Author: Darryl

Nov 27 – Dec 3

Nov 27 – Dec 3

“I always thank my God for you because of the grace He has given you in Christ Jesus. For in Him you have been enriched in every way, in all speech and all knowledge, because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you.” 1 Corinthians 1:4-6

Sunday, 27th: “I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving Day to you all at Bible Studies By Mail. Thank you for all the hard work you do for us who are incarcerated. I had a little difficulty completing these two studies on Adoption and Prayer, but I answered them to the best of my ability. Your friend and brother in Christ, Arlie R…” (He asked for Bible studies in October 2020; he has studied consistently for 25 months.) Praise God – “Then you will not be sluggish, but will imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” (Hebrews 6:12)! Pray Arlie shares God’s gospel of hope with fellow inmates.

Monday, 28th: “I just wanted to thank you for your prayers. All I did was ask for your prayers and you proved to me that Christ was working through you. I didn’t give you my family history yet, but by the grace of God, you mailed me study booklets that would help me relay the info to my brother who is dealing with addiction issues. So, thanks from the bottom of my heart. Love, Priscilla P…” (She began studying on 9/28/2022.) Praise God – “And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.” (Romans 5:5)! Pray Priscilla signs her brother up for studies.

Tuesday, 29th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Charles G… (age 48) wrote: “That there is only one God. God loves me. He is our Savior. Yes, when reading this.” (His first study was mailed 9/20/2022; we had his first study worksheets 11/23/2022.) Praise God – “Know therefore this day and take to heart that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below; there is no other.” (Deuteronomy 4:39)! Pray Charles memorizes key verses & shares Christ.

Wednesday, 30th: “Dear BSBM, I’m not sure how I got placed on your mailing list, but I’m very pleased all the same. I have recently returned to the fold. Jesus is in my heart as my Lord and Savior. I look forward to further studies to help me grow in my relationship with Christ as well as have a greater understanding of God’s plan. I would request prayer for my wife Julie K…, who is in this facility also, unjustly accused of accessory to a crime she had nothing to do with. Please help me pray she doesn’t pay for mine. All my gratitude, David L…” (Fellow inmate, Eugene C…, wrote and asked us to mail David studies on 11/3/2022.) Praise God – “Young lions go lacking and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.” (Psalm 34:10)! Pray David submits himself to God’s will day by day; pray he requests Bible studies for Julie too.

Thursday, 1st: “I signed up to receive your studies about six years ago. (Actually, 4 years and 4 months ago.) I can’t remember how much I completed. I was renting a room in a house and I had earned some certificates. I took ill with double pneumonia and Covid-19. Nobody thought I was going to live because they lost me in the ambulance. I was in ICU for 3 weeks. I only know this because my doctor told me. When I was hospitalized, the house I was renting a room in caught on fire and I lost everything. I would love to start your studies all over again! Patricia Z…” (She restarted on 11/21/2022.) Praise God – “For the LORD God is a sun and a shield; the LORD gives grace and glory; He withholds no good thing from those who walk with integrity.” (Psalm 84:11)! Pray Patricia studies and shares God’s word.

Friday, 2nd: “I would like your help to grow in my religion as I sit in ____ County Jail. I never had knowledge of religion prior to what I’ve been taught in here. Please send anything. Robert H…” (Sent on 11.22.2022) Praise God“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” (John 3:17)! Pray Robert studies diligently, repents of his sin and believes in the gospel.

Saturday, 3rd: “To whom it might concern, I’m incarcerated getting ready to do some heavy federal time. My first time doing federal time. I’m writing to ask you to please send me material to help me grow stronger in the word of God during this incarceration. Thank you, Jose A…” (Sent on 11.23.2022) Praise God“Just as the living Father sent Me and I live because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on Me will live because of Me.” (John 6:57)! Pray Jose ‘feeds’ on the Bread of Life through Bible study.

