August 2021 Update


Sep 17

Issue #44 has Shipped!

The beautiful world God fashioned for His glory is never more beautiful than in the summertime. We hope you are truly blessed and are experiencing the peace, joy, and power of God.

I’m several weeks late with the e-edition of our August newsletter. We are happy to report that issue #44 has shipped and is in the hands of our readers.

The theme of this issue is The Creation. Articles that will feature this theme include “Why Creation Makes Sense” and “Creation’s Purpose.” Puzzles include a “God Created You” word search and “Created by God” crossword puzzle.

We have been featuring a new column in the Free on the Inside section titled “Persevering in Prison.” It is written by an inmate with a goal of helping fellow believers successfully navigate their prison experience. In this issue, the column is titled “Communing With the Creator” and features helpful tips on meaningful personal devotional life behind bars.

Issue #45 Status

This content for issue #45 is in the process of being completed, and should be released to editing soon. We hope to ship it in December as funds allow.

We appreciate your support as we work on producing this third and final issue for the year. God bless all of our generous donors. Your thoughtfulness is truly inspiring.

Bulk Subscriptions

Our bulk circulation has dipped slightly since last printing due to automatically expiring subscriptions. Distributors, this is a reminder to check your mailing labels with each shipment to ensure your subscription is still current. You can also reach out to us any time and we will renew your subscription for another two years.

Spread the Word

If you have a friend or colleague who could benefit from our free magazines in their work in prison or jail, you can do them a service by recommending Loaves & Fishes magazine.

The easiest way to introduce someone to our magazine is to send them to our website at Visitors to our website can request single copy subscriptions for themselves or someone else, and can also request bulk subscriptions via a simple form.

Our supporters care about reaching out to prison inmates who desire to grow in their faith in God. Distributors, we deeply appreciate your partnership, without which our mission would be much harder to accomplish.

From our Readers

The information in these books is some of the best I’ve ever read. I thank God He has pointed me in your direction. God Bless.

Steven Larion, Colquitt Co Jail, Moultrice, GA

Great magazine. I really enjoy its stories and word searches as well as the inspiring messages of so many people and testimonies. Keep up the good work. God bless Loaves and Fishes.

Randy Berry, Varner Unit, Grady, AR

Hello, my name is Rebecca and I am incarcerated at the Lockhart Unit in Texas, I was reading issue 25 of your Loaves and Fishes magazine. I would like to receive those if I may. The poems and articles touched my heart and I am sending some of the poems to my children who are young adults and am hoping and believing they will encourage them to change their lives and not end up in prison as I did. I feel free inside these walls and am looking forward to being free and sharing my faith with others and living a Christian life myself… Thank you.

Rebecca Guajardo, Lockhart Facility, Lockhart, TX

Distributor Feedback

I am writing from the chapel of Reconciliation at the Ellis Unit of the TDCJ on behalf of the Christian community… We have a growing community of believers returning to the church and to the lessons of their youth… and are in great need of devotional materials such as books, magazines, calendars, and Bible correspondence studies. If available we also need Spanish material. Please note, all items need to be donated because the chaplaincy does not have any funds to purchase these items.

Chaplain David Beaty, Ellis Unit, Huntsville, TX