THE BIBLE TELLS US SO
We are told in God’s word of the things that will happen
before HE returns. I’m writing this on 9/11, a date when so many
were killed by planes crashing. Wars and Rumors of Wars. I am
also writing this following two record storms which did massive
damage in several states, almost total destruction in several
small countries. Sickness, storms, wars and rumors of wars are all
predicted in God’s word. Also written is, “Every knee shall bow.”
While eating out I listened to someone say, “ I’d rather be watching a
football game than these storms.” Destruction and death, but
football is more important. We as Christians need to pray that this
world prepares for Jesus’ return and the trumpet sounding.
I AM AN INMATE
I’m in prison for committing a crime or for not having an
attorney. So many different people are in prison for so many
different reasons. The Bible say, “I was in prison and you visited me
not.” Most have no idea what prison is like or the conditions there.
Going into prison is not easy but we found a way. Yvonne and I
have physically been in prisons in seven states. We have been
unpaid, full time chaplains in five states and have gone through
massive training. We also have done training of many Christian
The inmate writes us for an
application. We send one. Some
letters are so good that we send
the letter and let you send the
application. You write the inmate
through us or via e-mail. We
send your letter to inmate via
regular mail. They respond. If
you e-mailed your letter, we
scan the inmate letter and e-mail
to you. So safe that your
location is never known. If any
of you have problems let us
know and we will print them.
WE NEED $5.00 a month
Reprinted from our
October, 2013 newsletter.
Yvonne liked to say, “If they
do the crime they should do the
time.” That was her attitude, and
she did not go into the prison
with me, until one rainy day
when I finally talked her into
going. One inmate was a black
preacher, and he led the song
service while Yvonne played the
piano. We had a big crowd and
God blessed our service. It was
raining hard when we left.
Getting into our car I turned on
the headlights, and there in the
rain stood all the inmates
waving good-bye. Yvonne joined
me daily in prison after that.
Prison ministry is folks going into prison and teaching a Bible
class, maybe preaching or holding a song service. You are escorted
in and out and are not allowed any one-to-one time with inmates.
Prison ministry is so badly needed but usually you have very little
MINISTRY IN PRISON
Ministry in prison is
different than prison ministry.
Here you go through much
training. You also have the
ability to have one-to-one time
with the inmates. Yvonne and
I have been through massive
training and have staff status
in the prison we work in
physically. The following is
what we are going to do. We want to get the names of all the
different groups going into prisons. We want to have them give us
the name, address and number of all inmates in their groups. Then
we would enroll those in our Pen Friend program.
Also we would like to start a Two Care program where
Christians are cleared to go into prison for one-to-one visitation.
This is done in a guarded visiting room or through the glass over
We can also see the Dress Out program started again, where
in California we provided over 100,000 inmates with nice, used
clothes to wear when released. Can this really be done? Yes - if the
churches get involved. A dozen times a month we hear from some
of you that your pastor will not. Or we keep asking members and
they are not interested.
Inmates are classed from level one to level 6. Twenty percent
will never change. Thirty percent are initialized and might get a
chance. The rest are ready for anything that will help them. Some
think they can ask for a Pen Friend and get a mate for life, or a bank
account. We prevent this. Being safe and totally risk free, the Pen
Friend Program works. We ask those writing through the Pen Friend
Program to send us their stories, to share the experience they have
had, good or bad.