Prisoners relocated from Puerto Rico need Bibles!
We are looking for some potential supporters for this.
Today we were contacted by the Federal Yazoo Penitentiary in Mississippi. Gotta say, I was very surprised...how did they find out about Give the Word down there? He was just as surprised when I told him he was calling Canada. He didn't even know how they came across our number. Well, we had an amazing conversation about what they are doing to reach their inmates for Christ.
Here's the short story....
Hurricane Maria that recently ripped through Peurto Rico has destroyed a large prison there. 1300 inmates are being transferred from Puerto Rico to the Federal correctional facility in Mississippi. The Chaplaincy program is wanting to make the Bible in Spanish available to every single new inmate that will be coming through their doors, all 1300 of them.
They do not have a budget for this and are asking Ministries to partner with them. So far they have had nobody to make this happen for them...and today they found Give the Word and poured out their heart for these new inmates that they will be taking on.
We would love to help them with this project. This will be about a $6000 project to make this happen. We made no promises but after our long phone conversation, we decided that we pray into this and would try to make this happen for them.
We have someone that will ship these Bibles for free, so those costs are taken care of, we just have to raise the $6000 to cover the cost of the Bibles.
We've contacted out supplier and that's only $3.75/Bible.
If you would would like to help with this, you can send a check to Equip, PO Box 1126, Marion, NC 28752 or through our website http://www.equipinternational.org/take-action/ please designate Bibles for Puerto Rico/ GIVE THE WORD.