Author: Darryl

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.

July 12 – 18

July 12 – 18

They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Jesus praying (John 17:16)

Sunday, 12th: “June 23, 2020 I am interested in your Bible lessons. I have lost Mom in 2020 and my little brother in 2002. I am needing some proof of heaven, because that’s all I have to hang on to. They are there. My address: 221 __ Rd __ TN __. Thank you, Mac L… (His Mom’s address was the same as Mac’s, until Jesus called her home; she had completed all BSBM’s courses.)

            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.” (Colossians 3:2-3)! Pray Mac studies his Bible and lessons sent. Pray he shares Christ.

Monday, 13th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 1st at 2:52 AM, new student hopeful Stephen B… e-mailed: “I tried many years ago to do Bible studies by mail. I was from a Southern Baptist Church and for some reason I stopped. I was married and now I’m divorced. I never left my believing in Jesus Christ, but I fell away from the Bible and studying it. I want to go back to the Bible. And with God helping me, I won’t stop this time.”

            Praise God – “Therefore, since you have been raised with Christ, strive for the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.” (Colossians 3:1)! Pray Stephen does his Bible studies & memorizes verses.

Tuesday, 14th: “June 26th 2020 Mr. Evans, I would like to thank you for the Character Letter. It was exactly what was needed. Please pray for the Compassionate Release Motion. Kyle C… (He is 32 and he’s studied diligently for 3 years and 2 months, scoring in the high 90 percentile.)

            Praise God – “Whatever you do, work at it with your whole being, for the Lord and not for men,” (Colossians 3:23)! Pray Kyle seeks to please God, above all else, in his personal life; pray he trusts in God alone.

Wednesday, 15th: “I am writing to request lessons for my grandson. He is 9 years old and autistic. His mother will be doing the lessons with him. It took a bit of work to get her to agree to this. Now it is in God’s hands. Her name is Aleea P… and my grandson’s is Gage P…  I (Randall W…) have your Certificate of Graduation for completing all your courses. I hope this same blessing for my grandson. Thank you and God bless, Randy”

            Praise God – “I pray that the LORD will let your family and your descendants always grow strong.” (Psalm 115:14)! Pray Gage and Aleea work together, as needed, to study and complete Gage’s Bible lessons.

Thursday, 16th: “6-28-20 Hello, I am writing because I need some advice on things. Those things are concerning the Trinity, and the Holy Spirit. I had an individual say that the Holy Spirit is not real. I am a Baptist and I do believe the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. I would be very thankful for any material like pamphlets that you could send. Chris P… (an inmate who has taken 4 months to do 2 lessons.)

            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 Chris diligently studies the lessons and his Bible.

Friday, 17th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 6th at 2:25 PM, new student hopeful Sara A… e-mailed: “What is expected of me. What my life purpose is. How to live for God.”

            Praise God – “Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship.” (Romans 12:1)! Pray Sara totally surrenders all to God!

Saturday, 18th: “June 25, 2020 I received several certificates from you, in years past, for Bible courses completed. I have lost all of them and I request that you send them to me again. This would bless me tremendously. Kevin J… (In 2013, he began studying, as an inmate; in 2015, he was released to a home address, but he discontinued studying; in 2020, he’s incarcerated again.)

            Praise God – “We know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be rendered powerless, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.” (Romans 6:6)! Pray Kevin follows Christ obediently, in love.

July 5 – 11

July 5 – 11

“Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but leave room for God’s wrath. For it is written: “Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, says the Lord.” On the contrary, “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. For in so doing, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” Romans 12:19-21

Sunday, 5th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 20th at 10:21 PM, new student hopeful Danae C… e-mailed: “I have never read the Bible. I want to know if he is a just God.”

            Praise God – “But in keeping with God’s promise, we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.” (2 Peter 3:13)! Pray Danae does the study, repents of her sin & believes in Him.

Monday, 6th: Quinten C… (age 41): “I am going to parole soon and could use prayers. Also, I was wondering if I could get a Letter of Recommendation from you, please?” (He began studying 14 months ago and has only completed one course. Three courses are necessary for such a letter to be considered.)

            Praise God – “For I hope in You, O LORD; You will answer, O Lord my God.” (Psalm 38:15)! Pray Quinten truly hungers to know God, diligently studies His word to gain Christ’s mind and hopes in Him alone.

