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.”
"Hi! My name is Sierra and I am currently incarcerated in Wisconsin. I was given a datebook while I was in Brown County jail in Green Bay. It brought some light into every day along with helping me to keep track of the days. I memorized Psalms 23 and 91 and then I taught them to my 9-year-old over the phone and through letters thanks to that little book. Here at the prison, resources are slim and I was wondering if you would send me 2019 and 2020 datebooks. I also wanted to inquire about the other booklets that were mentioned in the back of my datebook. Do you have other booklets available? I want to better myself and strengthen my relationship with God. Thanks again for your time. God bless your day."
-Sierra B., U.S.A.
"I am a prisoner at LCI in Ocala, Florida. I teach and tell other inmates about Jesus Christ. I was blessed to have received some of your booklets. I feel that 'The Amazing Life of Jesus Christ' is a great study to have along with your Bible as a new babe in Christ or a strong, faithful Christian as well. I also like 'Let's Praise The Lord' to keep steadfast and learn how to worship and praise our Lord Jesus. I am asking if I could maybe get ten of each title above to hand out. I could really use them in spreading the Lord's Word. If you can't I totally understand and I will continue on doing His will with the Bibles as best I can. I gave both of mine to a young mother who finished her sentence and returned to her children, parents, etc. who are not saved. I felt it was more important for her to have them than I. May God bless each of you and your families in your walk with our Lord. Thank you for all you do to teach others of His great love and salvation."
-Emilee W., FL, U.S.A.
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