"I meet once a week with women who are incarcerated. Our jail is a holding facility for other counties that are overcrowded or lack female accommodations. We also have women from neighboring states. I share the Gospel teachings of Jesus and give each of them these booklets. They are spiritually hungry and ask for extra booklets to share with other inmates. About 400 inmates have received these booklets plus those taken to other inmates."
-Jim M., USA
“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.”
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.