Tuesday, 7th: Inmate Paula M… (age 36) shared: “God makes no mistakes. He is perfect and knows what He is doing, His will and purpose will prevail. My son-in-law was recently charged with deliberate homicide. I cried tonight and have continually prayed that he opens his heart to the LORD. His name is Z__. My daughter’s name is G__. Please pray for her to let God in her life as well. And pray for the victim’s mother, K__.”

            Praise God – “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace” (Eph. 1:7)! Pray Paula keeps sharing Jesus with clarity among family and inmates.

Wednesday, 8th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Amanda J… (age 28) wrote: “God loves me. He forgives me from all my sins. Yes, June 15, 2020.” (study sent June 9, 2020)

            Praise God – “Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”” (Luke 7:48)! Pray Amanda finds a quiet place to study and pray; pray she finds a believer on the inside; pray she shares her faith story.

Thursday, 9th: “June 24, 2020 Dear Friends, Greeting from Love above! How are you today? Hopefully fine. I am fine. Thank you for always sending me Bible studies. Sorry for having it so long. But I sure needed this. I was going the wrong way. I am in a big family and always helping mom care for them too. There are 7 boys and 4 girls. Today is a nice day. So, the little ones are outdoors playing very happy. With love, Polly H… (She is 14 and requested studies for her brother, Andrew, age 13.)

            Praise God – “Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing to the Lord.” (Colossians 3:20)! Pray Polly & her family have daily Bible reading, sharing & prayer; pray her parents will lead the time.

Friday, 10th: “I am writing to ask if you can add me to your Bible studies by mail. I am in confinement at this time in my life and would love to learn more about God’s word. Truly, John R…

            Praise God – “I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.” (Psalm 119:75)! Pray John gets his study packet without any prison facility mail handling holdups.

Saturday, 11th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 23rd at 3:50 PM, new student hopeful Kimberly H… e-mailed: “To live and be a better person for God, to teach others the gospel truth and the unconditional love that God gives you.”

            Praise God – “And in Him, having heard and believed the word of truth—the gospel of your salvation—you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,” (Eph. 1:13)! Pray Kim shares the gospel story through godly walk & talk.

June 28 – July 4

June 28 – July 4

“I pray that out of the riches of His glory He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being,” Eph 3:16

Sunday, 28th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Antwon B… (age 39) wrote: “We are not saved by doing good. We are saved by believing the Lord Jesus Christ. Yes. June 10, 2020.” (His first study packet was mailed on June 2, 2020.)

            Praise God – “But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet the Spirit gives you life because of righteousness.” (Rom 8:10)! Pray Antwon diligently completes course #1 and fearlessly shares the gospel.

Monday, 29th: “Please pray for my significant other, Maggie T… ___, Oklahoma. She is struggling health wise and financially, since I’m incarcerated. Pray for me Nathan C…  I am a child of God, saved and born again. I am very discouraged and my faith is weak. The evil one has attacked me from all angles. Please pray I have wisdom, strength, hope, faith, love, health and endurance. Thank you for the opportunity to study God’s word along with these Bible studies.”

            Praise God – “In Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:3)! Pray Nathan and Maggie study God’s word, take His message to heart and do what He instructs without hesitation.

Tuesday, 30th: “I am a recovering meth addict. I have a 3-year sentence and I’ve already served 2 ½. Due to Covid-19, there’s no church or programs going on, so it’s all dead time. I have been using this time to study the word, grow closer to God and strengthen myself spiritually. I have done a lot of sin and wrong, during my past 20 years of addiction. Please put me in your prayers. Trevor O…

            Praise God – “We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.” (Colossians 1:28)! Pray Trevor boasts of Jesus and the gospel among inmates.

Wednesday, 1st: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 18th at 1:52 PM, new student hopeful Crystal M… e-mailed: “The meaning of God’s word and a better understanding as to how he loves me and how I can be saved.” (Sent 6-24-20.)

            Praise God – “Therefore, since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from wrath through Him” (Romans 5:9)! Pray Crystal does her lessons, confesses her sin and knows Jesus.

Thursday, 2nd: “Student Jimmy C… wrote: “I’m in 23 hour a day lockdown and I find myself thinking old thoughts of wanting to get high and becoming angry at stuff that don’t make no sense.”

            Praise God – “I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You.” (Psalm 119:11)! Pray Jimmy uses his lockup time to study and memorize God’s word. Pray he rereads completed courses.

Friday, 3rd: Inmate Michael N… requested studies July 8, 2019. September 1, 2019, we needed to resend them. On September 12th, he received the Lord Jesus as his Savior. He recently wrote: “If we expect God to help us withstand Satan, then we must properly use His spiritual armor every day.”

