Author: Darryl

August 14th – 20th

August 14th – 20th

“You are to have put off, concerning the former way of life, the old man, which is being corrupted according to its desires of deceit, and to be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and to have put on the new man, having been created according to God in righteousness and holiness of truth.” Ephesians 4:22-24

Sunday, 14th: “I fell into a deep pit of depression and have managed to return. Prayer has always been one of my weaknesses. I become tongue tied and sometimes even confused about the meanings of words. Whether they are spoken or thought they tend to evade me. I find myself asleep sometimes before I even manage to say amen. The church has become a location or a homebase in my dreams – even in my nightmares.  I’ve never dreamt such diabolical twisted things before. Ashley L…” (Extra Bible reading sent with her next lessons.) Praise God – “Surely you heard of Him and were taught in Him—in keeping with the truth that is in Jesus” (Eph. 4:21)! Pray Ashley keeps studying with these inmates she enrolled: Carrie, Savannah & Katherine.

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 Jody K… (age 44) wrote: “We are saved by what God has done for us through His Son Jesus Christ. And we must believe in Him. Yes, on 7/31/22. Thank you for sending me your Bible study. I’ll be at this address till about the end of the year if not longer fighting my case.” Praise God – “Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will do it.” (Psalm 37:5)! Pray Jody keeps studying all the lessons mailed to him; pray he surrenders his future days to God, trusting Christ alone.

Tuesday, 16th: “Our former pastor was promoted to Heaven and my husband doesn’t like the way this pastor is preaching. He is always asking for money. Pray we find another home Bible believing church where we can fellowship in person. God has used my broken past to encourage others. He has given me boldness in Christ. He is faithful. His word is true. Thanks again for this Bible study. I always enjoy growing in the Lord. Janie H…” Praise God – “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” (Ephesians 5:21)! Pray Janie and her hubby find a Bible-teaching church; pray they encourage family and friends to study Bible lessons too.

Wednesday, 17th: Inmate Jason H… returned his first study’s worksheets on 8-9-22. He shared: “A year ago, I received the Lord Jesus as my Savior. My life is saved through Jesus Christ and no matter what I am going to Heaven because I gave my life to Jesus as my Savior. It’s been a struggle. I won’t lie about that. I have had plenty of ups and downs. I got your Bible study address from a guard and I share my cellmate’s Bible.” Praise God – “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Rom. 8:37)! Pray Jason asks that guard if he could help him get his own Bible; pray the guard contacts a local Pastor.

Thursday, 18th: Inmate student Juana A… wrote: “[Quisiera pedirles] I would like to ask you to send Bible studies to my son who is incarcerated. Erik V… #___ Texas” (Juana, age 43, is a 2-year-old in Christ.) Praise God – “What shall I say, O my son? What, O son of my womb? What, O son of my vows?” (Proverbs 31:2)! Pray Erik & Juana diligently study their Bible lessons & share personal things through letters.

Friday, 19th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On August 3, at 3:11 PM, new student hopeful Danielle W… e-mailed: “I’m just now trying to get right with the Lord. My life is a chaotic mess right now. I’m a former prostitute and I’m having trouble leaving the lifestyle. I lie, cheat and steal from people. And I can’t stop doing it.” Praise God – “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” (1 Cor. 15:57)! Pray Danielle studies the first booklet; pray she repents and believes in the gospel; pray she finds help.

Saturday, 20th: “I am writing in hopes of receiving Bible study materials. Mrs. Wanda told me about your ministry. I have my Bible but I find it hard to follow without study guides. Charlsey W…” (She is in jail.) Praise God – “Remember those in prison as if you were bound with them, and those who are mistreated as if you were suffering with them.” (Heb. 13:3)! Pray Charlsey receives and does her first studies.