November 20 – 26

November 20 – 26

“For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness. Psalm 107:9

Sunday, 20th: When Aquamarine P… signed up for Bible studies, in June 2022, she emailed: “I want to understand God better, not just study the Bible, but become closer in my walk.” In October 2022, she shared: “God ended my old life. I am in Christ. He is my position with God. I really have to say this, I completely love these studies. I can actually understand what is being said a lot more than any other booklets or church teachings. I can’t wait for the next ones to come.” (She’s studying as fast as the Pony Express / USPS delivers.) Praise God – “I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth, and I will fill it.” (Psalm 81:10)! Pray Aquamarine obeys the Spirit’s nudging faithfully & fulfills God’s plan day by day.

Monday, 21st: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Inmate Armando G… (age 17) wrote: “Recibimos [We receive] the gift of eternal life when we receive the Lord Jesus as our Salvador. Yes, it was my best decision on 8/18/2022.” (Armando’s first study was mailed to him in his nearby prison on 8/16/2022.) Praise God – “So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.” (1 Corinthians 3:7)! Pray Armando signs up fellow inmates who desire to make the best decision in life.

Tuesday, 22nd: Share time upon completion of PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING course: “This course has helped me in great ways. It has increased my faith in God. God owns everything He has provided for us, so we need to give His portion back to Him. We need to see things through God’s perspective and not ours. His discipline is to guide us in righteousness, to love one another and to be content in our situation with what He has provided. Thank you so much for the opportunity to realize that God loves me just as I am. Christel V…” Praise God – “And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts 20:35b)! Pray Christel encourages family and friends to study this Bible course with her.

Wednesday, 23rd: Evangel B… did lesson #12 of PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING and shared: “It’s so hard to forgive, especially if you can’t define or rationalize the reason for the betrayal or wrong doing. I spent many years hurt and mad at my ex-husband for betraying our marriage. I prayed and went to counseling, but I was still unwilling to forgive. But God knows your every need and He healed me at His set time. So, I forgave and I’m thankful God moved him out of my life.” 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 Evangel starts a home study using this PCL course.

Thursday, 24th: “I am currently incarcerated in… Georgia. I’ve begun to turn my life around. I have been sober 11 months and I’ve gotten more interested in learning more about the Bible… Nicholas F…” (His first study was mailed on 10/24/22 and we are yet to see his first completed study worksheets.) Praise God – “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9)! Pray Nicholas reads his study booklet & completes its 2 lessons; pray he repents & believes.

Friday, 25th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Darla D… (age 55) wrote: “How to get to Heaven by what God has done for us through Jesus His Son. Yes, on 10/6/2022.” (Her first study was mailed on 09/30/2022.) 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 Darla finds a good church, shares her faith and obeys God’s voice.

Saturday, 26th: Steve N… emailed: “I want to learn all I can about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I have studied your lessons, but it’s been a few years. I lost contact with you.” (Started 11/25/19; restarted 11/17/22.) Praise God – “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” (2 Corinthians 13:14)! Pray Steve studies diligently & intentionally lives out his faith.

November 13 – 19

November 13 – 19

“I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4

Sunday, 13th: “10-14-2022 My name is Brittany D…  I am an inmate and I’m 29 years old. I would love to join Bible studies by mail. I just started my life with Jesus Christ on 8-14-2022. I am very new to the Bible. Thank you so much for the free Bible studies.” (First study mailed 10-24-22; first study worksheets received 11-7-22.) Praise God – “How sweet are Your words to my taste—sweeter than honey in my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103)! Pray Brittany studies diligently, memorizes key verses and shares His/her-story boldly with love.

Monday, 14th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Rachael F… (age 30) emailed: “I learned that anyone can be saved by asking Jesus. How Jesus went to Heaven and we are all lost sinners before we accept Christ. Not yet. I want to know more of the ways of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit before I get saved. And know more about baptism.” (This 1st study was mailed on 11/4/22. Her 2nd set of studies was mailed on 11/7/22) Rachael emailed us again, on 11/10/22, letting us know she had just received Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. PTL!!! Praise God – “I gain understanding from Your precepts; therefore I hate every false way.” (Psalm 119:104)! Pray Rachael studies her Bible lots so she gets truth regarding God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit & baptism.

