April 2016 Newsletter

April 2, 2016

Dear Supporting Friends,

609 Bibles went out over the last month, with the call from Maine coming in loud and clear! 577 Bibles, tracts, and Scripture cards have been sent to be distributed to officers in 5different facilities in Maine by the hands of some faithful servants of the Lord. We are thrilled by how the Lord clearly guides and provides with His Read More »

March 2016 Newsletter

March 5, 2016

Dear Supporting Friends,

Would it thrill you to know you had a part in getting a copy of God’s Word in the hands of 724 Correctional Officers during the month of February? Thank you for your faithful support! This could not happen without you. The new shipment of 2,000 Bibles arrived last week. They are beautiful! We are pleased with the lamination of the covers. This is sure to solve some issues we have had in the past. It only adds 0.20 to the cost of each Bible—an investment well worth it! None of the boxes were damaged during shipping. Thank you for praying for this matter. We are already on the list for the next scheduled printing of whole Bibles. Read More »

February Newsletter

Dear Supporting Friends,

Thank you for your interest in ministering to corrections officers! We appreciate your faithful support. Every corrections officer is important, and it is our desire to see each of them honored by receiving the Bible for corrections officers. January 2016 ended with a total of 239 Bibles being sent out for corrections officers in 20 different states! (We would love to tell you now how many Bibles have been sent out during the first 9 days of February, but it’ll have to wait until our next report.) Read More »

January Newsletter

Dear Supporting Friends,

384 Bibles were sent out to corrections officers in December 2015, for a total of 3,252 for the year! The Bibles have now been sent to officers in institutions in ALL 50 states and 6 foreign countries. Shortly, more of the Gospel tracts, “Word from a Corrections Officer” (that contains Marvin’s testimony as an officer) will be ordered. When we order, that means 20,000 of the tracts will have been distributed to corrections officers—only God knows the impact! Read More »

Dry Bones

Recently my daily Bible study was in Ezekiel 37:1-10, “The hand of  the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, and caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and lo, they were very dry.  And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live?  And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.  Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these drybones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.  Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:  and I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD…So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.” Read More »

God Hears Intelligently

Psalm 6:8 “Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.”

Noah Webster 1828 Dictionary Definitions:

  • Heard:  Comes from a word that means “ To hear intelligently”.
  • Intelligently:  Endowed with the faculty of understanding or reason.
  • Voice:  To call aloud; voice aloud; sound aloud; bleating.
  • Bleating: Crying as a sheep.
  • Weeping: Dripping; overflowing; continual weeping.

About everybody that gets caught cries. Tears can be used to deceive and control a situation.   As we manage master manipulators and habitual liars, the importance of hearing the voice of weeping intelligently remains obvious.  If we do not, we could be moved to make all sorts of poor decisions with dire ramifications. Read More »

Internal Stillness

I believe Psalm 46 is key Scripture for us in corrections. Verse 10 reminds us to “Be still, and know that I am God…” The three key words in this verse are, “still”, “know”, and “exalted”. Still has the thought of “let alone” or “leave it alone”. Know has the thought of “I’ve seen what He can do, will do, has done” I’ve experienced what He can do, will do, has done in me and others.” Exalted is “raised up”. Read More »

Sucker Punched

Every time I watch footage of assaults on officers, I am stirred emotionally. When I see the strike, the officer down and injured, the adrenaline starts pumping. As I was reading Proverbs 3:25-26: “Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.” I was immediately reminded of some recent footage I reviewed of an assault on an officer. Read More »