            Praise God – “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.” (Ephesians 6:18)! Pray Michael finds God’s hope, strength and love to win daily.

Saturday, 4th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Liz M… (age 63) wrote: “To admit I have done wrong / sinned is the only way to true healing and a life leading to God. Yes and No. Yes, over twenty years ago, but no because I wanted to be accepted by Christians living in God’s truth. I haven’t really let the true changes take place until today, June 19, 2020, at the age of 63. Boy have I been lost. But now my eyes have been opened.” (She first requested lessons July 30, 2018, but we never heard back from her until June 3, 2020, when she requested studies a second time, via e-mail.)

            Praise God – “Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said: ‘Streams of living water will flow from within him.’” (John 7:38)! Pray Liz keeps doing the studies, shares her faith & encourages others to study too.

June 21 – 27

June 21 – 27

To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul; in You, my God, I trust. Do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me. Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; all day long I wait for You.” Psalm 25:1-2,4-5

Sunday, 21st: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 14th at 4:32 PM, new student hopeful Elata C… e-mailed: “I hope to grow in the understanding of God’s word and advance in my Christian walk.”

            Praise God – “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. May Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” (Psalm 143:10)! Pray Elata obeys God’s word and realizes advancement depends on doing His will.

Monday, 22nd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 14th at 9:18 PM, new student hopeful Jennifer P… e-mailed: “I hope to learn everything that I can! I want to be a better Christian, understand the teachings better.”

            Praise God – “Teach me Your way, O LORD, and I will walk in Your truth. Grant me undividedness of heart so that I may fear Your name.” (Psalm 86:11)! Pray Jennifer starts each day in submission to God, seeking Him.

Tuesday, 23rd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 15th at 12:39 PM, new student hopeful Emma F… e-mailed: “I have a relationship with God, but I really don’t know that much about him and the Bible. I want to learn more about Him. I have a Bible of my own but I just don’t know where to start or what I want to get from it. I also would like to learn and grow in my faith more, so that I can know what my gift is that God has given me.”

            Praise God – “The secret of the LORD is for those who fear Him, And He will make them know His covenant.” (Psalm 25:14)! Pray Emma does the first course (20 lessons), memorizes key verses & shares her faith.

Wednesday, 24th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 15th at 7:16 PM, new student hopeful Dana M… e-mailed: “I hope to learn how to have peace in my life, marriage and family.”

            Praise God – “Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; deliver us and atone for our sins, for the sake of Your name.” (Psalm 79:9)! Pray Dana makes her daily quiet time with God priority #1.

Thursday, 25th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 15th at 9:57 PM, new student hopeful Betsy P… e-mailed: “I hope to learn more about the Bible and help other people know about Him also.”

            Praise God – “The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.” (Psalm 37:30)! Pray Betsy takes God’s word to heart and follows His leading to help lost sinners to know Him personally.

Friday, 26th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 16th at 3:49 PM, new student hopeful Wardean S… e-mailed: “I hope to learn everything about the word of God and know His will and purpose for my life.”

            Praise God – “As good stewards of the manifold grace of God, each of you should use whatever gift he has received to serve one another.” (1 Peter 4:10)! Pray Wardean gets overwhelmed & compelled by God’s love.

Saturday, 27th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 18th at 1:10 AM, new student hopeful Katelynn H… e-mailed: “I hope to become closer to God and deepen my relationship with Him. I need His encouragement and strength as I go through cancer treatment.”

            Praise God – “Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why the unease within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him for the salvation of His presence.” (Psalm 42:5)! Pray Katelynn daily rests and rejoices in the Lord.

June 14 – 20

June 14 – 20

“Then Jehoshaphat consulted with the people and appointed those who would sing to the LORD and praise the splendor of His holiness. As they went out before the army, they were singing: “Give thanks to the LORD, for His loving devotion endures forever.” The moment they began their shouts and praises, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir who had come against Judah, and they were defeated.” 2 Chron. 20:21-22

Sunday, 14th: “This is Kevin B…  I am a student of Bible Studies By Mail. I have completed several studies in these few years. I am serving a fifteen-year sentence for drug trafficking. Something I’m not proud of, but I’ve put that part of my life behind me. Today I’m writing because my daughter Keviana needs some out of town support. Her address is …Florida.”

            Praise God – “Therefore I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the nations, And I will sing praises to Your name.” (2 Sam. 22:50)! Pray Kevin and Keviana study God’s word and believe in Jesus wholeheartedly.

Monday, 15th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Curtis K… (age 43) wrote: “I have learned God loves me and Jesus died for my sins. Yes, I am renewing my walk now.”

