Loaves & Fishes Magazine Update
Thanksgiving is behind us once again. We are thankful to God who is in control of the whole Loaves & Fishes project and to our faithful supporters who have kept us moving forward since our first mailing in 2002.
In the beginning, one brother borrowed a basket and some bread from his mother and caught several fish out of the lake for the cover photo of our first issue. Many hours of volunteer labor and prayer have been extended for the vision. We want to humbly say thank you to all who were a part in any way, whether through prayer, money, labor, encouragement, or helping us sharpen the vision. Without your support, we could not be where we are today.
In the last 11 years, we have mailed over 1.2 million copies of the Loaves & Fishes magazine. Today we mail 90,000 copies to more than 6,000 different 5-digit zip codes every three months. Most of these copies are going into prisons and jails where they often get passed around. Together we can make a difference for the Kingdom of God!
As this newsletter is going out, so are 99,500 copies of Loaves & Fishes. We should have the shipment by December 13th.
The next hill to climb is the mailing, which is always a stressful, yet exciting time. We still lack most of the $8,500 needed for postage, but we are excited to see God’s hand in this, knowing it will come out perfect in His time!
Thanks again for being a part of this ministry.
“Thank you so much for your recent donation of Loaves and Fishes. The literature you provide to us is an excellent source for the men up here who are seeking a better life through Jesus Christ. In particular, Science in Creation was well written and thought provoking. And of course, the word search puzzle is always a big hit.
“We have been experiencing an increase in population and continual turnovers here at the institution, making donations like your publication a vital part to our chapel’s ministry.
“I thank the Lord for your prison ministry support. May you be blessed in all the work that you do.”
William Ohl • Chaplaincy Program Director • SCI Mercer, PA
Goal: Mail Issue 23 in December
Lacking: $8,500 for Postage
We’ve done three issues of Loaves & Fishes this year and the fourth is in production. All we lack yet is the money to send them out. If you want to help us get four issues into the prisons this year, click here to give online or send your donation to the address below:
14377 Old State Highway 28
Pikeville, TN 37367