Tuesday, 15th: “10-17-2022 A quien corresponda [To whom it may concern] my name is Leonardo F…, I am 29 years old and I am a prisoner in the _____ County Jail in California. The reason for this letter is because a cellmate told me about you so I could ask to be a part of your Bible studies by mail. I hope to receive studies soon, preferably in Spanish, because I can’t read English.” (Still waiting for his first study worksheets.) Praise God – “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,” (Ephesians 5:8)! Pray Leonardo studies his first booklet with his Bible; pray he returns the study worksheets.

Wednesday, 16th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Kenneth M… (age 55) shared: “How to get to Heaven. I’m trying.” (His 1st study was mailed 9/28/22. We had his 1st study worksheet 11/7/22. He scored % poorly.) Praise God – “The unfolding of Your words gives light; it informs the simple.” (Psalm 119:130)! Pray Kenneth rereads his 1st study book with his Bible; pray he sees that God’s gifted salvation is by faith in Jesus.

Thursday, 17th: “11/2/2022 Dear Darryl, I really appreciate the letter of recommendation you sent to Judge E… on my behalf. I really enjoy doing the Bible studies by mail. Thank you so much. Your brother in Christ, Joe V…” (Joe began to study in February 2019. In 2022, he enrolled cellmates George L… and Matthew S…  Both of them said they were born again while doing their first study booklet. PTL!!!) Praise God – “Your testimonies are righteous forever. Give me understanding, that I may live.” (Psalm 119:144)! Pray Joe, George and Matthew keep faithful to God’s call, encouraging and challenging one another.

Friday, 18th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Staci H… (age 59) shared: “That you have to repent and that living for Christ is not easy. Yes. Today 10/30/2022.” PTL!!! (Her first study was mailed on 10/26/22.) Praise God – “In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 15:10)! Pray Staci keeps studying, finds a Bible-teaching church and shares His/her-story.

Saturday, 19th: “11-2-22 Dear Mr. Evans, Thank you for sending my daughter the Bible studies. I hope she responds. Her mom and I are not together anymore, so I have no communication with her. I get sentenced December 14, 2022 and then I will be moved to a Federal Prison. George L…” (Joe V. enrolled George 01/13/22; he was born again 01/19/22. George enrolled Patrick H. and Carlos M.; both were born again doing study #1.) Praise God – “The precepts of the LORD are right, bringing joy to the heart; the commandments of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.” (Psalm 19:8)! Pray George, Patrick & Carlos study & pray together.

November 6 – 12

November 6 – 12

“I say to the LORD, “You are my God.” Hear, O LORD, my cry for help.” Psalm 140:6

Sunday, 6th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Ruthie J… (age 47) shared: “Jesus Christ is Lord. Jesus is our only way to God. He loves everyone, even sinners. Jesus is our only way to Heaven. Yes. October 31, 2021.” (Her first Bible study was mailed on 9/29/22 when she was an-11-month-old in Christ.) Praise God – “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.”” (John 14:6)! Pray Ruthie shares Christ and encourages family and friends to study too.

Monday, 7th: Lyman C… shared: “I enjoyed this lesson a lot, as I had a totally different view of Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, the 2 Judgments, the end times with the rapture, Jesus during the millennium and the new heaven and earth, as Jehovah Witnesses don’t believe in ¾ of it. I was taught heaven will only have 144,000 people in it… I thank you for providing these lessons. It’s helping me a lot to decipher the truth using scriptures in the Bible. It is God’s word.” (His first study was mailed on 05/06/22; he was born again 05/12/22.) Praise God – “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.” (2 Cor. 13:14)! Pray Lyman keeps studying and encourages his fellow J.W.ers to enroll.

Tuesday, 8th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Mark B… (age 43) shared: “Knowing and believing in the Lord is what I need in my life. God gave us His Son, so we can be saved. Yes. Now October 27, 2022.” (His first Bible study mailed on 9/29/22.) Praise God – “I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from You I have no good thing.”” (Psalm 16:2)! Pray Mark does all the studies we send; pray he memorizes key verses & shares the gospel with others.

