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.)

Bearing Precious Seed should be completing our most recent Bible order anytime. We are thankful to report that the Bible covers will now be laminated. This increases the cost per Bible slightly, but we believe the benefit is well worth it. In the past, there have been several Bibles that we were not able to send out due to an issue with the ink coming off various parts of the cover. The internal contents are still perfect, but we desire to honor officers with a cover that looks as good as possible. Please pray for this shipment to arrive in a timely manner and undamaged. When a person takes the time to consider how many times each Bible is handled and the tussles it takes in shipping before it reaches the hand of an officer, it’s quite amazing. We definitely do not take it for granted.

The reception of this ministry among officers continues to remain outstanding. Recently, the Lord has allowed connections with more Federal Bureau of Prison officers who are able to get the Word into those on their crew. Due to the nature of operations, penetrating the wall at the federal level is sometimes more challenging—however, the Lord has His servants everywhere! It is wondrous to watch as He makes a way.
This month we learned that Warden Cain retired from Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola). Naturally, the new warden of the facility cancelled all visitors for the month of January. Our request to visit was resubmitted by the Chaplain for February, but we have not yet been notified of approval. At this point, even if approval came for this month, our work schedules would not be able to be adjusted to make the trip. It is still our desire to deliver Bibles to officers there. Please pray with us that the door of opportunity will reopen.

This month we learned that Warden Cain retired from Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola). Naturally, the new warden of the facility cancelled all visitors for the month of January. Our request to visit was resubmitted by the Chaplain for February, but we have not yet been notified of approval. At this point, even if approval came for this month, our work schedules would not be able to be adjusted to make the trip. It is still our desire to deliver Bibles to officers there. Please pray with us that the door of opportunity will reopen.

It’s only February, but we wonder if you might begin to consider what you could do for the corrections officers in your area for Corrections Officer Week. It is the first full week of May. We would be glad to assist in any way.

Sincerely for Corrections Officers,
Marvin and Jacqueline Jackson

This post was written by
Founder of Heirs of Restraint Ministries & Missouri Correctional Officer

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