November 4 – 10

November 4 – 10

36 When He saw the crowds, He had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”” Matthew 9

Sunday, 4th: “I would like to thank you all at Bible Studies By Mail because when I get my study material it takes me away from this prison for a while. I would like to ask you to pray for a few things – forgiveness, faith, a short sentence, my pastor, my family and my daughter. In 22 months, I’ve lost my job, my wife, my house and my car. I pleaded guilty to my crimes and I begged for forgiveness from my friends, family and Christ. My stepmom of 35 years disowned me too as well as my 34-year-old brother. I have lost so much that sometimes it is hard to stay on the path of the Lord. Thank you all for everything. Please pray for me and everyone else in here. Thank you, James S… (age 36)

          Praise God – “Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.”(Psalm 73:25)! Pray James memorizes key verses used in his study booklets. Pray for him as he asks us to.

Monday, 5th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD?  Hopeful new student Tamika C… wrote this on October 24th at 9:10 AM: “I want to learn about God and the way to live life the way God intended for me to live in order to make it into heaven.”

          Praise God“Truly I tell you,” He said, “unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”(Matt. 18:3)! Pray Tamika studies and repents, believing in the gospel.

Tuesday, 6th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD?  Hopeful new student April M… wrote this on October 29th at 3:22 PM: “I want to become a Christian and live a better life.”

          Praise God – “And this righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.”(Rom. 3:22a)! Pray April completes her first two lessons and follows the Holy Spirit’s prompting without delay.

Wednesday, 7th: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE YOU LEARNED IN THIS LESSON? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Verna M… (age 39) wrote: “Jesus is the only way to God. My good works cannot save me. Yes. Now 10/23/18”

          Praise God – “So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.” (Rom. 10:17)! Pray Verna studies her next 4 lessons and returns their worksheets.

Thursday, 8th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD?  Hopeful new student Will P… wrote this on October 29th at 8:58 AM: “I want to use the studies to help young adults at a church I attend.”

            Praise God – “Let no one despise your youth, but be a pattern for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”(1 Tim. 4:12)! Pray Will humbly requests permission to teach them and so gains their favor.

Friday, 9th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD?  Hopeful new student Patricia H… wrote this on October 24th at 12:56 PM: “I want to learn more about His way and what all He has done for me and make sure I’m doing His will.”

            Praise GodBut I do have something against you! And it is this: You don’t have as much love as you used to.(Rev. 2:4)! Pray Patricia studies all 20 lessons of MY NEW LIFE IN CHRIST 1 with Bible in hand.

Saturday, 10th: Friends, family members and spouses enroll inmates for Bible studies by mail. After preregistering inmate Kasey W…, a family member wrote: “I am Kasey’s Dad and I would also like to receive/participate in this study. My name and address are … Kevin W…  Oregon.”

          Praise God – “Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”(Heb. 12:3)! Pray Kasey and Kevin grow strong in faith and leave Jesus’ footprints all over jail.

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