Prison Ministry Correspondence and Book Program
The Holy Scriptures tell us to “Remember the prisoners…” (Hebrews 13:3). Men and women in today’s prison system, very much turn to the Lord Yeshua and the Holy Scriptures, to make sense and meaning of their lives. Throughout the history of Outreach Israel Ministries, we have done our best to answer letters and requests from prisoners, to let them know that they are loved, and that we are here to pray with them and to provide them with the materials that they need for their studies.
There are thousands of people in the United States prison system who have become Messianic! We hear stories of different units, in both state and federal prisons, that have Messianic groups meeting on Shabbat that are just as large as your average Messianic congregation in America. Often, these groups are led from within the prison, with the prison chaplain(s) offering some oversight.
As an educational ministry, we certainly have many resources which can aid these people. When we receive a prisoner letter, it is answered with a hand written note, and not a pre-written form letter. Almost always, several books or publications are requested. In order for everyone to receive a free book, usually the first book requested is mailed. We also make sure that each prisoner knows that he or she can contact us at any time, and that we will be there to write back. We envision the day when the Lord will raise up a prayer army for Outreach Israel Ministries and Messianic Apologetics from within the prison system!
In the future, it is quite possible that we will have to spend several hours a day keeping up with prisoner mail. Thank you for joining with Outreach Israel’s Prison Ministry and Correspondence Program with your continued gifts and offerings.