August 1 – 7

August 1 – 7

“And in Him, having heard and believed the word of truth—the gospel of your salvation—you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the pledge of our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession, to the praise of His glory.” Ephesians 1:13-14

Sunday, 1st: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student inmate Juan L… (age 47) wrote: [El Hijo de Dios] The Son of God loved us so much that He became a man to die for our sins. Yes, right now, 7/23/21” (First Spanish lessons mailed 6/28/21) Praise God – “He was delivered over to death for our trespasses and was raised to life for our justification.” (Romans 4:25)! Pray Juan meets with other inmates, in the jail pod, who study the Bible also.

Monday, 2nd: “7/19/2021 [Hola!] Hi! Here in jail nothing is easy. Every day they give us one hour outside the cell. When we are let out, three of us study the word of God and pray for everyone. I can’t be around other prisoners because I was a member of the Azteca gang. Thank you, brothers, for having me in your prayers. Your brother, Jesús J…” (He began studying, on June 30, 2021, as a 3-month-old in the Lord.) Praise God – “All the believers were together and had everything in common.” (Acts 2:44)! Pray Jesús writes letters to share the Gospel message with his family, in nearby ___ ___, México.

Tuesday, 3rd: “Monday, July 19, 2021. The lawyer I had was really great and after all was said and done, we won 15 months off my sentence. The good news is I still have one more appeal and if we win that one, I could get ten years taken off. I am trusting in God though and letting Him work through my lawyer. Jason R…” Praise God – “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge. Selah” (Psalms 62:8)! Pray Jason stands firm on the Bible’s teaching and shares God’s truth lovingly and boldly.

Wednesday, 4th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student Jenn Y… (age 42) wrote: “God loves me so much He came down to earth to die for my sins. Yes, today, 7-17-21” (First English lessons mailed 7/7/21) Praise God – “But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)! Pray Jenn rereads her completed studies and continues doing the new studies she receives.

Thursday, 5th: “Dear Bible study friends, Could I please ask for prayers for my daughter Robin? She is going through a very rough divorce with two small children. Thank you, Bobbie N…” Praise God – “I know that the LORD upholds justice for the poor and defends the cause of the needy.” (Psalm 140:12)! Pray Bobbie shares God’s promises; pray Robin trusts in the Lord and surrenders all to Him.

Friday, 6th: “Thank you for your patience in my response to the Bible studies. I have been out of ____ prison on a writ to another county for child custody battle. I ask you to please pray for the safety of my children Thomas age 11 and Gene age 5. Thank you, Ashley L… P.S. My next response might be delayed again, as I have to wait until next month to buy stamps for envelopes.” (She will now receive a stamped self-addressed envelope with each new mailing of studies.) Praise God – “Oh, that my ways were committed to keeping Your statutes!” (Psalm 119:5)! Pray Ashley sees the Lord as her only hope in regards to her family and future career; pray she hungers for God’s word.

Saturday, 7th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN? New student inmate Eladia J… (age 35) wrote: The Lord Jesus Christ came to this world to be our Savior. [Desde ahora] From now on 7-22-21.” (First Spanish lessons mailed 7/13/21) Praise God – “Today in the city of David a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord!” (Luke 2:11)! Pray Eladia does her studies with the 4 fellow inmates she signed up, on 7/26/21, to receive studies.

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