“I am a volunteer chaplain at Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, MS. Thanks so much for sending me the Datebooks. I received them and passed out about 100 already to the inmates. One inmate was jumping for joy while receiving one because he had been on lockdown for over six months. Therefore, he could not buy stamps to request a Datebook directly from you. Thank you WMP and thank You, Jesus! I would like to request additional booklets to be handed out to the inmates. There are twelve buildings in Unit 29, with an average of 150 inmates per building. The inmates always request additional reading materials from me. Hence this request."
-Amala D., U.S.A.
“I am a 19 year-old youthful offender currently incarcerated for armed robbery at Lake City Correctional Facility. First off, I really want to thank all of you for what you are doing, including reading this handwritten letter at this very moment. It means a lot, seriously. I had a cell mate who had your Datebook and he let me borrow it whenever I asked. It’s crazy how accurate and helpful it was to me. It seemed like it was almost written for me, individually, for my specific troubles, on a daily basis. It really helped me see how God works. I have a small pocket Bible and read it over and over as much as I can, every day. I saw in your Datebook that we could order study booklets! That’s amazing, that you all provide this to people who are mostly looked down upon. Thank you! If you can, and if God wills, it would be amazing to be blessed with some study literature, especially the one on John, for I’m trying to get more in touch with my spiritual side. Thank you so much, and peace be multiplied to you!” -William A., U.S.A.
“Thank you for sending me this Datebook. I read it every day. It gives me peace. I’m new to all this religious stuff and my whole life I’ve been a non-believer. But these past six months, things with my wife and I have been rough, not between each other but things and people trying to tear us apart and she’s always so positive and happy. It used to get me mad because she would always tell me to pray and have faith and I wouldn’t. But these past three months, I’ve been reading this Datebook every day and praying with an open mind. And I have to admit things really have been improving and working out for us. So, safe to say, my faith has been growing. Thank you for this booklet.” -Tommy P., Texas, U.S.A.
“For over thirteen years I have treasured these little Datebooks! I misplaced 2005-2007, or lost them, but I have 2008-2017. I write a prayer every morning on each day. I have gone back and read them and saw how God had answered by prayers and how quickly. I even went to our church and witnessed and showed the entire church how I had prayed on one day and how God had answered my prayers in two or three days. When people saw this little book in my hands, they would say, ‘Richard must have something to witness about! He brought his little prayer book!’ I just wanted to share how this little Datebook has influenced so many people over the years at this unit. I have all the issues, kept safely in my locker that not only have God’s Word in them, but hundreds of answered prayers. When I get out, I will take them to my home church and share or witness about them to our own congregation. Thanks for the blessings! I cherish every one. God bless you.” Richard M., Texas
"I had seen other inmates with the Scripture-text Datebook and rebelled [against] it as religious psycho-babble propaganda. I was made to go to church as a youth, by parents who were non-attenders themselves. I had become disheartened with church and spent all of these years (42), feeling I could handle everything life threw at me. In January of this year, I was given a Datebook by my cellmate. Instead of rejecting it, and him interpreting it as my rejecting his kindness, I put on a show of reading it. I eventually used it to write down daily plans and deeds. I then started reading the daily Scriptures, and His light opened my eyes. My heart felt a great burden lifted as I opened it and my brain to His righteousness. I cannot do this time or my life alone. I need Him!" ~Geoffrey F.
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