            Praise God – “Therefore I will praise You, O LORD, among the nations; I will sing praises to Your name.” (Psalm 18:49)! Pray Curtis spends more time on a daily basis reading his Bible and completed lessons.

Tuesday, 16th: Inmate Erika H… (age 29) requested prayer: “Please pray for my daughter who turned 13 last month. Her name is Genevieve. Pray God gives her strength as her grandmother recently passed away. They were best of friends.” (Erika began studying as an inmate in May 2014. She has only completed six lessons in six years.)

            Praise God – “Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.” (Psalm 72:18)! Pray Erika studies her Bible and lessons diligently. Pray Genevieve finds a godly lady for mentorship.

Wednesday, 17th: A 56-year-old out of Michigan wrote: “This is Frank A…  I am writing this letter to thank you for everything! We need to get more people in the world to find Jesus. Bible Studies By Mail is a very good thing! And I’ll thank you again for bringing me closer to my Savior!!!”

            Praise God – “Who among the gods is like You, O LORD? Who is like You—majestic in holiness, revered with praises, performing wonders?” (Ex. 15:11)! Pray Frank shares God’s good news about Jesus with someone.

Thursday, 18th: Marlena N… emailed: “My son Dominic wants to be a preacher and I am encouraging him by finding Bible studies to send to him. He is only 13. Praise God!”

            Praise God – “When the crowds saw this, they were filled with awe and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.” (Matthew 9:8)! Pray Dominic intently studies God’s word and diligently lives out the gospel.

Friday, 19th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Tawnee F… (age 30) wrote: “We can only go through Jesus to get to God. Yes. Today, June 3, 2020, while doing this beautiful lesson.”

            Praise God – “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness.” (John 10:10)! Pray Tawnee trusts & obeys God; builds close ties with other believers.

Saturday, 20th: Dated June 6, 2020 at 6:22 AM: “Hello Bible Studies By Mail, Inc., This PayPal email confirms that you have received a donation of $__.00 from Michael H… (—-@gmail.com).” Michael sent this message with it: “Y’all were my angels when I was incarcerated. Thank you!” (He received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, on September 5, 2010, while doing his first Bible lessons.)

Praise God – “Give thanks in every circumstance, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess. 5:18)! Pray Michael shares his faith and hope found in Jesus with family, friends and workmates.

June 7 – 13

June 7 – 13

“Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God,” 2 Cor. 3:5

Sunday, 7th: Our local jail is open again for the ministry of Chaplains David Beam and Bill Stickles. On Wednesday, June 2nd at 10:12 PM, David’s email requested studies for two new student sign-ups: “1. Inmate Lonnie G… BK#___; 2. His girlfriend Jamie R…, 174 E. ___ Las Cruces.”  After notifying Chaplain Beam that their studies would be mailed on June 3rd, David replied: “Thanks so much. When talking to Lonnie at jail, he was confused on which religion was the correct one because they all say that theirs is the right one. So, after having him read several Scriptures himself out loud, and having prayer together, he said he would love to do the Bible studies and wanted his girlfriend to do them too because she is also confused.”

            Praise God – “Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God.” (2 Cor. 3:4)! Pray Lonnie and Jamie study their lessons with their Bibles. Pray they make godly friendships and keep in touch.

Monday, 8th: Inmate Angel S… (age 30) sent this note in with his Bible study worksheets: Pray for a revival from the jail house to the White House and also in the Church. Pray for Governors, administrators and counselors to gather together with surpassing ability to do their job with a commendable attitude. Pray for my new appeal attorney. Thank you.”

            Praise God – “In Him and through faith in Him we may enter God’s presence with boldness and confidence.” (Eph. 3:12)! Pray Angel starts each day on his knees in submission to the Lord and eager to serve Him.

Tuesday, 9th: “Inmate Manuel R… wrote: “I want to study your free Bible courses. I praise God that He blessed us with groups such as yours. I would like prayer for myself and my whole family.”

            Praise God – “Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.” (Heb. 10:35)! Pray Manuel studies his lessons diligently with the Bible. Pray he memorizes key verses & shares Christ.

Wednesday, 10th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Dennis G… (age 41) wrote: “That I can be saved. Yes. May 18, 2020” (His first studies were mailed out on April 7, 2020.)

            Praise God – “For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.” (Rom. 5:6)! Pray Dennis studies God’s word with heartfelt hunger and thirst to personally know Him and His love.