Wednesday, 9th: Priscilla P… shared what she’s learning: “I learned that God truly does love me. I struggle sometimes wondering why I have hard days, but I know now that it’s God’s way to prove to me that He is my best friend always! I ever so proudly choose God. I can’t wait to go to Heaven, but in the meantime, I’ll praise Him until I get there.” (She began studying on 9/29/22; she’s currently doing lessons 7 through 10.) Praise God – “I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.” (Psalm 104:33)! Pray Priscilla finds a Bible-teaching church, joins their corporate fellowship & keeps studying.

Thursday, 10th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Inmate James W… (age 27) shared: “God is real! He is who He said He is. I believe He sent His Son Jesus to die for my sins. Yes. 07/21/22.” (His first Bible study mailed on 10/12/22 when he was almost a-3-month-old in Christ.) Praise God – “By this the love of God was revealed in us, that God has sent His only Son into the world so that we may live through Him.” (1 Jn 4:9)! Pray James memorizes verses, shares the gospel, signs up others.

Friday, 11th: Inmate George L… wrote: “I want to thank you for the Bible studies. They are really helping me understand a lot about the Lord and the gospel. Could you send these studies to my 18-year-old stepdaughter Princess S…? Her address is …Texas” (He began to study on 01/13/22; he was born again on 01/19/22.) Praise God – “The Law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is trustworthy, making wise the simple.” (Psalm 19:7)! Pray George shares Christ; pray Princess does her study.

Saturday, 12th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Erica N… (age 50) shared: “John 3:16, it just clicked! I love it! I believe what it says, God loves us! Yes. October 27, 2022, today!” (First study mailed on 10/20/22.) Praise God – “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)! Pray Erica keeps studying and shares her faith in Christ.

October 30 – November 5

October 30 – November 5

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6

Sunday, 30th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? October 23 at 8:39 AM, Danica M… emailed: “Self-worth, reason to live, God’s plans are good, but so much pain along the way. My son is one of millions who is being kept from living for our Savior by opioids.” (She requested Bible studies for herself and for her 26-year-old incarcerated son, Taylor M…   Their first study booklets were sent last week.) Praise God – “He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death and broke away their chains.” (Psalm 107:14)! Pray Danica strengthens her faith thru study; pray Taylor repents & believes in Christ.

Monday, 31st: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On October 23 at 11:04 PM, Kristal D… emailed: “I want to learn about who Jesus is and I want to learn his teachings. I know he is the great Messiah. I want to learn how to live my life from his teachings, so he will be honored by my presence in this world, as a child of God.” (Her first lesson booklet was mailed last week.) Praise God – “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in Me should remain in darkness.” (John 12:46)! Pray Kristal studies diligently, takes heed to the Spirit’s nudging, trusts and obeys.

Tuesday, 1st: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On October 24 at 12:16 PM, Dinah T… emailed: “I am hoping to learn and understand the Bible better. I have always wanted to understand more…but there is a lot I still don’t know.” (Her first two lessons were sent last week.) Praise God – “Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen.” (Isaiah 32:3)! Pray Dinah studies her lessons with her Bible; pray she finds a Bible-teaching church.

Wednesday, 2nd: Rusbel Z… shared this when asked if Jesucristo had entered to live in his heart: “Un amigo [A friend] gifted me a Biblia and since then I started to go to meetings here in jail. In March 2019, I received Cristo as my personal Salvador.” (He started studying with BSBM on September 15, 2022.) Praise God – “O LORD, You will establish peace for us. For all that we have accomplished, You have done for us.” (Isaiah 26:12)! Pray Rusbel studies all the lessons sent and boldly shares the gospel with others.

Thursday, 3rd:  WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On October 25 at 1:28 AM, Charles M… emailed: “I have no idea, that’s why I am needing Bible studies to help me understand God’s word and help me along the way.” (He requested studies for himself and for his wife, Tanya M…   Their first lesson booklets were mailed last week.) 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 Charles and Tanya surrender their lives to Jesus Christ.

Friday, 4th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On October 25 at 6:20 AM, Serena C… emailed: “I want and need to stay on the narrow path, so I can build a better relationship with God. I love God and with the way the church is falling away, I want in depth study of his word.” (She requested studies for herself and her friend Jeannette G…   Their first study booklets were sent last week.) Praise God – “Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.” (Matthew 7:15)! Pray Serena and Jeannette study diligently and intentionally share Christ.

