Sept 30 – Oct 6

Sept 30 – Oct 6

“I will give You thanks, for You have answered me, and You have become my salvation.” Psalm 118:21

Sunday, 30th: Kelli B… requested Bible studies for her best friend’s daughter Samantha B…, who is an inmate. Kelli shared: “She is in prison for some bad things she was involved with while doing drugs. I have been clean for 18 months now. I was addicted to pain pills and heroin. I am proof that with God you can overcome ANYTHING! I will do anything to get Samantha back.”

          Praise God – “Remember those in prison as if you were bound with them, and those who are mistreated as if you were suffering with them.”(Heb. 13:3)! Pray Samantha surrenders herself to Christ and obeys His word.

Monday, 1st: Paula L… enrolled her inmate husband Wesley (age 39) for Bible studies one month after he surrendered his life to the Lord, in October 2017. Wesley has been studying for 10 months and recently sent in his study worksheets with this note: “Lee L…  D.O.C.#___ …Colorado. He is a new believer, please send him your studies.”

          Praise God – “And let us consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds.”(Hebrews 10:24)! Pray Wesley and Lee study together and pray about life and jailhouse matters. Pray more inmates study.

Tuesday, 2nd: Inmate James S… (age 57) returned his latest study worksheets and shared one of his best joys: “We have the hands, feet and lips to give God’s message to others. I have learned that one of the best joys is leading other people to Christ.”

          Praise God – “I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings”(1 Corinthians 9:23)! Pray James keeps sharing the gospel with inmates and guards, showing them how to sign up.

Wednesday, 3rd: Russ D… (age 57), Duane P… (age 38) and Gracie B… (age 6) were mailed their first Bible studies a month ago. When asked [HAVE YOU TAKEN THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?] each one wrote:  Russ-“Yes, I have. September 1, 2018. Other inmates here who saw me working on this study would really like to receive studies from you as well. Please send to my girlfriend too. She is Jolie Butler …Tennessee.”  Duane-“Yes. September 5, 2018. I would be forever grateful for any other literature you could send.”  Gracie-“Yes. Today.”

          Praise God – “So the word of the Lord powerfully continued to spread and prevail.”(Acts 19:20)! Pray Russ, Duane and Gracie do their next Bible lessons, find a Christian friend and share their faith with them.

Thursday, 4th: Delene H… requested Bible studies by mail at 11:55 AM on 9/26/18. When asked [WHAT DO YOU WANT TO LEARN FROM GOD STUDYING THE BIBLE?] she wrote: “I’m a beginner. I don’t know much. I’m hoping to learn and grow.”

            Praise God – “Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander.”(1 Peter 2:1)! Pray Delene repents and believes Christ’s teaching when He touches her heart and shows her what to do.

Friday, 5th: Corey J… (age 46) is grateful: “I want to thank you so very much for taking the time to help me in my walk with Christ and with these studies. May God bless you and your family.”

            Praise God – “Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.”(John 15:15b)! Pray Corey shares God’s message of hope with others in his family, workplace and neighborhood.

Saturday, 6th: Norma I… (age 32) is an inmate in our local jail. She was sent the first Bible studies on 7/16/18. Over 2 months passed before we got her first study worksheets back. When asked WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  she wrote: “Jesus is the one and only Savior, the Son of God, Immanuel – God with us. Admitting I’ve sinned. Yes. September 13, 2018 and every blessed day to come.”

          Praise God – “And this righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.”(Romans 3:22a)! Pray Norma studies her Bible and lessons diligently, taking God’s truth to heart and obeying it.

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