August 7 to 13

August 7 to 13

“For the LORD is righteous; He loves justice. The upright will see His face.” Psalm 11:7

Sunday, 7th: “Thank you for the Bible studies, they are amazing. I come to you for help. I have prayed many times but can’t seem to forgive the doctor who said he was going to do the surgery my father needed to live. But then he let him lay there for 9 days bleeding out and suffering till he passed away. I try to forgive but seems so hard because he knew what was wrong. I really want to forgive but don’t know how when it comes to this. I miss my dad dearly and still cry daily for his absence. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. I feel I have no one to talk to, so all this bottles up inside me. Stephanie S…” Praise God – “But to those of you who will listen, I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,” (Luke 6:27)! Pray Stephanie finds a wise godly counselor; pray she keeps studying and growing in Christ.

Monday, 8th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? Inmate Derek R… wrote: “God deals with the human race on the basis of two men, Adam and Christ. The entire history of Adam’s children can be summed up in one word – SIN.” (A 40-year-old who is a 5-month-old in Christ.) Praise God – “My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.” (1 John 3:18)! Pray Derek shares God’s message of love and hope with fellow inmates through deeds of kindness.

Tuesday, 9th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? Taunesha E… wrote: “When they screamed out, “Crucify Him”, they knew Jesus was an innocent man. Jesus has all power to forgive sins.” (A 20-year-old.) Praise God – “Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up His garments by casting lots.” (Luke 23:34)! Pray Taunesha invites a friend to study with her.

Wednesday, 10th: Hannah G… helped her 5-year-old daughter Rhett G… to study her first Bible lesson on July 28, 2022. When Rhett’s lesson came to an end, she was asked: 1) AFTER WE TAKE JESUS AS OUR SAVIOR, HOW MANY BIRTHDAYS DO WE HAVE? 2) HAVE YOU TAKEN THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? 3) WHEN? She answered: “Two”, “Yes” and “July 28, 2022.” Praise God – “Children are indeed a heritage from the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is His reward.” (Psalm 127:3)! Pray Hannah keeps helping Rhett and Aubrey (age 8) to study their lessons and follow Jesus.

Thursday, 11th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? Inmate Daniel C… wrote: “How much God and Jesus love us. Christ Jesus gave His life for all our sins and God’s love for Him and for all of us.” (A 67-year-old who is a 2 ½-month-old in Christ.) Praise God – “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)! Pray Daniel shares the gospel with others.

Friday, 12th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? Violet W… wrote: “Being accepted in Christ, I’m now redeemed and belong to God. Things changed when I took the Lord Jesus as my true Savior. I died and was buried with Christ and God gave me a new life in Christ. Now I am accepted by God. What a wonderful feeling to be in Christ. Now I live by faith in Him.” (An 88-year-old.) Praise God – “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12)! Pray Violet shares God’s word with family and friends; pray she starts a Bible study with her interested peers.

Saturday, 13th: “07/25/22 I am enjoying how to live my life for Jesus. It’s such a night and day difference from my old way of being taught by the Jehovah’s Witnesses. For one, a Bible study like this would be taboo as their studies come from the ‘Watchtower’ publication. I have read the book of John and I am reading the other gospels now. I pray daily to Jesus and know He is guiding me. I thank you and your organization for providing these lessons for someone like me. Lyman C…” (A 59-year-old who is a 3-month-old in Christ.) 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 Lyman encourages his JW contacts to study with him.

July 31 – August 6

July 31 – August 6

“Blessed be the LORD, for He has heard my cry for mercy. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore, my heart rejoices, and I give thanks to Him with my song. The LORD is the strength of His people, a stronghold of salvation for His anointed.” Psalm 28:6-8

Sunday, 31st: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 25, at 5:13 PM, new student hopeful Michelle C… e-mailed: “I hope to grow in Christ.” (First study sent 7/28/22.) Praise God – “Among the mature, however, we speak a message of wisdom–but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.” (1 Cor 2:6)! Pray Michelle trusts and obeys God’s voice.

Monday, 1st: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 26, at 8:42 AM, new student hopeful Amanda S… e-mailed: “Three of us ladies are hoping to form a small Bible study group that will meet in our homes. We are looking for Bible studies to be mailed to us that we can dig into and gain a deeper understanding of God’s word.” (First study sent 7/28/22.) Praise God – “Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn from them.” (Proverbs 4:5)! Pray Amanda and her two friends read and study the first booklet with their Bibles; pray they do His will without hesitation.

