Author: Darryl

January 17 – 23

January 17 – 23

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. (Isaiah 55:8)

Sunday, 17th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Analei A… (age 16) wrote: “God loves sinners. Yes, as I started my Bible study… I’m not really sure if I accepted him as my savior. I say I do and feel I do, but do I mean it? If so, how do I know? What if I share love for the same sex? Is it a sin? If so, why? Why should I be with the opposite sex when I love someone who is the same sex more? I had trouble committing lustful sin, and reading these lessons meant a lot. It gave me a better understanding of how God sees lust as a sin. Hopefully you can answer some of the questions I had in the lessons. I know when I grow a stronger connection to God, I’ll be able to answer them. Thank you for these lessons! I can’t wait to receive more.” (next studies sent January 10th with helpful articles)

            Praise God – “The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the purposes of His heart to all generations.” (Psalm 33:11)! Pray Analei reads and rereads her lessons, studying diligently and truly obeying God’s word.

Monday, 18th: Raquel G… was born again 9/7/2020. She recently shared: “My position in Christ is the way God sees me, as I live here on Earth. I need to set aside a quiet time with God and stick to it. Christ is the living bread. He is the one who satisfies and sustains me.”

            Praise God – “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,” (Ephesians 2:6)! Pray Raquel follows the Spirit’s prompting and puts Christ first on her daily agenda.

Tuesday, 19th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Torry G… (age 41) wrote: “That God is definitely real… That Christ died for me and through Christ Jesus I can be saved. Yes, now.” (studies sent to him 10-20-20; study sheets received from him 1-14-21)

            Praise God – “But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and eternal King. The earth quakes at His wrath, and the nations cannot endure His indignation.” (Jer. 10:10)! Pray Torry keeps studying and starts sharing.

Wednesday, 20th: Tammy A… requested studies for herself and her two children and they were mailed on 12-9-20. January 1, 2021, she emailed saying nothing had arrived. January 4th, we mailed their studies again. A week later we had Amber’s worksheets. She’s 6-years-old and she received the Lord Jesus as her Savior on 1-7-21. She requested studies for her 6-year-old friend too.

            Praise God – “Truly I tell you, anyone who does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” (Luke 18:17)! Pray Tammy, Kaylee and Amber study together, talk about God’s word and share it.

Thursday, 21st: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Emily T… (age 28) wrote: “I really appreciated all the examples of Jesus being the only way to heaven, Yes. 12/22/2020” (first lessons sent 12/16/20)

            Praise God – “The LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD raises up those who are oppressed. The LORD loves the righteous.” (Psalm 146:8)! Pray Emily keeps studying, memorizes verses & shares her faith.

Friday, 22nd: “I’m doing your studies in prison and I was wondering if you’d send studies to my children as well. Payton W… (8) and Arabella W… (10) …Ohio. Thank you, Elmer W…

            Praise God – “Come, children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.” (Psalm 34:11)! Pray Elmer, Payton and Arabella do their respective studies, write letters to each other and follow Jesus.

Saturday, 23rd: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New believer and student Madison G… (age 14) wrote: “I personally never knew Jesus claimed to be God. Yes. 11-11-2020! YAY!” (sent her 1st lessons 12-23-2020)

            Praise God – “I and the Father are one.” “At this, the Jews again picked up stones to stone Him.” (John 10:30 & 31)! Pray Madison continues studying lessons, finds a godly mentor and encourages friends to study.

January 10 – 16

January 10 – 16

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Sunday, 10th: “Estoy muy agradecido [I am very grateful] for the Bible studies you send me. On January 25th I’ll complete one year in jail for not having legal papers. Every day we get together and share at 6PM. There are four of us some days, today I’m alone. Guatemala is my country and during my youth I fought in the war. But with God my spirit is free. Pedro V… (age 50)

            Praise God – “But our citizenship is in heaven, and we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,” (Philippians 3:20)! Pray Pedro finds daily strength in God’s word and follows Christ w/o hesitation.

Monday, 11th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On January 5 at 5:13 PM, new student hopeful Kayla S… e-mailed: “I wish to learn more about Him, Jesus, and the Gospel. I want to get closer to Him, and hear His voice. I want to learn how to renew my mind, and take every thought captive. I also want to learn what He wants me to do. I want to live a life that’s pleasing to Him. I struggle with depression, anxiety, and a bit of OCD, especially intrusive thoughts. Thoughts not wanted, but they come anyway, kind of like pop up ads or spam mail.”

            Praise God – “You will keep in perfect peace the steadfast of mind, because he trusts in You.” (Isaiah 26:3)! Pray Kayla reads and rereads the Bible verses in her lessons; pray she hides them in her heart.

Tuesday, 12th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Leah C… (age 44) wrote: “Who Jesus is and who he is to me. Yes, now, January 5, 2021.” (Her first lessons were mailed 6 months ago.)

            Praise God – “Although God overlooked the ignorance of earlier times, He now commands all people everywhere to repent.” (Acts 17:30)! Pray Leah obeys the Spirit’s voice by repenting & believing the gospel.

Wednesday, 13th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Sage M… (age 25) wrote: “I have learned that I want to receive Jesus in my heart and serve him until I die. Yes, today, 12/18/2020.”

            Praise God – “My salvation and my honor rest on God, my strong rock; my refuge is in God.” (Psalm 62:7)! Pray Sage and her 4- and 5-year-olds study their lessons together and find a Bible-teaching church.

Thursday, 14h: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On January 5 at 8:53 AM, new student hopeful Charlotte T… (age 16) e-mailed: “I want to have a better understanding of all God has done for me and the lengths He has gone so I can have everlasting life. Through the study of His word, I want to know what my purpose is.”

            Praise God – “Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2)! Pray Charlotte studies and obeys.

Friday, 15th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Raymond S… (age 23) wrote: “I gave myself to the Lord a year ago, but I fell off from reading his word and I found myself filled with hate and negativity. I am learning to love more instead of hate. Pray I stay right with him and with others.”

            Praise God – “So know in your heart that just as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.” (Deuteronomy 8:5)! Pray Raymond starts each day on his knees in prayer asking God for guidance.

Saturday, 16th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Jeremiah H… wrote: “I learned who God is and how to accept him as my heavenly father. Yes, 12-25-2020.”

            Praise God – “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom 6:23)! Pray Jeremiah shares Bible verses with others, rereads completed lessons & memorizes verses.