Oct 07

Loaves & Fishes Magazine Helps Prisoners Find Victory in Christ!


Here are a couple testimonials from readers of the Loaves & Fishes magazine:

“I really enjoy the testimonies in the booklet and the prayers. They have really hit my heart.… I did have sin I had not overcome and reading this story I was able to find that sin and get rid of it.”
Danny Saldaña • Hamilton Unit • Bryan, TX

“[Loaves & Fishes] inspired me so much that I turned my life over to Christ, and repented of my sins, and asked for forgiveness.…

“I was enslaved by cigarettes, but I prayed everyday that God would take the habit away—and by the grace of God He did! Amen!! Now I’m smoke free. I would very much like to share Loaves & Fishes with my fellow inmates here, so they may turn their lives over to God as well.”
Robert M. Cook, Jr. • Valdosta Annex • Valdosta, GA

Oct 07

Is Jesus Christ Really the Only Way?


Following is an excerpt from our September printed newsletter:

Dear Friend,

In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” The Scriptures make it clear that there is no way to have a relationship with God the Father except through Jesus Christ.

We have discovered there are thousands of hungry prisoners in our country who are searching for truth—something real that will lift them above a life of one failure after failure.

Today I found a letter from a prisoner who asked, “Just what is the ‘Gospel of Jesus Christ?’” Some have found Loaves & Fishes in a trash can or at the bottom of a stack of books and their lives are touched in a wonderful way. Occasionally I read a letter from a prisoner saying Loaves & Fishes helped him/her to repent of their sins and get right with God. (Glory to God!) A recurring theme in the feedback we get from prisoners is, “Please send me anything that can help me learn more about Jesus Christ.”

But even 85,000 copies of our Loaves & Fishes magazine can only touch a small percentage of the vast multitudes of prisoners in our country. Other religions such as those of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Muslims, and Eastern religions are thriving in the prisons. The Jehovah’s Witnesses, for example, are very diligent in some prisons with as many as five services a week in one prison. They see the open door and are busy making disciples of their religion.

My plea is to the church of Jesus Christ: Wake up and seize the moment. “The time is short (1 Corinthians 7:29),” and “the night is coming when no one can work” (John 9:4).

Today we still have the opportunity to send Loaves & Fishes into the prisons and to organize Christian prison ministries and share Jesus Christ with prisoners face to face. There are hungry souls waiting for Loaves & Fishes and longing for a friend. The harvest is great and the workers are few.

Do you really believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father? Let us work together to lift up Jesus Christ and exalt His name.

For Christ,

Lavern Gingerich

Sep 03

Encouraging News


We have been encouraged with the donations coming in for this new issue of Loaves & Fishes. My wife Esther is processing donations today and it looks like the deposit will top $8,000! Praise the Lord!

Hopefully, we will soon reach our goal of $15,000 for postage to mail all the Loaves & Fishes subscriptions.

Thank you for partnering with us in your prayers and support. We long to see these booklets go out soon!

For Christ,
Lavern Gingerich

Aug 22

Watch Darold Print Loaves & Fishes


We are excited to report that the printing of Loaves & Fishes, our free discipleship magazine for prisoners, has been completed, and some of the first books are ready to go! Praise the Lord!

Here is your chance to get a little behind-the-scenes tour of Loaves & Fishes in the print shop. The video below shows my dad printing Loaves & Fishes on our web press that prints on rolls of paper.

We are hoping to get the rest of these booklets bound in September and get the bulk mailing prepared. We are expecting it will take close to $15,000 to mail all these magazines. Please pray with us for these to go out into the prisons soon.

Visit our donations page to learn more about how you can help.

For Christ,

Lavern Gingerich
Loaves & Fishes, editor