Tuesday, 2nd: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student inmate Patrick H… (age 28) wrote: “The universe was created by order, design. Don’t worship other idols. Yes, today, July 25, 2022.” (After mailing Patrick’s first lessons a second time, we prayed for him last Tuesday that he would study them.) Praise God – “And this is the confidence that we have before Him: If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” (1 Jn. 5:14)! Pray Patrick shares his faith and continues to study with fellow inmate George L.

Wednesday, 3rd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 26, at 9:55 PM, new student hopeful Danielle M… e-mailed: “I hope to learn about the Lord’s love and how to be the person He wants me to be. I also want to start having a family devotional time together and raise my children in the way of the Lord. I fell into sin and I’m trying to get my life and my family’s back in the way of the Lord.” (First studies sent on 7/28/22 to her, her husband and their 4 children ages 13, 11, 9 and 8.) Praise God – “See to it, brothers, that none of you has a wicked heart of unbelief that turns away from the living God.” (Heb 3:12)! Pray Danielle, Allen, Hailey, Alexa, Richard and Charles read, study and pray together every day.

Thursday, 4th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 27, at 8:13 AM, new student hopeful Alan P… e-mailed: “I hope to have a deeper understanding of God’s word and how to live more like Christ.” (First study sent 7/28/22.) Praise God – “But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained their senses to distinguish good from evil.” (Hebrews 5:14)! Pray Alan studies his Bible lessons and asks Christ to help him grow through faithful obedience.

Friday, 5th: On July 28, at 11:23 AM, Billy J… e-mailed BSBM on behalf of inmate Robert N…: “This guy wrote to our addiction treatment center and requested some Bible study material.” (First study sent 7/28/22.) Praise God – “Therefore encourage and build one another up, just as you are already doing.” (1 Thess. 5:11)! Pray Robert receives his first study, studies it thoroughly and surrenders his life to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Saturday, 6th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 28, at 11:57 AM, new student hopeful Hannah G… e-mailed: “I need to learn to trust in God when it is hard to.” (Hannah’s first study had been sent two days earlier, on the 26th, as requested by our student Aubrey B…) Praise God – “He [Moses] chose to suffer oppression with God’s people rather than to experience the fleeting enjoyment of sin.” (Hebrews 11:25)! Pray Hannah studies diligently and lives intentionally for Christ’s glory.

July 24 – 30

July 24 – 30

“He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God – children born not of blood, nor of the desire or will of man, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:10-14

Sunday, 24th: An inmate’s letter: “I recently accepted the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. I heard about your Bible studies and I’m interested in your program. My name is Jose C… #___. I’m in …Prison …California” Praise God – “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)! Pray Jose receives his study booklets without personal mail restrictions imposed by the prison.

Monday, 25th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 20, at 12:14 PM, new student hopeful Kalina K… e-mailed: “I grew up in church, but as an adult I have never explored or made religion a priority in my life. Recently, I have decided to change that. I hope to learn what my life will be like with God as a priority. I want to help teach my children Parker, Sophia, Elias and Emilia.” Praise God – “You, who have shown me great and severe troubles, shall revive me again, and bring me up again from the depths of the earth.” (Psa. 71:20)! Pray Kalina & her kids ages 12 to 3 study & pray together.

Tuesday, 26th: An inmate’s letter: “Hi, my name is Patrick H…  I would like to receive Bible studies. I misplaced my first one. My number is #___.” (1st mailing 1/25/22; 2nd mailing 7/11/22) Praise God – “Is not My word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that smashes a rock?” (Jerimiah 23:29)! Pray Patrick studies his lessons with fellow inmate George L…, who requested them for him.

