WELL LORD, WHAT NOW?
After my second heart
surgery and still being in good
shape, I have some decisions to
make. This ministry has been
blessed and is growing. Should
we find a buyer or a partnership?
We will - as usual – let
My doctor sees no reason
why at 85 that I should not play
golf again! Never give up. I will
admit, and I am sure you all
have seen, that I have made a
few mistakes. Some errors are
just careless, but now Yvonne
and Ronna will do most of the
writing. I would ask friends and
Faith Partners to dig a little
deeper. These last two months
have had a lot going on.
Put two together, add God and get Someone Cares. Don
and Yvonne are as opposite as you can ever get. I was an
atheist and she a preacher’s daughter. A statement, “Don’t
give up, give in,” led to a great ministry started on the cross by
Jesus. Slowly each of you joined. and we grew. It seems
like yesterday but it was forty years ago. We have well over
300,000 inmates who have completed Bible studies. That is
“Thanks” mainly to Voice of Prophecy. One of our early
volunteers is now a Conference President. We have boxes of
Poems and stories which we will get printed - great stuff. Because
of each of you someone really does care. Amem!
Someonecares.org is our web page. If you go there you
can click on the radio icon and listen to radio shows we have
just done over the years. Also in red is an application. Print it out
and you can see what the inmates fill out. We are a Christian
Pen Friend Program not a pen pal organization. Please
share this with your address book, your church and friends.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Forty years ago this all started and has never stopped. We
have grown and kept growing. Funding was much easier when I
preached in churches two or three times a month and we received a
love offering. I pray one day soon a big donor will jump on board as
this has happened once before. But we have also been proud of the
We have totally worn out four donated cars. Our home is
paid for and we have no ministry or personal debt. Amen! We were
looking through our records and were very pound to see people of
all faiths. We do not believe in the doctrine of some and some don’t
believe on ours. But all faiths will be in heaven and we pray that will
BE A PART OF THE
PEN FRIEND PROGRAM
With prisons overcrowded and getting fuller, rehabilitation is
not easy. States do not care. For them it is big business. Most in
prison loose contact with outside, often with family. There are no
schools or jobs, just dead time. When a caring person writes a light
starts to glow. This is the importance of Pen Friend over Pen Pal.
In future issues of our newsletter Ronna and Yvonne are
going to share some thoughts and ideas.
Dear Pen Friends:
You must use both your
first and last name. We have
thousand letters each week
to process so you must
have first and last names.
This is a ministry so we
must be honest about
All of you are doing a
great ministry by writing to
someone in prison. You are
letting a little sunshine into a
dark cell. Praise God! We
want to encourage you to
keep up the good work. We
do need more help so as
funds increase we will be
able to get more help.
May God Bless each of
you! We need your support
BECAUSE OF LOTS OF FOLKS
Because of the lots of folks involved with Someone Cares I
got a Pen Friend. I had tried and tried but never got an answer.
Finally, I got a Pen Friend and a Bible study. Three of my friends
also joined. Amen! I’m in prison for doing something stupid. I
could not afford an attorney. Thank God for Someone Cares. There
is no such thing as rehabilitation, just regeneration.
ADDDRESSED TO US
PUT YOUR REAL
NAME AND YOUR PEN
NAME. WE WOULD
ALSO LIKE YOUR