January 20 – 26

January 20 – 26

So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still in the distance, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. Luke 15:20

Sunday, 20th: “Hello, my name is Joshua A… and I am currently enrolled in your Bible Studies By Mail course and I enjoy it. I have served 6 ½ years on a 9-year sentence, which I am okay with, since God chose this sentence to open my eyes up and bring me back to Him. I not only desire to increase my knowledge of God and my understanding of scriptures, but to help my efforts to spread the Gospel and help bring people to Christ.” (age 38)

          Praise God – “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes,”(Romans 1:16a)! Pray Joshua lives out the gospel message in his behavior and his speech.

Monday, 21st: “Enclosed are my final two answer sheets for the BASIC BIBLE TRUTHS course. I would like to enroll in one of the following… Thank you in advance. Because of the cross, Robert H… (He began studying February 27, 2017. He’s completed 169 lessons of 13 courses. He’s got 4 courses with 60 lessons to go.)

          Praise God – “For the gospel reveals the righteousness of God that comes by faith from start to finish,…“The righteous will live by faith.””(Romans 1:17)! Pray Robert shares Christ & challenges fellow inmates to study.

Tuesday, 22nd: “My sister-in-law was doing your studies. Because of my age, I have discontinued driving and most of the Bible studies are in the evenings. I would like to try your studies by mail to see if I like them. Thank you for the opportunity to try them. Helen D… …Billings, Montana”

          Praise God – “A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in His holy habitation.”(Psalm 68:5)! Pray Helen receives her first lessons and does them with her Bible in hand. Pray she’s blessed.

Wednesday, 23rd: “My beautiful wife Melissa R… requested these Bible studies for me on your website. I thanked my wife for doing that because through these lessons I’m learning more about God. I am also finding joy and peace. Waiting for my next lessons. Thanks! Sincerely, Peter R…

          Praise God – “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him,”(Romans 15:13a)! Pray Peter finds another Christian inmate to study with, so they have positive times talking & praying.

Thursday, 24th: “Mr. Darryl Evans, I want to thank you for the blessing to participate in these Bible studies through the mail. You are a beacon of light in a dark place for us inmates. I have a newly saved brother in Christ here with me, who would also benefit from these studies. His name is Travis A… #_____. If you could send him MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST 1, he would be very appreciative for it. I would also like to study UNDERSTANDING TRUE LOVE next. Your brother in Christ, James H…

            Praise God – “This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, proving yourselves to be My disciples.”(John 15:8)! Pray James continues to be a beacon of light to other inmates in his dark prison.

Friday, 25th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD?  Hopeful new student Lorenzo S… wrote: “I haven’t read the Bible in a while; would like to start all over again.” (he requested studies for his wife Gloria too)

            Praise God – “Heed instruction and be wise, And do not neglect it.”(Proverbs 8:33)! Pray Lorenzo & Gloria do their lessons with Bible in hand. Pray they find a Bible-teaching church and join the fellowship.

Saturday, 26th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD?  Hopeful new student Elizabeth M… wrote: “I hope to find my inner peace and acceptance.”

          Praise God – “But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”(Romans 5:8)! Pray Elizabeth studies her first two lessons in quietness and then does what God asks of her.

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