Bible Correspondence

We operate a free Bible Correspondence School for inmates, ex-offenders and their families. When inmates fill out a response card at one of our games, we send a package of information to them including the opportunity to enroll in this program. Students complete Bible studies and then mail them to us for grading and review. We currently have 800 English and Spanish-speaking inmate students enrolled.

“I will count it as one of God’s bigger blessings in my spiritual growth to be affiliated to your ministry through your Bible studies. Jesus is the only reason I have been able to survive these last twelve years of incarceration in man’s prison. I’m not perfect except Christ in me. Thank God for ministries such as yours that help inmates such as myself to stay focused on His word.”

~ Michael R., Union CI, Raiford, FL


Pen Pal Program

Many of the men and women behind bars are lonely and long to correspond with someone on the outside. Our Pen Pal Program serves as a safe outlet for volunteers to correspond with inmates. Our Pen Pal Program provides an opportunity for people “on the outside” to encourage and show Christ’s love and forgiveness to prisoners.


Birthday Card Ministries

It may seem simple, but one of our most effective ministries is sending birthday cards to inmates. Each of the 25,000 inmates on our mailing list receives a hand-signed birthday card on his or her birthday. Each card sent also includes a newsletter designed specifically for inmates. This outreach to the incarcerated is one way to remind them that they are loved and thought about even though they seem separated from the “outside” world.

“I recently received my birthday card from your organization. I must admit however, that I was taken back and surprised that you all remembered and cared enough to send me one. I must also admit that I was overjoyed because of it. Moreover, the newsletter enclosed in the card helped me and gave me timely encouragement over a situation I was going through.”~ Omar B., South Woods SP, Bridgeton, NJ
“This is just a note to say thank you for the birthday card. The card has special meaning because I was not expecting anyone to wish me a happy birthday. I’ve been locked up for a long time and have since stopped receiving mail.”~ Terell M., Kinross CF, Kincheloe, MI
“By the grace of God I am able to correspond to you and give praise and thanks for your organization. I have consistently received a birthday card for about 13 years. You may not be aware of how much it can mean to receive that one card, even if it’s from someone you don’t know. Thank you for being there all these years.”~ Gilbert W., SCI Dallas, Dallas, PA
Announcements

We’re Still Working!

I have a hard time defining what we do as “work”.  Yes, we are laboring and completing tasks, but when it is a passion and a calling the word “work” seems inadequate.

Let’s say instead that our entire staff is still hard at the process of preparing for the 2020 summer season.  Following the Lord’s leading, we have been very proactive in staying in touch with prisons, rescheduling events before they become a problem, and monitoring our finances closely.

We have rescheduled the opening of our 2020 softball season for June 6, five weeks later than previously planned, but all the prisons appreciated that we contacted them – they are anxious to have us back and we now have committed dates into October, providing the restrictions and precautions allow it.

Our teams are equally excited about getting back to the mission of introducing inmates to Jesus and we have been actively preparing for softball crusade season to resume in July (remember we conducted one in March before things fell apart).  We have three teams slated for July crusades and they are all completely booked with prisons chomping at the bit to get back to some sense of normalcy!

My request is that you continue to pray for the Saints Prison Ministry’s leadership; we are laser-focused on what God has for us, and we have seen validation in the last couple months that we appear to be walking the path that the Lord is leading.  Pray that we continue to see His hand in our decisions, as well as praying for those inmates we will [eventually] be called to love……face-to-six-feet-away-face!

Serving Him gladly,

 

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