Wednesday, 27th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student inmate James V… (age 34) wrote: “That Jesus Christ is the Son of God and He died for my sins. And the only way to Heaven is through Jesus Christ. Yes, this year. Please pray for me and my family and for the family I affected because of my DUI accident.” Praise God – “He is to confess the sin that he had committed, pay its full compensation, add one fifth to it, and give the compensation to whomever he offended.” (Num. 5:7)! Pray James faithfully follows Jesus.

Thursday, 28th: A Chicagoan penned: “Thank you so much for sending me Bible studies. I really appreciate your kindness for helping me get closer to God and become a better person. Elizabeth Q…” 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 Elizabeth shares the gospel & proclaims God’s good works.

Friday, 29th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 21, at 2:40 AM, new student hopeful Yuval S… e-mailed: “I hope to be connected with God. I am still thinking about what John 1:12-13 means. Praise God – “May all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; may those who love Your salvation always say, “Let God be magnified!”” (Psalm 70:4)! Pray Yuval gets connected to God through faith in Jesus.

Saturday, 30th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 17, at 9:39 PM, new student hopeful April S… e-mailed: “I hope to learn how to be calm and deal with Robert’s upcoming death. He is my son.” Praise God – “If Your law had not been my delight, then I would have perished in my affliction.” (Psalm 119:92)! Pray April studies her lessons and reads them to her son; pray Robert trusts in Jesus to save his soul.

July 17 to 23

July 17 to 23

“I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.” Psalm 104:33

Sunday, 17th: Karon W… (age 65) began studying in February 2020. Upon completing her thirteenth correspondence Bible course last week, she wrote: “These lessons have helped me to understand my feelings about things I’m dealing with and that person. All the time I used to say, I can’t stand certain people, but I realize you need to love everyone. I prayed and asked God to forgive me and heal my heart and let me be a good person to everyone. I must share His word with everyone.” Praise God – “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against any of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.” (Leviticus 19:18)! Pray Karon strikes up a conversation with these ‘certain people’.

Monday, 18th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student Amber C… (age 28) wrote: “When a sinner repents God gains His place in their life. Yes, July 7, 2022, while doing this lesson.” (Her first study was mailed on 6/15/22.) Praise God – “I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud, and your sins like a mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.” (Isa. 44:22)! Pray Amber memorizes key verses, shares Christ & finds a church.

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 Larry B… (age 54) wrote: “Jesus is the way. Repent and accept Christ. Yes, many times through life.” Praise God – “Be gracious to me, God, according to Your faithfulness; According to the greatness of Your compassion, wipe out my wrongdoings.” (Psa. 51:1)! Pray Larry studies diligently & shares intentionally.

Wednesday, 20th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 13, at 11:13 PM, new student hopeful Thresa J… e-mailed: “My daughter and son-in-law and my mother and I have all rededicated our lives to the Lord. We want to study together at home and we are looking for a good church to attend. We all want and need this.” (First studies with additional help were mailed on 7-14-22.) Praise God – “But exhort one another daily, as long as it is called today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” (Heb. 3:13)! Pray Thresa, Erica, Mark & Glenda find a Bible-teaching church.

Thursday, 21st: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student inmate Elías A… (age 19) wrote: “El Señor Jesús [The Lord Jesus] came to this world to be our Savior. Yes, about 5 years ago. Thanks for sending me this study. It helped me understand many things. I ask you to pray for my family, as I am in jail. Everything is in His hands.” Praise God – “Fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath; instead, bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” (Eph. 6:4)! Pray Elías takes God’s word to heart and obeys Christ’s teaching.

Friday, 22nd: Inmate student Justin T… (age 40) shared: “I’ve been struggling in my marriage and my wife is using drugs. She brought me to church on our first date and we used to be close to the Lord and to each other. I worry about her. Please pray for us. Thank you.” (She signed Justin up for BSBM’s studies too, on 11/21/2018.) Praise God – “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” (Jas. 4:8)! Pray Justin & Danielle fall on their knees & cry out to God.