Thursday, 11th: Aaron G… wrote: “I’m 21 and incarcerated. My celly Robert V… has been doing your studies and I became curious. Can I start Bible studies? Keep my celly and me in prayer.”

            Praise God – “And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.” (Luke 24:45)! Pray Aaron and Robert study God’s word, obey His voice and fearlessly reflect Jesus’ ‘light’ to others.

Friday, 12th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Manuel R… (age 47) wrote: “About salvation and how to be saved. I accepted Christ in my heart on May 23, 2020.” (studies sent on 5/18/20.)

            Praise God – “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom. 5:8)! Pray Manuel restudies lessons 1 and 2, as he waits to receive lessons 3 through 6.

Saturday, 13th: On May 12th, Gloria P… (age 57) emailed: “I want understanding about Jesus.” June 2nd, we had her first study worksheets. Gloria wrote: “I learned that Jesus is the Son of God, He died on the cross for my sins and He did things only God could do. I received the Lord Jesus as my Savior in the 1980’s. Along the way I went back into sin. I have never forgotten about Jesus, but I know I wasn’t doing the right things in life. I am asking for prayer. I really don’t know the Bible. I thank God for you who are sending me the lessons. I know it will help me to learn a lot about Jesus Christ.”

            Praise God – “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psa. 91:1)! Pray Gloria makes repentance & submission to God a daily practice as she seeks to learn more.

May 31 – June 6

May 31 – June 6

“To the LORD I cry aloud, and He answers me from His holy mountain. Selah” Psalm 3:4

Sunday, 31st: “Can I please request prayer for me? I am not guilty of what I’m in prison for. I see parole January 16, 2021. Also, I want my family reunited. My Mom and Dad have been separated for 27 years. Each of them ended up with a different person in their life, but now they are alone living in New Mexico and California. I would love for them to come back together. I am 40 years old and I have an older brother and sister. From my Dad’s side I have younger half brothers and sisters and I also have my kids. I just want my Mom and Dad to get back together. It’s been 27 years since we’ve celebrated birthdays and holidays together. Carlos M…

            Praise God – “He will convey to you a message by which you and all your household will be saved.” (Acts 11:14)! Pray Carlos lives out the Good News to his family through letters, phone calls and in person.

Monday, 1st: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student Daniel V… (age 37) wrote: “How to be saved and become a child of God. Yes. April 15, 2020.” (Studies mailed to him on April 4th)

            Praise God – “You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:26)! Pray Daniel memorizes key verses and restudies completed lessons while he’s waiting for the next ones to do.

Tuesday, 2nd: Brittany R… requested studies for her family on May 13, 2020. On May 27th, we had study question pages from Liam (age 7) and Peyton (age 12). Both of them were asked, HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? WHEN?  Each of them answered: “Yes, May 16, 2020.”

            Praise God – “Tell it to your children; let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation.” (Joel 1:3)! Pray Liam and Peyton keep studying with their Mom, Dad and 4-year-old brother.

Wednesday, 3rd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On May 22nd at 1:24 AM, new student hopeful Cynthia A… e-mailed: “I want to ask for forgiveness, repent and ask Jesus in my life again. I’m a backslider. I want to know God and His love. My husband Aaron and I both need Him.”

            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 Aaron & Cynthia study their Bible lessons, obey God’s voice and turn from evil.

Thursday, 4th: New student Jennifer W… (age 40) shared: “I received the Lord Jesus as my Savior around October/November 2019. I am scared because I don’t understand everything that goes along with being a Christian. I’m trying so hard but I don’t feel I’ll ever be good enough because I have to lie and do a lot that God doesn’t want us to do. I want to be a Christian. I simply have to survive right now, as I have no way out yet. I am praying for direction.”

            Praise God – “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, so that in due time He may exalt you.” (1 Peter 5:6)! Pray Jennifer submits 100% to God’s sovereignty & experiences Christ’s promised liberty.

Friday, 5th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Cody D… (age 34) wrote: “Accepting the Lord as my Savior will allow me a place in Heaven. Yes. May 19, 2020” (Studies mailed to him on May 14th)

            Praise God – “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2)! Pray Cody strengthens his new found faith in Christ through daily Bible study.

Saturday, 6th: Bonnette R… (age 63) shared: “I love the lessons, enjoy reading the word of God and feeling His Spirit in me. I want to tell you all it’s been a blessing to me. I thank you all so much.”

Praise God – “When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you rest, your sleep will be sweet.” (Proverbs 3:24)! Pray Bonnette shares WHY she loves God’s word, with family & friends, during this pandemic.