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.


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