Many Prisoners Give Thanks


Nov 30

“Thank you for this issue of Loaves & Fishes. It has truly brought more light into my life.”

Tonya Houk • TCF • Topeka, Kansas

Here are some excerpts from our November 2009 printed newsletter:

I have dedicated this month’s newsletter to thank the Lord and you—our faithful partners—for making Loaves & Fishes possible. We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to send Christian literature to tens of thousands of prisoners across our nation.

Thank you for your prayers, your encouragement, your time, and your financial commitments. Many prisoners are giving thanks on our behalf for the gifts you give us (2 Corinthians 1:11).

The Lord has opened the door for us to hire Anthony Hertzler as assistant editor for Loaves & Fishes. Anthony works from his home in Oklahoma and is a great help to me in this work.

Anthony and I are working hard to get another issue of Loaves & Fishes ready to print by the end of December. For the past two years, we have only been able to print one issue per year. Our goal is to mail the next issue in January, only three months after the previous one. This is a high goal for us, but we can easily reach it if we all work together.

Because of other obligations, my dad won’t be able to print the next one or two issues of Loaves & Fishes here, so we are shopping around for a printing company. We plan to mail the booklets from here.

We expect the overall cost of producing and mailing this next issue to be around $40,000. Even $1/day can help us reach our goal of one issue every quarter.

Please pray that God would open the doors for a good deal on the printing and give us wisdom to be faithful stewards of His resources.

With sincere thanks,

Lavern Gingerich

13 Thank You Letters From Prisoners and Chaplains

Since it’s thanksgiving month here in the USA, we wanted to let a few of our subscribers thank you for helping to provide the gift of Loaves & Fishes. We get lots of unsolicited feedback. Here is a small sampling of letters from prisoners and chaplains.

“Your publication inspires and has a positive effect on our men and women so I thank you for your generosity.”
J.  Yates, Chaplain’s Assistant • San Diego Correctional Facility

“I just received my first issue of your Loaves & Fishes magazine, and I want to thank you so much for it!”
David in Virginia

“I enjoy reading your magazine and thank you for sending me them.”
Keith in Pennsylvania

“Thank you for your services and may God bless you.”
Rudy in California

“Thank you for your recent shipment of Loaves & Fishes. They are a popular magazine here and we are thankful for the regular shipments.”
Jeremy (Chaplain) in Iowa

“We enjoyed your booklet so much. Especially the Noah’s Ark story. We learned things we didn’t know. Thank you!”
Crystal in Texas

“I have benefited immensely from reading Loaves & Fishes!! Thank you.”
Jeff in Connecticut

“I have really enjoyed this magazine very much. All the articles are insightful and…inspirational… I look forward to my next issue with great anticipation. Thank you so much for feeding my hungry soul with Loaves & Fishes.”
Michael in Florida

“Thanks brothers for your love and sacrifice putting together this publication and offering it to us. I loved every page of it.”
M.T. in Texas

“Your efforts and works are appreciated. Your Loaves & Fishes gives people hope and makes people stop and think and realize that they are not alone. So thank you all at Lighthouse Publishing for Loaves & Fishes.”
Apache in Connecticut

“I would like to thank you for the Loaves & Fishes booklets, and we will continue to pray for the ministry.”
Donald (Chaplain) in Massachusetts

“Thank you all for your dedication and hard work. I look very forward to hours of reading enjoyment in the near future. Once again, thank you!”
Holman in Arizona

“Thank you for sending us your latest edition of Loaves & Fishes. Our inmates certainly enjoy this publication, and we are grateful for your contribution to our program here at Gainesville CI.”
Steven (Chaplain) in Florida