We’re happy to say that the latest issue of Loaves & Fishes has shipped out to our bulk and single copy subscribers. Volunteers from Shippensburg Christian Fellowship in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, and Pine Avenue Christian Fellowship in Cumberland, Maryland, helped to prepare the bulk subscriptions for shipment.
98,500 copies of issue #43 were printed. Of these, about 85,000 were for bulk subscriptions, 3,000 for single copy subscriptions, and the remainder for inventory.
Because of the recent expirations of some bulk subscriptions, our circulation was down significantly from our last printing. We finished the mailing project with over $10,000 on hand, which is a nice start for the production of our next issue.
Content creation for Loaves & Fishes #44 is nearly finished. The next stage will be editing, then design. Thanks to the Lord’s generous provision for our work, we have been able to meet our current publishing goal of three issues per year. We appreciate the partnership of all of those who give generously to the cause of discipling believers in prison.
Please be aware that we have inventory on hand of many back issues. If you find yourself in need of more material in between our regular magazine releases, please feel free to get in touch with us. We would be happy to supply your needs from our inventory. We are here to support your ministry.
With our new automatically expiring bulk subscription policy, please watch for renewal notices in the mail. In addition, your packing slips will have the red label EXPIRED on your last shipment. We depend on you to keep your subscription up to date.
—Mike Fisher, board chairman
Thank you! The inmates love them.
—Port City Church Prison Ministry, Wilmington, CA
I use Loaves & Fishes in all the housing units, including the segregated unit. It has truly been a blessing to the inmates.
—Chaplain, MCI, Concord, MA
Inmates look forward to these books. They read and study while in their cells.
—Chaplain Lowell Jude, Central Baptist Church, Winchester, KY
It’s a great devotional book to give to inmates, because it has content written by Christian inmates that they can relate to.
—Mike Mitchell, Cartersville, GA
Inmates love the publication, especially inmates locked up in segregation.
—Chaplain Jon Shonebarger, Hartsville, TN[I like that] it is thematic. I can keep a few on file to hand out to an individual struggling with a certain area of life or crisis.
-Chaplain Vogt, Orange, VA
I am incarcerated at Henderson County Jail. I was briefly able to use and enjoy some of your reading material from another inmate here. It gave me a lot of insight and came to me exactly at the right time!
Could you please bless me with some of your reading material? I am 44 years old and have been in church since before I can remember. I became a Christian in my teenage years, but later in life lost my father and fell far into alcoholism. Soon after, I lost my wife, children, and everything else that I held dear in my life.
Your material would be a great help, and I believe would help me keep my faith and heart on the right path. —Robert, Athens, TX