These are just a few of the letters that we have received from men and women behind bars:
“I had reached a time in my life where I was very depressed and in the throes of alcoholism and drug addiction. I was suicidal and the police were dispatched to my home. Unfortunately, I charged them with a gun and was shot down by the officers. I spent a long time chained to the bed in the ICU. Eventually, though, I found myself alone in a concrete cell in the jail hospital. I had no possessions... no books or even a toothbrush, and I was without God in my heart. The jail chaplain brought me a Bible and D.L. Moody’s ‘The Overcoming Life.’ These I read carefully and I gave my heart to Jesus in that jail cell right there in the St. Louis County Jail’s infirmary. I have experienced a profound healing in my gunshot arm as well as have been given a second chance by the judge. So long as I stay with God, I will stay clean and sober and if I stay clean and sober... well, I don’t have to worry about going back to prison. Thank you for reaching out to inmates, those in jail are in tremendous spiritual agony and really need organizations such as yours.”
Former Inmate, Christopher
“…Your wonderful ministry helps so many prisoners. It’s so beautiful to see my fellow sisters rejoice with tears in their eyes when they receive a beautiful Bible. You all don’t know the wonderful job you all do. Please continue to do this because I know that God is smiling up in heaven. He’s the God of widows, orphans, and prisoners. He loves us all and He smiles because you all bring peace behind these walls, and you know what the Lord says about peacemakers.”
Inmate Valerie, Dayton, TX
“I love learning about the Lord and the way He wants us to live. The book helped me to see more clearly… I’m doing time in jail and I’ve turned my life over to Christ and I’m wanting to learn all I can about Jesus and the plan He has for my life.
Love, Inmate Paul, Nashville, TN