Saturday, 23rd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 13, at 11:13 PM, new student hopeful Anthony L… e-mailed: “By studying the word of God, I hope my relationship with Him will increase. Maybe someday I’ll be going into the ministry as a pastor/preacher.” (First study was mailed on 7-14-22.) Praise God – “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for instruction, for conviction, for correction, and for training in righteousness,” (2 Tim. 3:16)! Pray Anthony does his Bible lessons & lives out his salvation.

July 10 to 16

July 10 to 16

“Search me, God, and know my heart; Put me to the test and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there is any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.” Psalm 139:23-24

Sunday, 10th: Kevin S… (age 32) requested Bible studies on January 20, 2021 and he’s been studying regularly since then. On June 16, 2022 he wrote: “The most important thing I have learned in this course GOD’S GREAT SALVATION is to be obedient to God no matter what, to know that He loves me and that even my worst circumstances lead to good outcomes through Him.” Praise God – “But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden statue you have set up.” (Daniel 3:18)! Pray Kevin studies the Bible with family & friends.

Monday, 11th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 5, at 8:31 PM, new student hopeful Thomas B… e-mailed: “I hope to learn His plan for me and how to walk with Him each day and how to be more faithful.” (His first Bible study was mailed on 7-7-22.) Praise God – “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and sustain me with a willing spirit.” (Psalm 51:12)! Pray Thomas recognizes that his ability to live victorious as a Christian comes from God’s Spirit & His word.

Tuesday, 12th: Lyman C… (age 59) requested Bible studies by mail on May 6, 2022. On May 12th he trusted in Christ Jesus alone to save him. He is studying the second set of ten lessons in MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST now. On 6/25/22, he shared: “I really appreciate these lessons. I was taught so differently when being a Jehovah’s Witness about the Trinity, Hell, Lake of Fire, etc. I am glad I am finally finding the truth. I am glad I asked Jesus for forgiveness of my sins and have Him in my heart. I am thankful for your help to learn more.” Praise God – “The entirety of Your word is truth, and all Your righteous judgments endure forever.” (Psalm 119:160)! Pray Lyman completes all twenty lessons in course #1; pray he shares God’s truth with JW’s.

Wednesday, 13th: Inmate Armando R… (age 55) was mailed his first studies on June 4, 2022. He received Jesus as his Savior, on June 16, 2022. In early July, he returned his second mailing of study worksheets and asked: “Can you pray Crystal R… stops using drugs and gets on the right path? Pray God keeps on blessing my kids Maya, A.J. and Bailee and keeps them in His hands. And pray God keeps showing me the path of all His blessings and all the people see the light of Jesus getting stronger and brighter.” Praise God – “Lead me, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make straight Your way before me.” (Psalm 5:8)! Pray as requested and pray Armando diligently studies his lessons & intentionally lives out his faith in God.

Thursday, 14th: Kim C… (age 51) sent a personal note with her completed Bible study worksheets. She shared: “Thanks for sharing the testimony of Darryl Evans. I found it very enlightening and it touched my heart. I know a lot of people that have been through the same thing. I was addicted to alcohol. I stopped drinking and gave my life to God. God pours out His love and blessings on those who believe on Jesus and love Him.” Praise God – “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be encumbered once more by a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1)! Pray Kim shares with addicts she knows of her freedom in Christ.

Friday, 15th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On July 5, at 10:54 PM, new student hopeful Elvie H… e-mailed: “I want to learn how to be a Christian and to become a God-fearing man. I want to turn my life around through Christ.” (His first Bible study was mailed on 7-7-22.) Praise God – “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.” (Mark 8:34b)! Pray Elvie does his Bible lessons, repents of his sin, trusts in Jesus & finds a church.

Saturday, 16th: A prayer request from inmate Fernando M…: “My beloved family, I ask prayer for myself and my cousin Matthew A… That the Lord shows us mercy on the day we go to court. That God touches the Judge’s heart and gives us the least time possible.” (He asked for studies in 2011; he started studying them in 2021.) Praise God – “Teach me Your way, O LORD, that I may walk in Your truth. Give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name.” (Psalm 86:11)! Pray Fernando & Matthew surrender all their hopes to Christ Jesus.

