May 8 – 14: Happy Mother’s Day!

May 8 – 14: Happy Mother’s Day!

“I gain understanding from Your precepts; therefore I hate every false way.” Psalm 119:104

Happy Mother’s Day! Sunday, 8th: An inmate’s letter: “[Me gustaría recibir] I would like to receive spiritual material to help me grow and help me walk in the path of the Lord. May the Lord bless you now, tomorrow and always! Muchas gracias! Erick C…” (First studies mailed on 5-3-22) Praise God – “Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4)! Pray Erick receives his studies, completes the worksheets, returns them to us and shares Cristo boldly.

Monday, 9th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On May 4, at 11:57 AM, new student hopeful Jonathan F… e-mailed: “I hope to learn more of the Bible… and be able to apply His truths to my life.” (His first study booklet was mailed on 5-5-22.) Praise God – “Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will do it.” (Psalm 37:5)! Pray Jonathan diligently studies the lessons, prayerfully applies God’s truth and intently lives out God’s message.

Tuesday, 10th: Inmate student Isaías B…’s envelope was post marked on 26 April 2022: “[Sí, el Señor Jesús] Yes, the Lord Jesus has already come to live in my life. I came to know Cristo through the Bible. I read it alone for seven months in jail. Then I asked a person how to receive Jesús as my Salvador. He explained how to accept Him in my heart, and I did it. (He could be a 38-year-old evangelist / teacher on the inside.) Praise God – “But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12)! Pray Isaías studies God’s word with others and shares the gospel boldly.

Wednesday, 11th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On May 4, at 8:35 PM, new student hopeful Katie R… e-mailed: “I want to learn how to live His word in the fullest way possible, to understand, to love.” (Her first study booklet was mailed on 5-5-22.) Praise God – “Then Jesus said to all of them, “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.“ (Luke 9:23)! Pray Katie hears & obeys Christ’s teaching.

Thursday, 12th: A 32-year-old inmate’s letter dated 04-27-22: “Brother Evans, can you please say a prayer for me and my family and my fiancé? I will be released and go home on June 7th, after 12 years behind bars. This time will be different because I have God by my side all the time. I love these Bible studies because they help my mind and heart to know how precious God is and how much He loves us. Also, thank you for the stamped envelope you have been sending me to help me return my study sheets. Sincerely, Joshua V…” (He began studying, 4/10/14, as a 2-week-old in Christ; he’s bi-lingual and has completed all Spanish and English courses; he’s currently re-studying the Spanish ones; he has signed up 19 others to study.) Praise God – “I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.” (Psalm 104:33)! Pray Joshua finds a Bible-teaching church upon release and a godly mentor as well.

Friday, 13th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On May 4, at 11:24 PM, new student hopeful Tia W… e-mailed: “I am wanting to know more about God and His word. I have done a lot of stuff in my life and I would love to have more of Him back in me.” (Her first study booklet was mailed on 5-5-22. She also signed up Debrah T… and Rick C… for studies at her address.) Praise God – “Let us hold resolutely to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23)! Pray Tia, Debrah & Rick repent of sin, believe in the gospel and find a Bible-teaching church.

Saturday, 14th: A 52-year-old inmate’s letter dated 04-27-22: “Thank you for allowing me to take your Bible study program and for taking the time to go over my studies. As I do each lesson, I sense God’s presence and His word being instilled in my heart and soul. Thank you and may God bless you in abundance for sharing His word!!! James P…” (On 7/26/20, he began to study, as a 21-month-old in Christ; doing the 7th course now.) Praise God – “The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” (Psalm 92:12)! Pray James challenges fellow inmates to signup for studies; pray he shares Christ’s message of hope.

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