Bringing God’s Love Behind Bars

Prison ministry update

Bringing God’s Love Behind Bars

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As we begin 2015, Partners is sending free copies of The Word Among Us to 62,000 prisoners. Because of your generosity, we are now reaching 6,000 more prisoners than last January!

Thank you for sharing the love of God with these men and women. The need is so great. Even with the many prisoners who receive The Word Among Us through Partners, more than 2,000 remain on our waiting list, hoping to receive The Word Among Us for the first time.

Every October, Partners writes to each prison chaplain or volunteer who receives free copies of The Word Among Us to verify their desire to receive the magazine and adjust their quantities if needed. Many have asked for additional copies. Some have requested free copies of our booklet God Forgives—Can I? The chaplains always remind us to thank you, our donors, for this ministry. Here are some messages of thanks.

   • “I would like to thank you for all you have done for me. You have brought me closer to the Lord and kept me going in my difficult times in prison. When times were hard, I would go back to your daily readings and reread them over and over again. They would bring comfort to me. I’m happy to say that I’ll be leaving prison next month, and going home to my family. I’ll be bringing The Word Among Us with me, and it will continue to bring all of us closer to the Lord. Thank you with all my heart.” —Walter, New Jersey

   • “The men and women in the federal prison system cherish The Word Among Us in both English and Spanish. Please express a big ‘Thank you’ to your supporters from all of us chaplains for making sure this publication continues to serve the men and women behind the fence.” —Tom, Chaplain, Kentucky

   • “I was not raised Catholic. A little over a month ago, I was baptized, confirmed, and received my First Holy Communion. The Word Among Us is one of the best teaching tools that I can get my hands on. It comes faithfully and reliably, so I always have a daily devotional with powerful commentary. It is a valuable and cherished gift to us all behind these prison gates. Thank you for your help in providing them for us.” — Angel, Florida

God is working powerfully behind prison walls. Thank you for sharing The Word Among Us with our incarcerated brothers and sisters in Christ. Please pray for all prisoners, and consider making a gift to Partners so that we can reach the 2,000 prisoners on our waiting list.