help prisoners know the source of hope

Jesus the source of love, hope and freedom

It is amazing how the simple act of handing someone a Bible can have a profound and eternal impact in their life, especially someone in prison.

There are many men and women in prisons who are hurting and lonely. Maybe they’ve never known real love. They long for forgiveness and a fresh start. And they dream about freedom every day.

So when you put God’s Word into the hands and heart of a prisoner who’s searching for hope, you help them discover the Source of love, forgiveness and freedom – Jesus Christ!

Show Jesus’ love to men and women in prison by putting His life changing Word in their hands and hearts...

Your tax-deductible gift today will help reach a $68,085 goal by March 31 to resource New Zealand’s prisons with 4,539 Prison Bibles and biblical resources to heal broken lives.

By giving today, you’ll be a source of hope for inmates like Nora*. She never had a Bible until she found one in the common room, a special Prison edition provided by someone like you.

Nora flicked through this powerful book and found a plan to read the Bible in a year. She began following it, diligently reading three times a day.

Nora’s chaplain met with her soon after that and said...
“She was over a third of the way through the year of readings! We had a good conversation about what knowing God was all about. She continues to be excited about what she is reading in her Bible.”

You can also be a source of hope today for prisoners like Steve*, who was an active Christian before he was incarcerated. He’s facing a long sentence, but because someone like you lovingly gave him that specific Prison Bible, he’s being transformed.

Steve’s chaplain shares how God’s Word has impacted Steve’s life: “He is able to practice patience, forgiveness and hope in probably an even deeper way than if he was not in prison.”

Of course, not all inmates are avid readers like Nora and Steve. Some are more engaged by God’s Word when it’s presented in bite-size chunks.

As one chaplain explained, “The Bible is a daunting book for some, especially for someone who is not a good reader to work out its meaning on their own. There is so much life-giving truth in the Bible, but we might focus
on one story at a time, such as the Prodigal Son.”

Wherever inmates are on their faith journey, your gift today will help more of them engage with God’s Word inways they understand, so they meet Jesus and share Him with others.

I’ve heard so many stories of inmates sharing their Bible readings with cell mates who have no knowledge of Jesus – so there’s no telling where the impact of your gift will end.

But there’s still a great need for God’s Word in our local prisons.
That’s why it’s so important to reach the goal to resource New Zealand’s prisons with 4,539 essential Prison Bibles and biblical resources.

Because as people engage with God’s Word in ways they can understand and believe, lives are transformed!

“The Spirit of the Lord God is on me. The Lord has chosen me to tell good news to the poor and to comfort those who are sad. He sent me to tell the captives and prisoners that they have been set free. 2 He
sent me to announce that the time has come for the Lord to show his kindness, when our God will also punish evil people. He has sent me to comfort those who are sad”. Isaiah 61:1-2 ERV

*name changed for security purposes

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5 Million

Population of New Zealand

4,539

Goal

98

Bibles Funded so far

 

Source of hope to prisoners

Help inmates meet the Source of love and freedom: Jesus!

Many inmates like Nora never had their own Prison Bible to guide them – but in the stark loneliness of a prison cell, they’re hungry for hope.

You can be a source of hope for them today – by giving your best tax-deductible gift to help meet a $68,085 goal by March 31. You’ll help provide 4,539 essential Prison Bibles and biblical resources to heal broken lives in New Zealand prisons.

As you help people engage with the Word of God in ways they can understand and believe, lives will be transformed. And that can have a profound and multiplying effect that impacts not just the individual, but the people around them and their families for generations.

Thank you for your tax-deductible gift today to resource more people in prison with God’s Word so they can experience real love, forgiveness and freedom in Christ!

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Thank you for giving today to help more prisoners experience God’s power and true freedom in Christ – even in the weakness and loneliness of imprisonment.