Saturday, 5th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On October 26 at 7:56 AM, Kimberly P… wrote: “I went to church and Sunday school growing up and kinda went away from it. I want to relearn again.” (Her first lessons were sent last week.) Praise God – “Early in the morning He went back into the temple courts. All the people came to Him, and He sat down to teach them.” (John 8:2)! Pray Kimberly repents of her sin and returns to His embrace.

October 23 – 29

October 23 – 29

“For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.” Luke 9:24

Sunday, 23rd: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Inmate Jonathan H… (age 41) shared: “Jesus died for me. I am forgiven for my sins. God and Jesus are very real. Yes. January 17, 2022.” (First study booklet sent on 09.09.22) Praise God – “Then Jesus said to all of them, “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.”” (Luke 9:23)! Pray Jonathan daily submits to God & trusts in Christ.

Monday, 24th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Inmate Corey C… shared: “That God came down in the form of His Son, so we could have a way back to Him through Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. I have accepted Jesus into my heart and believe He is the only way. I know I have a place with Jesus and God in Heaven forever. Yes. August 14, 2022.” (First study booklet sent on 09.15.22, upon the request of his girlfriend Jessica.) Praise God – “Whoever accepts His testimony has certified that God is truthful.” (John 3:33)! Pray Corey receives all studies sent, studies them diligently and returns the worksheets; pray Jessica writes to him.

Tuesday, 25th: “10/2/22 Friends in Christ, I am interested in extending my Bible knowledge and my relationship with God. Could you please send me information and the first lesson in your Bible study courses? Thank you, David G… #____-__ Louisiana” Praise God – “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.” (Acts 16:25)! Pray David studies to learn and to share God’s good news.

Wednesday, 26th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Inmate Juan T… (age 43) shared: “Jesus died on the cross so that I may live to become a child of God. I must receive Him as my Savior. Yes. October 1, 2022.” (First study booklet sent on 09.29.22) 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 Juan finds some Christian inmates to study with and talk about life.

Thursday, 27th: Hope D… (age 43) requested Bible studies in July 2019. She completed study booklet #1, but didn’t carry on studying booklets #2 and #3. The on October 16, 2022 she emailed: “I want to learn everything that I can. I honestly have a hard time understanding the Bible. I hope that doesn’t sound bad. I know God is real. I was brought up in a Christian home, but I went astray as a very young teenager. I just want to learn all I can and understand things better.” Praise God – “But as for me, it is good to draw near to God. I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may proclaim all Your works.” (Psalm 73:28)! Pray Hope studies & finds a mentor in a Bible-teaching church.

Friday, 28th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Inmate Nick L… (age 56) shared: “God loves me and wants me to go to heaven through His Son Jesus Christ. Yes, two years ago.” (First study sent on 10.01.22) Praise God – “For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came from God.” (John 16:27)! Pray Nick studies his lessons & encourages fellow inmates to sign up to study.

Saturday, 29th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Inmate Douglas P… (age 45) shared: “That the only way to God is through Jesus Christ. That life doesn’t become easy, it’s hard at times, but the Lord will help me through it. Yes, on October 11, 2022.” (First study booklet sent on 10.07.22) 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 Douglas trusts & obeys God.

October 16 – 22

October 16 – 22

“For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for Him, Philippians 1:29

Sunday, 16th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Inmate Brittney H… (age 32) shared: “The biggest thing I learned is how God revealed Himself to be real. It’s helping me to believe. No matter what sin I have done, God will always forgive me as long as I turn around and go His way. No. I am still struggling with believing.” Praise God – “The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”” (Luke 17:5)! Pray Brittney continues to study all the lessons mailed to her; pray she repents and believes in the gospel; pray she shares God’s truth.

Monday, 17th: “Simply put, I love your Bible studies. A fellow inmate and brother in Christ would also like to receive them. He is Rene M… #___, Texas. Warm regards, Paul S…” (Paul is a 3-month-old in Christ.) Praise God – “Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” (Psalm 34:8)! Pray Paul and René study diligently and intentionally live out their faith among fellow inmates.

