Issue 24 Ready to Print


Jul 26

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Sometimes life brings unexpected setbacks and perplexing questions. As the Apostle Paul said, “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair” (2 Corinthians 4:8, ESV).

I can relate to Paul’s feelings in at least a small way as I consider the adventure and challenges of working in prison ministry. May each of us make his testimony our own—”We are always of good courage” (5:6a).

Loaves & Fishes issue 24 has been waiting to be printed for several months now. As it stands, total copies for the next printing would be 108,000, and the printing will cost $16,000. This number includes 5,000 extra copies to distribute between printings.

Today we have $10,000 on hand, so once we have $9,000 more, we can order the books.

God has answered our prayers for a part-time assistant at our main office! Jimmy Weaver is training to help manage incoming prisoner mail and pack orders. He is a minister at Allegheny Valley Mennonite Church here in the area, and we look forward to bringing awareness of this ministry to new circles of friends with Jimmy’s help.

Prayer Requests

  • Funds to print L&F issue 24 this summer.
  • God’s leading as we prepare issue 25. It’s coming together, but not completely planned yet.
  • That more people will learn about prison life in America and be inspired to support the work of literature for prisoners.

If you feel led to help financially, you can give online or send your gift in the mail. May God be glorified and His priorities honored.

Mailing address:
Lighthouse Publishing • PO Box 332 • Bedford, PA 15522

For the Kingdom,

Lavern Gingerich

LF 24 Cover


Learn About Prison Life in America

We are scheduled to share a presentation at Christian Light Fellowship here in Bedford, Sunday evening, August 3 at 7:00 PM. Come and learn about prison life in America and how we are using literature to reach prisoners.
Church address:

128 Christian Light Road, Bedford, PA 15522

Interested in hosting a presentation? Call us at 800-313-1871 or email us.