how to pray and to understand Jesus’ word and teachings.” (Georgia)

            Praise God – “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” (Rom 12:1)! Pray William worships only God.

Saturday, 8th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 26th at 9:30 AM, new student hopeful Timothy S… e-mailed: “I just hope to continue to follow my Lord by understanding His word better and what He expects of me.” (California)

            Praise God – “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Rom 12:2)! Pray Timothy surrenders to God.

July 26 – August 1

July 26 – August 1

My mouth will declare Your righteousness and Your salvation all day long, though I cannot know their full measure. Psalm 71:15

Sunday, 26th: “7-16-2020 Hello, my name is Gail B…  I guess if it weren’t for my pain, there wouldn’t be a letter. When I was at my weakest I fell into this depression. I couldn’t pray, I felt numb inside, no peace, no joy. I didn’t feel loved or understood. I asked God why I didn’t feel better. I knew God loved me. My son has been married 20 years. I have 3 grandkids, the oldest just turned 18. They all were raised in church. Then one morning their Mom woke up and decided she didn’t love any of us and she moved. She got the kids and everything my son had. Our son doesn’t even know what happened. It’s been 3 years. He hurts just as bad. How long Lord, how long? This pain hurts, yet I know God loves us. I pray that God will open her spiritual eyes. Would you pray with me about this?”

            Praise God – “Make sure that no one repays evil for evil. Always pursue what is good for one another and for all people.” (1 Thess. 5:15)! Pray Gail & her son keep studying God’s word and pursuing what is good for all.

Monday, 27th: “7-9-2020 I received Cristo as my Salvador 8-1-2019 when my husband was incarcerated and I was left alone with my children. It was the most beautiful experience in my life because since that day I have been so blessed. God has provided all our needs. He’s so great and beautiful in my life. Ana G…

            Praise God – “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” (2 Cor. 9:8)! Pray Ana requests studies for her children & friends.

Tuesday, 28th: Inmate William S… recently shared: “I really enjoy reading these studies and doing the tests. Even though being in prison is hard, God is with me. Thank you for helping me learn more about Him. I can’t wait until I get the next packet.”

            Praise God – “We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.” (Col. 1:28)! Pray William proclaims Christ among his fellow inmates and guards.

Wednesday, 29th: Nita W… shares what she’s learning in course #1: “Christ was given to me to be my righteousness, so that I am suitable to God the Father. Christ is all I need to live a life full of joy. I am glad that I now have a closer relationship with God. I know I am one of God’s children.”

            Praise God – “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” (2 Pe. 1:3)! Pray Nita shares her faith & hope with others.

Thursday, 30th: “FYI: as of July 23, 2020, my address will change to ___ Zuni, Virginia. I would like to continue Bible studies from home. Thank you! Jennifer B… (she received Christ 12/5/19 in jail)

            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 Jennifer seeks godly friendships & limits ungodly ones, except to share Christ.

Friday, 31st: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Lucia V… (age 28) wrote: “That I must repent to be saved by Jesus Christ. Yes, today, July 15, 2019” (lessons sent 6/12/19; answers returned 7/20/20)

            Praise God – “He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we would be a kind of firstfruits of His creation.” (Jas. 1:18)! Pray Lucia studies her next 4 lessons & returns their test pages upon completion.

Saturday, 1st: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 21st at 9:23 PM, new student hopeful Teresa M… e-mailed: “I want to learn how to improve my life and belief in God.”

            Praise God – “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” (Psa. 84:11)! Pray Teresa studies her Bible and obeys God lovingly.

July 19 – 25

July 19 – 25

“In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.” John 1:4

For as the Father has life in Himself, so also He has granted the Son to have life in Himself. John 5:26

“When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.” Colossians 3:4

Sunday, 19th: “Thanks for your patience. I lost my 28-year-old daughter, on May 6, 2020, to drugs. I am doing better, but still have so much pain. Moving forward, as a student, Clara H…

            Praise God – “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me will live, even though he dies.” (John 11:25)! Pray Clara finds consolation in knowing Jesus as her Savior, Lord and Life.

Monday, 20th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 10th at 9:14 AM, new student hopeful Tanya N… e-mailed: “How to live closer to God. I need hope, love and forgiveness.”

            Praise God – “For You, O Lord, are kind and forgiving, rich in loving devotion to all who call on You. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and attend to my plea for mercy.” (Psalm 86:5-6)! Pray Tanya obeys God’s word without doubt.

Tuesday, 21st: Nathan C… wrote: “I am here in jail and I am desperate for strong prayers to defeat spiritual powers against me. Tom L… hated me and actually tried to have me killed. My daughter Maggie doesn’t know him, but she’s seen his apparitions in our home. She says she can’t get a horrible smell out of the bathroom, after she saw his apparition walk in there. She’s tried doing sage cleansing, but to no avail. This is true evil at its finest. Please help!”

            Praise God – “Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in affliction and chains,” (Psalm 107:10)! Pray Nathan studies spiritual warfare documents. Pray Maggie does her 2 studies & believes.

Wednesday, 22nd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 10th at 11:19 AM, new student hopeful Erika U… (age 16) e-mailed: “I hope to learn how to get closer to Him, which is something I’ve always struggled with a lot.”

            Praise God – “Then they will come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, who has taken them captive to his will.” (2 Timothy 2:26)! Pray Erika does her Bible lessons, repents of sinful habits and obeys.

Thursday, 23rd: “I love reading, studying and sharing the Bible studies you send me with the ladies in my jail pod. Thank you for bringing the word of God to me, so I can learn it and share it. I have three children who would love to have your Bible studies. They are Presley D… (8), Kynsie D… (11) and Revan D… (16). Their home address is ___, Texas. Thank you! Dawn D…

            Praise God – “By this we know what love is: Jesus laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.” (1 John 3:16)! Pray Dawn, Presley, Kynsie & Revan do their studies and follow Jesus.

Friday, 24th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 13th at 10:46 PM, new student hopeful Heidi B… e-mailed: “Everything, He’s my Savior.” (She also requested studies for her husband and two teenage sons.)

            Praise God – “I gain understanding from Your precepts; therefore, I hate every false way.” (Psalm 119:104)! Pray Heidi, Donald, Gregory & David do their studies personally and then share God’s word together.

Saturday, 25th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 14th at 1:14 PM, new student hopeful Anna H… e-mailed: “I hope to gain a closer relationship to God, to help me understand my life and figure out where my calling is.” (She also requested studies for three other adults.)

            Praise God – “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” (Col. 3:2-3)! Pray Anna, Craig, Regina & Ashley take God’s word to heart & do His will.