April 3 – 9

April 3 – 9

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation without regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”2 Corinthians 7:10

Sunday, 3rd: “Dear reader, my name is Anthony S…   I am 43. Please put me on y’all’s prayer list. I come from a good family, I just got started using drugs early in life. I have lost both parents, while in prison, and I have watched both kids grow up as they came to visit me. I got out in 2019 and did really good for a year and a half. Then I relapsed. I have never been offered any real help for my problems. Please pray that I can get drug court sanction and find a Christian mentor, someone like Mr. Evans” (He got Mr. Evans’ testimony with his studies.) Praise God – “For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord’s freedman.” (1 Cor. 7:22a)! Pray Anthony befriends an inmate believer, studies all his lessons and memorizes the key Bible verses.

Monday, 4th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student Sebastian M… (age 24) wrote: “That I will have everlasting life with Jesus and God if I repent, turn away from my sins and worship God. Yes, March 8, 2022.” (His first study was mailed on March 4, 2022.) 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.” (Jn. 3:16)! Pray Sebastian finds a Bible-teaching church.

Tuesday, 5th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On March 26, at 10:02 AM, new student hopeful Kyla K… e-mailed: “As a recovering addict, I am looking to strengthen my relationship with Christ Jesus and help my two boys, Kylen age 7 and Kysen age 4, to know Him!!” (Their first studies were mailed on March 28th.) Praise God – “Let us hold resolutely to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23)! Pray Kyla, Kylen & Kysen study together, talk about their lessons and follow Christ Jesus.

Wednesday, 6th: “The most important thing I learned about this lesson is a better understanding of being a Christian. It has brought me closer to God. I hope through prayer to achieve all He has for me. God bless you! With love, Matthew S…” (He is a 55-year-old inmate studying course #7, GOD’S GREAT SALVATION.) Praise God – “He valued disgrace for Christ above the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to his reward.” (Hebrews 11:26)! Pray Matthew fearlessly shares the gospel with fellow inmates and guards.

Thursday, 7th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student inmate Shawn P… (age 30) wrote: “To have faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who died on the cross for our sins. Yes, March 20, 2022.” (His first lessons were mailed on March 16, 2022.) Praise God – “Therefore let us go to Him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace He bore.” (Hebrews 13:13)! Pray Shawn limits his time with the worldly, associates with Christian inmates & studies all his lessons.

Friday, 8th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On March 26, at 10:17 PM, new student hopeful Jerran W… e-mailed: “I have not been to church in many years. I am a mother now and I want God to be in our lives. My children are Jakiya age 12 and Mason age 5.” (Their first lessons were mailed on March 28th.) Praise God – “Hear me, O LORD, and have mercy; O LORD, be my helper.” (Psalm 30:10)! Pray Jerran, Jakiya & Mason find a Bible-teaching church, study together, talk about God’s word & what He teaches them.

Saturday, 9th: Inmate Rony C… wrote: “[Gracias] Thanks for the course, it’s really good. It helped me a lot in my walk with Christ. I ask for your help with stamps and envelopes because I don’t have any in here. I ask prayer that my case, on 06-04-2022, be reduced. Pray for my children and parents. Pray for Pedro, his case hasn’t been resolved in 3 years. And pray for Vinicio and Timothy.” (Rony is a 34-year-old newborn in Christ.) Praise God – “And do not neglect to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” (Hebrews 13:16)! Pray Rony, Pedro, Vinicio & Timothy study God’s word together & believe in Him.

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