Tuesday, 18th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Tara R… (age 45) shared: “Where Heaven is and how to get there through Jesus. Christ is the only way. Yes. July 29, 2022 and October 3, 2022, the day I received your mail. Thank You Lord Jesus!” (Her study was mailed 9/28/22, when she was a 2-month-old in Christ.) Praise God – “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them out of My hand.” (John 10:28)! Pray Tara completes all the lessons mailed and shares her faith with family and friends.

Wednesday, 19th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? New student Janet N… (age 69) shared: “I’m not sure I ever realized this or not, but I am struck by the fact that when Jesus was baptized, all three Persons of the Godhead were manifested. This is a beautiful portrait of the Blessed Trinity. Thank you all for these treasures – my Bible studies!” Praise God – “Receive my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold.” (Proverbs 8:10)! Pray Janet encourages neighbors to study the Bible; pray she starts a home Bible study.

Thursday, 20th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? Priscilla P… (age 39) shared: “I thought Jesus was my Savior, now I know He is. Both God and Jesus saved my wicked soul! Thank You God Almighty for everything. I am so grateful He gave us Jesus as our Savior! Proudly, yes! Twenty-five years ago, but I had to rededicate my life to Him. I turned around and I’m not looking back again. If you wouldn’t mind, please pray for me.” 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.” (Hebrews 3:13)! Pray Priscilla finds a Bible-teaching church & gets involved.

Friday, 21st: “My name is Anthony O…  I am 34-years-old and wanting to become a student with your Bible study program. I am growing and would like to get more help. Thank you for your time.” (He is an inmate.) Praise God – “This is what the Lord GOD says to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you will come to life.” (Ezekiel 37:5)! Pray Anthony studies God’s word, memorizes keys verses and shares Christ.

Saturday, 22nd: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? María C… (age 63) shared: “God loves me even though I am a sinner and Jesus died for our sins. I want to follow Him till the day I die! Yes, on 7/28/2000 and 10/4/22.” (She was born again at age 41. Mariano, her 7-year-old grandson, studies too; he was born again on 10/5/22.) Praise God – “My Father who has given them to Me is greater than all. No one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand.” (John 10:29)! Pray María and Mariano keep studying and encourage their family to enroll.

October 9 – 15

October 9 – 15

“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 Peter 1:3

Sunday, 9th: “Dear Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Evans, Thank you for writing back to me. The prayers of you all for me are so nice. The company that copies my lessons from you, sends the pages all mixed up and jumbled around. It is rather challenging to reorganize them. Please know that your letter touched my heart. My wife Ashema and I are going through the wringer. Please pray for Ashema and our kids Josiah, Jayden and Jazmyn. They are all I truly have and care about. Thank you so much. Your friend, Jerome D…” Praise God – “Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” (2 Peter 1:2)! Pray Jerome keeps studying; pray Ashema, Josiah, Jayden and Jazmyn desire to study too.

Monday, 10th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? Inmate Orville W… (age 32) shared: “God is perfect and all-knowing. He is the ruler of the universe, but He loves me unconditionally and wants to be my friend. Satan is the father of lies. God and Satan are in constant battle for the hearts of people. God made us in His image and we have a spirit which no animal has.” Praise God“I tell you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more.” (Luke 12:4)! Pray Orville studies diligently and intentionally shares God’s message of hope and love.

Tuesday, 11th: “Hola. I am writing to thank you for this Bible course you sent me. I hope to continue receiving more. I have a question, could you send me an envelope with a stamp on it? I do not have the means to get envelopes and stamps, because I don’t have any family in this country. I hope this isn’t a bother for you. Your friend and brother in Christ, Rusbel Z…” Praise God“For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” (Matthew 12:50)! Pray Rusbel keeps studying and uses the stamped envelopes BSBM provides.

Wednesday, 12th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? HAVE YOU RECEIVED CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF SO, WHEN? DeeAnn P… (age 52) shared: “That God’s blessing came through our Savior, Jesus Christ. Yes. God delivered me from substance abuse. He moved me from old places in my past to a whole new environment. He is transforming me daily by His grace. He is with me at all times and I feel His presence.” Praise God – “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37)! Pray DeeAnn continues to study & find godly fellowship; pray she signs up others in bondage.