July 3 to 9

July 3 to 9

“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You. Deliver me from all my transgressions; do not make me the reproach of fools.” Psalm 39:7-8

Sunday, 3rd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 26, at 7:15 PM, new student hopeful Rebekah S… e-mailed: “I hope to strengthen and deepen my faith and not be set off course and tempted so easily.” (First lessons sent on 6/30/2022.) Praise God – “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.” (Colossians 3:1)! Pray Rebekah studies her lessons & seeks good fellowship.

Happy Independence Day Americans! Monday, 4th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 26, at 7:31 PM, new student hopeful Renia M… e-mailed: “I hope to understand the Bible, to gain a personal relationship with the Lord.” (First lessons sent on 6/30/2022.) Praise God – “Call to Me, and I will answer and show you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3)! Pray Renia prioritizes her day and puts her time with God and His word in first place.

Tuesday, 5th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 27, at 12:36 PM, Jocelyn T…, who requested studies in 2014 but did none, emailed again requesting studies for herself and three others at her address (one adult and two teens): “I hope to study more, to know the gospel and gain a closer relationship with God.” (Age-appropriate lessons were sent to each of them on 6/30/2022.) Praise God – “And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Acts 2:21)! Pray Jocelyn, Carlos, Treveon & Quinn do the studies and talk together about them; pray they obey God’s word.

Wednesday, 6th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 27, at 11:54 PM, new student hopeful Johnna T… e-mailed: “I hope to get closer to the Lord, understand the Bible and grow closer together with my spouse in Christ.” (Lessons and marriage booklet sent 6/30/2022.) Praise God – “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” (Ephesians 5:21)! Pray Johnna and her husband study together and talk about God’s word; pray they talk about their day’s activities and pray.

Thursday, 7th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 28, at 2:16 AM, new student hopeful Michelle A… e-mailed: “I want to follow God and put Him first in my life. I am thirsty for God and want to know everything about Him.” (First lessons sent on 6/30/2022.) Praise God – “Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4)! Pray Michelle obeys the Spirit’s nudging, surrenders all to God and follows Christ’s teaching closely.

Friday, 8th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 28, at 8:22 PM, Melissa E…, who requested studies in 2012 and did a few, emailed again requesting them once more: “I hope to become the person God wants me to be.” (Lessons sent on 6/30/2022.) Praise God – “Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.” (Jeremiah 29:12)! Pray Melissa studies her lessons, memorizes key verses & shares God’s message of hope with others.

Saturday, 9th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 29, at 6:26 AM, new student hopeful Ryan R… e-mailed: “I hope to learn how to be set free, how to love, how to care for others and how to disciple men and women to be good stewards and followers of Christ.” (First lessons and additional helpful material sent on 6/30/2022.) Praise God – “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor Me.” (Psalm 50:15)! Pray Ryan studies his lessons diligently with his Bible; pray he lives intentionally for God’s Kingdom.

Praise God, He answered our prayers and He led The Supreme Court to overturn their errant ruling that legalized killing innocent babies!!! “For You formed my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13)

June 26 to July 2

June 26 to July 2

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. For just as rain and snow fall from heaven and do not return without watering the earth, making it bud and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat, so My word that proceeds from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and it will prosper where I send it.”Isaiah 55:10-11

Sunday, 26th: “Greetings, I hope that you are all well. I was moved before I could get my certificate and then I was moved back here. In order to send me anything anymore it must be like this… Christopher P… #___ c/o Chaplain G… PO Box ___ New Mexico… Thank you for the wonderful study and I look forward to my certificate. Do you have other studies?” (Resent his next 4 studies and first certificate 6/23/22.) Praise God – “I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart.” (Psalm 40:8)! Pray Chris receives his mail this time; pray New Mexico’s jails and prisons resolve their inmate mail handling difficulties.

Monday, 27th: Penned in a Florida jail on 6/15/22: “The chaplain here gave me a list of places to contact to see if there was any way I could get Bible studies. I would be so grateful if I could. Your sister in Christ, Tara Y…” 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 Tara receives her Bible studies without mail hindrance.

