Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bibles for Inmates

Thousands of inmates nationwide want Bibles. Some of these inmates are Christians, and some are not. Either way, their lives are in a mess, and they are desperate for the truth.

Most prison chaplains are volunteers, and most have little or no budget. While they want to be able to provide Bibles, it is financially difficult for them to put one in each person's hands. Many inmates have to share Bibles from the library so they can only read them at certain times.

Once an inmate leaves, he will take this Bible with him to be a "lamp unto his feet and a light unto his path." But that also means that the inmate who takes his place will hopefully ask for a Bible, so another one must be provided.

As Christians we know that “[God’s] Word is truth (John 17:17)” and “the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16),” and that is exactly what these inmates need.

Through Tommy Mann Ministries we are seeking to put Bibles into the hands of every single prisoner that wants one. We are sending boxes containing 24 Bibles to any chaplain that requests them. Our greatest need is covering the cost of shipping.

We could also use any old Bibles. Most of us have multiple copies, some of which we never use any more. Instead of throwing them away, why not donate them?

Remember that Jesus said in Matthew 25:36 that if we minister to those who are in prison, we are ministering to Him.

If you are interested in helping, please visit here. All donations are tax deductible. 

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