Thursday, 13th: “To my family at B.S.B.M., Is there any possible way you can get me info for Victory Outreach in Las Cruces, New Mexico? I used to be in their men’s home, when I was there in 2012. I will be grateful for any address or phone number you can find. Your brother in Christ, Fernando M…” (Information was sent with his next studies on 10/07/22.) Praise God“I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited Me.” (Matthew 25:36)! Pray Fernando finishes his sentence well and serves the Lord in jail.

Friday, 14th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? April R… wrote: “Sin begins in the mind, thinking wrong thoughts.” Praise God – “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Romans 12:2a)! Pray April shares Christ’s teaching with her acquaintances & starts a ladies home Bible study.

Saturday, 15th: “Hola. I greet you in the name of Jesucristo. I have court next month and I would like it if you would pray for me, because now they are going to sentence me. Pray God gives me wisdom to always do what is correct Pray my sentence is just, according to God’s will. With much love. Your amigo, Miguel A…” Praise God – “For though we live in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh.” (2 Corinthians 10:3)! Pray Miguel shines for Jesus in the courtroom; pray for him as he has requested above.

October 2 – 8

October 2 – 8

“Blessed is the man You discipline, O LORD, and teach from Your law,” Psalm 94:12

“Those I love, I rebuke and discipline. Therefore be earnest and repent.” Revelation 3:19

Sunday, 2nd: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS STUDY? Lisolette H… wrote: “That Christ loved me that much to suffer, be persecuted, put to shame, ridiculed, tempted beyond measure, to take on His shoulders the sickness and evil of the world. And still, He loved me that much to die for me, to save me for eternity. This is God’s love letter to all of us who will accept Him! Please pray for me.” Praise God – “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him, and he with Me.” (Rev. 3:20)! Pray Lisolette studies and obeys God’s word.

Monday, 3rd: Given his email request, on September 15, 2022, Dale M… (age 60) was mailed a Bible study. He wrote this after completing it: “That even though we accept Jesus, we will still be tempted to sin. I became an ordained minister on 9-12-2022. I accepted Jesus as my Savior at age 8 and was baptized at age 11.” 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 Dale obeys God’s teaching and not men.

Tuesday, 4th: Final three responses of inmate James H… (age 35): 1-WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? “That God loved us and sent Jesus to die for our sins.” 2-HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? “Yes.” 3-WHEN? “Today, 9/12/22 at 3pm.” (BSBM sent this first study on 09/07/22.) Praise God – “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”” (Matt. 19:26)! Pray James receives and studies his next 4 lessons; pray he shares the gospel boldly.

Wednesday, 5th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On September 27, at 2:54 AM, new student hopeful Chelsie B… e-mailed: “I want to strengthen my relationship with God. I want to teach my sons about God and give Trenton age 12 and Ryder age 10 an opportunity to build their relationships with Him at an early age.” (First studies mailed to them on 9/29/22.) Praise God“Truly I tell you,” He said, “unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt. 18:3)! Pray Chelsie, Trenton & Ryder truly study and follow Jesus.

Thursday, 6th: Final three responses of inmate Mario N… (age 26): 1-WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? “How to get to Heaven.” 2-HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? “Yes.” 3-WHEN? “This morning, on 9/13/22, Mark and I invited Jesus into our hearts.” (BSBM sent Mario’s first study on 09/09/22.) Praise God – “My mouth will declare Your righteousness and Your salvation all day long, though I cannot know their full measure.” (Psa. 71:15)! Pray Mario & Mark continue studying; pray Mark signs up too.

Friday, 7th: “Dear Brothers & Sisters, I have a 15-year sentence and would like to be enrolled in Bible study courses. I am respectfully submitting this request in hope that I may be allowed to continue my journey to have better knowledge of the word. Respectfully submitted, Juan T…” (First study mailed on 9/29/22.) Praise God“And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13)! Pray Juan studies diligently, shares God’s word intentionally & challenges others to enroll.