Tuesday, 28th: Penned in a Texas jail on 6/15/22: “I am interested in learning more about God and the Bible. I write this letter in hopes of receiving one of your Bible studies. I would greatly appreciate any help I may receive in my search for truth and understanding. Sincerely, Lupe A…” Praise God – “And let us consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds.” (Hebrews 10:24)! Pray Lupe gets the study, does it, surrenders all to Jesus by faith & invites other inmates to study too.

Wednesday, 29th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 17, at 8:22 AM, new student hopeful Jeffery S… e-mailed: “How to overcome addiction, to be a better person, to be a child of God and be born of God.” (First lessons sent on 6/22/2022.) Praise God – “Let us hold resolutely to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23)! Pray Jeffery studies the lessons with a Bible; pray he repents of his sin and believes in Jesus.

Thursday, 30th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 18, at 6:48 PM, new student hopeful Brandy S… e-mailed: “I am getting married soon, so I want to learn everything God says about marriage, love and intimacy.” (First lessons sent on 6/22/2022.) Praise God – “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” (Ephesians 5:21)! Pray Brandy and her fiancé study the first booklets of each course together; pray he signs up to receive Bible studies too.

Happy Canada Day, Canadians! Friday, 1st: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student inmate Ron W… (age 55) wrote: “To finally KNOW, not just a feeling, but KNOW I have eternal life in Christ. Yes. 6/12/2022. Is there a contact person or teacher I can write and ask questions to about the Bible and Christian life?” (This first study was sent to him on 4/20/2022.) Praise God – “The Spirit gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.” (John 6:63)! Pray Ron studies and grows in his knowledge of God’s unmerited love for him.

Saturday, 2nd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 19, at 6:55 PM, new student hopeful Lily S… e-mailed: “How to forgive when things aren’t as easy as they once were.” (First lessons sent on 6/22/2022.) Praise God – “Be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32)! Pray Lily is changed by God’s unconditional love for her and His forgiveness.

June 19 to 25

June 19 to 25

“The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land— not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD. People will stagger from sea to sea and roam from north to east, seeking the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.” Amos 8:11-12

Happy Father’s Day, Dads! Sunday, 19th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student inmate Daniel C… (age 67) wrote: “To follow the Lord Jesus Christ and God’s word. And always ask for forgiveness. Yes. Today, June 6, 2022.” (His first study was mailed on May 24, 2022.) Praise God – “For the sake of Your name, O LORD, forgive my iniquity, for it is great.” (Psalm 25:11)! Pray Daniel takes God’s word to heart through memorization, sharing the gospel and studying his Bible daily.

Monday, 20th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 11, at 3:02 PM, new student hopeful Alicia W… e-mailed: “I really want to deepen my knowledge of the Bible and hopefully I will find my calling or have a better sense of why I am here and my purpose of being.” (Her first study was mailed on June 15, 2022.) Praise God – “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, to proclaim the virtues of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (1 Pe. 2:9)! Pray Alicia shares the LORD’s virtues.

Tuesday, 21st: “6/5/2022 I was able to obtain a KJV large print Bible from Barnes and Noble. Reading the Bible passages and your lessons is opening my mind up to what is real. A lot of the verses were changed in the JW New World Translation Bible to fit their cause. I am thankful for your lessons and being able to know the true meaning of the Bible, God and Jesus. Thank you, Lyman C…” (His 3rd set of Bible studies was mailed June 15th.) Praise God – “For we are not like so many others, who peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as men sent from God.” (2 Cor. 2:17)! Pray Lyman studies daily and shares boldly.

Wednesday, 22nd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 12, at 12:34 AM, new student hopeful Erica G… (age 18) e-mailed: “How I should live my adult life and find my purpose on earth.” (Her first study was mailed on June 15, 2022.) Praise God – “He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.” (Titus 2:14)! Pray Erica lives out her faith right where God sends her to go.

