Following is an excerpt from our September printed newsletter:
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.