Saturday, 8th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On September 27, at 9:07 PM, new student hopeful Jim B… e-mailed: “I was shot in the chest twice and I gave my life to God a year ago. Ever since that day, I knew God had a calling on my life. I am hoping to grow stronger in God’s word through these study lessons.” (First study mailed on 9/30/22.) Praise God – “Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.” (Isaiah 45:22)! Pray Jim studies diligently, memorizes key verses & boldly brags God’s gospel message of hope.

September 18 – 24

September 18 – 24

“Carrying His own cross, He went out to The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. There they crucified Him, and with Him two others, one on each side, with Jesus in the middle.” John 19:17-18

Sunday, 18th: An inmate student penned this on September 2nd: “I am trying to turn my life around. I am a recovering addict, Ashema W… is a shopaholic, our daughters, Jayden and Jazmyn, are afflicted with depression and anxiety. Our son Josiah is a loner. He never brings any of his friends home. I am worried as ever since I am in jail and cannot provide. I ask that you pray for our family, that we can recover from our addictions and afflictions, that we all be brought closer by the love and healing of God’s grace, that together we become more loving and helpful. Thank you so much, Jerome D…” (Ashema signed him up for studies 08-25-2022.) Praise God – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;” (Prov. 3:5)! Pray Jerome and all his family turn their lives around by repenting and believing in the gospel of Christ.

Monday, 19th: “My name is Ethan L… I am in S__ County Jail. I would like to do the Bible Studies Course. Can you please mail me the study? P.S. I also ask for your prayers for my kids that just started school again but did not want to because of the recent school shootings. Their names are Kaysen L… and Parker L… I appreciate your time in this matter. Thank you.” (09/12/22 – the day his letter arrived & his study was mailed.) Praise God – “Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing to the Lord.” (Col. 3:20)! Pray Ethan does his study & follows the Spirit’s prompting; pray he sends his kids’ ages & address for studies.

Tuesday, 20th: Inmate student Kelsey C… (age 31) shared: “In this lesson, I learned to give my all to God, sacrifice all, all my feelings and possessions… To spread the word!! To share the love of Christ with others. To spend time with God. Please pray for me! My trial is coming up in October. This tragic fatal accident is all a misunderstanding. I lost someone I love very much.” Praise God – “Rest in God alone, O my soul, for my hope comes from Him.” (Psa. 62:5)! Pray Kelsey is strengthened by the Lord throughout her trial; pray she gives truthful testimony; pray she keeps on studying.

Wednesday, 21st: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On September 11, at 12:38 AM, new student hopeful Shelley M… e-mailed: I would like to help others come to Jesus, but I am unsure how to go about it… I really need to know the Bible completely. (1st study mailed on 9/15/22.) Praise God – “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (Col. 4:6)! Pray Shelley studies course #1 diligently and intentionally invites others to study.

Thursday, 22nd: Final responses of new student inmate Jay E… (age 31): 1-WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? “That all sins can be forgiven.” 2-HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? “Yes.” 3-WHEN? “Today, 9/12/22.” (Jay wrote to B.S.B.M. requesting studies; mailed on 08/25/22.) Praise God“And whoever does not carry his cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple.” (Luke 14:27)! Pray Jay shares his faith fearlessly; cuts his social time with old friends; finds fellowship with believers.

Friday, 23rd: Penned 9/5/22 by an inmate: Pray my mother’s health improves… pray I keep safe while in this ugly place and for me to continue to follow His righteous path… pray my 2 sisters and 1 brother keep safe and for them to speak to me again, for they haven’t since 2005. Your brother in Christ and friend, Arlie R…” Praise God – “But he must ask in faith, without doubting, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” (Jas. 1:6)! Pray Arlie shares his faith boldly; pray for his mom and siblings.

Saturday, 24th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On September 13, at 1:30 AM, new student hopeful Debbie K… e-mailed: How to be a working light for God to others. (1st study mailed on 9/15/22.) Praise God – “The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining brighter and brighter until midday.” (Prov. 4:18)! Pray Debbie studies course #1 & follows the Spirit’s lead into God’s harvest field.