Thursday, 23rd: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 12, at 10:09 PM, new student hopeful Megan A… e-mailed: “I hope to deepen my understanding of the word, so I can teach it to my son, as a part of his homeschooling.” (Her first study was mailed on June 15, 2022.) 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 Megan obeys God’s word and understands it more.

Friday, 24th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student Richard H… (age 44) wrote: “Man can only be saved through belief in Jesus Christ, not by deeds. Yes. In April 2022.” (PTL! He requested studies on May 16, 2022.) Praise God – “He saved us, not by the righteous deeds we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of new birth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.” (Titus 3:5)! Pray Richard finds a Bible-teaching church to attend.

Saturday, 25th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On June 12, at 11:06 AM, new student hopeful Amber C… e-mailed: “I hope to learn more about the Bible. Some things I don’t understand, and I would love to.” (Her first study was mailed on June 15, 2022.) 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 Amber studies her lessons with her Bible & obeys God’s word.

June 12 to 18

June 12 to 18

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8

Sunday, 12th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student inmate Robby G… (age 41) wrote: “Jesus is the Son of God and through Him we can be saved. To get to the narrow road that leads to Heaven we must repent and take Jesus as our Savior. Yes. When I read this study, I got on my knees and took Jesus as my Savior on April 25, 2022.” (This 1st study book was mailed on February 10, 2022. Robby is now doing study books #4 and #5.) 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 Robby memorizes key Bible verses from his lessons and shares the gospel boldly.

Monday, 13th: From Evelyn H…, our Spanish speaking graduate student: “Hermanos y Hermanas, I write these few lines to ask you to send Bible studies to our recently born-again sister, Nicole …  Her address is … Philadelphia” (Nicole’s 1st study book was mailed on June 7, 2022.) Praise God – “Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; all day long I wait for You.” (Psalm 25:5)! Pray Nicole and Evelyn start a home Bible study with Nicole’s family and friends.

Tuesday, 14th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student Annmarie B… (age 52) wrote: “That God revealed Himself in three ways, in creation, in a Book and in a person, Jesus Christ. Yes. May 16, 2022.” (This 1st study book was mailed on May 4, 2022. Annmarie is doing study books #2 and #3 now.) Praise God – “And whoever sees Me sees the One who sent Me.” (John 12:45)! Pray Annmarie finds a Bible-teaching church, shares the gospel with a close friend and encourages them to study the Bible too.

Wednesday, 15th: “Brother Evans, as I told you before my release date is almost here. I only have 2 ½ weeks left. I wanted to thank you for helping me out with all the Bible studies while I’ve been incarcerated. Please don’t send anymore lessons here. Send them to my mom’s address … El Paso, TX. I would love to continue being a student of your ministry. I might be able to bring more people to Christ through your Bible studies. So, please brother Evans, don’t forget about me, send me more studies at my mom’s. Joshua V…” (His next studies were mailed to his El Paso address on June 7, 2022.) 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 Joshua finds a Bible-teaching church, a job & keeps studying the Bible.

Thursday, 16th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student inmate Robert M… (age 50) wrote: “That in order to receive eternal life I must admit I am a sinner and accept God’s love. Yes. May 21, 2022.” (This 1st study book was mailed on May 16, 2022. Robert is doing study books #2 and #3 now.) Praise God – “I tell you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will also confess him before the angels of God.” (Luke 12:8)! Pray Robert keeps studying, starts memorizing verses & shares Christ.

Friday, 17th: Penned May 15, 2022: “In 2020, I lost interest in the JWs. So, I started searching and found your website. The material you sent me made me a firm believer in Jesus, on May 12th. Thank you, Lyman C…” Praise God – “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be under a curse!” (Galatians 1:8)! Pray Lyman gets a trusted Bible translation.

Saturday, 18th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student inmate Matthew S… (age 39) wrote: “How the door to Heaven is open to me. Yes. It’s happening May 23, 2022, as I study.” (This 1st study book was mailed on May 18, 2022. Matthew is doing study books #2 and #3 now.) 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 Matthew finds a cellmate to study with; pray they share God’s message of hope lovingly.