"Thank you so graciously for always sending your Datebook. Every year in the front of the book, I always write down prayers for the coming year. My old issues are like time capsules. I go back, see where I was then, and remember certain dates, etc. I always read the verses for each day. May I ask to receive a couple of your booklets? (HFA, POG, PSA, ACH). I like to read them, maybe do some studies in them, and remember especially Alive in Christ so I can freshen up on speaking to both believers and non-believers. Thank you very much for your dedicated service to evangelize the lost and help those in prison and beyond to know the love of God for them."
-David, Texas, U.S.A.
"I am a mental health counselor at a correctional facility in Texas. I ordered booklets from WMP a few months ago after my manager recommended you all. Once I received the booklets, I spread them out on a table in my office for the inmates to take as they please, and let me tell you they went through them all so quickly! They really appreciate reading the booklets from WMP, as do I. Some of the officers in the prison have been asking me for some of them so they can read them and give them to inmates. In an often depressing and miserable environment such as a prison, small things like Bible studies or little pieces of advice/guidance from handouts like these can make a huge difference."
-Kelly S., Texas, U.S.A.
Pictured above are evangelists we support in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. These brothers serve (nearly every day) at street fairs in Santa Cruz and peasant markets in many other cities.
This is just one of our many evangelist groups that minister in hospitals, homes, prisons, recovery houses, street fairs, peasant markets, and other venues.
In the year 2010, God told me that He would raise a great army and flood this nation with the Word; and that is exactly what we're seeing today! God has raised up a great army of preachers of the Word and the written Word of God is reaching all parts of this nation.
God also told me that I would bring the Word to places where my feet would never step. I recently received reports of the Word of God reaching places where I must consult the map to find their location. God is Faithful!
-Pastor Peniel D., Bolivia
“I was once arrested for drug trafficking and guerrilla training. Today I am free because someone told me about the love of God through Jesus Christ. Help me to bring others to Jesus Christ through your beautiful and blessed evangelism material.”
"Thanks for the faithfulness of your staff and volunteers in sharing the Word of God. We just received 3,000 of your datebooks at the Lawrence Correctional Center located near Sumner, IL.
Both believers and unbelievers cherish this material because it helps them track days and gives them encouragement to press on to what lies ahead.
Your Scripture booklets are effective in reaching the lost. We distribute them at charity fairs and other events to remind people of their need for a Savior.
Be strong and of good courage, for the Lord, thy God goes before you."
-Stan W., U.S.A.
“I am currently doing life in prison. I use your Diary Datebook with Bible reading and prayer. I know these booklets are useful to grow in the Word of God as well as [providing]
an encouraging word as needed.”
“For sixteen years you have blessed me with your little Scripture-Text Datebooks. I use them for morning prayer journals. I read the Scripture, then write a short prayer in the daily blanks. It has been wonderful to go back through these books and see how my prayer life has changed over the years. I’ve grown to trust God so much. Thank you for helping me along this journey and for your love and compassion for others.”
“I’ve been receiving your Diary Datebook since 2001. You have always honored my request without fail. Thank you for your concern and for helping my walk with Jesus. It means a lot to me.”
"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.
Increased isolation in correctional facilities can have a painfully demoralizing effect. WMP regularly receives requests from chaplains and prisoners, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new urgency. WMP staff member Sylvia C., who handles these requests, shared her observations: “Since about the middle of March, prisons across the country suspended all visitors, including all volunteers. Since many of the religious services were conducted by volunteers, that is no longer available.” Letters from inmates revealed how much they missed the services which they could no longer have. “All that the chaplains have to help the inmates is literature. Chaplains have told me they can use all the literature we can donate.”
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