"Hello. My name is Brandon. I am 25 years old and I am currently in prison in Florida. I am writing this letter for two reasons. The first reason is that I want to tell you that today March 4, 2020, God answered one of my prayers. I have been asking Him to provide me with a way to read His word and while I was laying in my bunk, a volunteer minister came by my cell, prayed for me, and gave me one of your datebooks.
For the past couple of weeks, I have been locked in a cell by myself without a Bible. It may seem strange to you that I am having trouble getting a Bible but let me tell you, I am not in a very nice place.
The second reason I am writing to you is that I would like to request any kind of spiritual and or religious reading material you can provide. I have always been a Christian but some drastic events in my life recently have caused me to try to become close to God. I am amazed at the things He is currently doing for me.
In this datebook, I see there are multiple study booklets and Scripture booklets. If you could send me any of these, I would be eternally grateful! Thank you so much for this datebook and anything else you can send. Again, I want you to know that getting the datebook was an answer to prayer. It may seem like a small thing but it was huge to me!"
"We honestly would not support this WMP program if it weren’t so effective in winning souls. WMP literature has played a bigger role in our ministry this year—2020—than ever before. People are looking for answers. No matter if we are out beating the streets giving out food through our feeding programs or counseling prisoners, the Bible literature is invaluable. We include a How to know God booklet with every item we donate. Even during these times of shut-down, we are still harvesting 20-50 decisions for Christ consistently each and every week."
Marshal A., originally from Nigeria, found himself in prison in Thailand, serving a lengthy sentence for drug-related offenses. A friend from the U.S. sent him some Scripture booklets from World Missionary Press which touched his heart.
From his prison cell in Thailand, Marshal wrote, “Reading your booklets gives me hope and encouragement. I have also been making use of the Bible Reading Plan.” He expressed how grateful he would be to receive anything that could be of help to him and how glad he would be to also share booklets with his fellow inmates. “May God continue to empower World Missionary Press and help you to go further in reaching people who are perishing in sin. Thanks so much for all your efforts in my life and others through your booklets.”
When Marshal’s letter was received at the WMP offices in the USA, it was then sent to WMP’s national coordinator in Thailand for handling. They gladly sent booklets to the prison for Marshal to study and share.
What a demonstration of God’s mercy and grace—to get His message of salvation and hope to a needy soul! God saw Marshal in that prison and moved a friend to send him Scripture booklets from half-way around the world. The Word of God found fertile soil in his heart. His request for more of God’s Word traveled back to the USA and then back to Thailand, where booklets were available and could be sent to his location. Knowing that God has a plan for someone to read and receive His Word in each small booklet spurs us on to prepare the Scripture booklets for all who request them.
"I was in my doctor’s office recently and as I was waiting, I started looking for something to read. On the table in front of me were a number of full-size magazines, but what stuck out to me was this little booklet called The Way to God!
I was able to sit there and read the whole booklet, and I never heard or told the story nearly as well and complete as that little booklet tells the story! Then I thought, 'MAN, I would love to have some of these to share!' That’s when I read on the back that I could order a few from you!
I would like to order 50 booklets, or if that’s too many, whatever you can send will be just fine. I would like them in English, please.
I am a youth and adult Sunday School teacher, and I have a new, small nursing-home ministry. I would love to be able to share this beautiful little book with others.”
—Harold L., Ohio
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