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Christmas Behind Bars

c/o Lemuel & Donna Vega
PO Box 474
Bluffton, IN 46714

Sophya

I received your information packet. I can't say enough how much I thank you and for also sending information to my brother and nephew who are both incarcerated here in Louisiana. God bless your prison ministry. You are helping so many men and women behind bars and also their families just by caring about their loved ones. I will send a donation to your ministry to help purchase bibles . Once again THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR MINISTRY IS DOING FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN BEHIND BARS! God bless you!


Betty

I pray God will bless you every day of your life. My grandson did receive his Bible and your letter. I haven’t been able to go see him but his mother, my daughter saw him last weekend, and he asked her to have me let me know how great it was to hear from you. He can’t afford to write a lot because stamps are so high up there and he has three children to write to. They still haven’t gave him his winter clothes yet, so please pray he gets them soon. God Bless you for the work you are doing.


Jonathan

Just wanted to send a small donation. Use however you can reach the most souls. “Be ye strong therefore and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded,” 2 Chronicles 15:7.


Sandy (Dec 29, 2013)

We were able to collect almost a large tote full of Bibles for your group from our children and their families. I am currently working on transporting them the 200 miles to you, but it most likely will be the middle of the month until I can get them your direction.

It was very touching the last morning of school before Christmas break, as 35 students and 6 adults gathered in a large circle and prayed individually over these Bibles. Our prayers are for soft hearts, and that God would get the Bibles to those who are in desperate need of His Word. The sincere young hearts, and innocent prayers from these students ages 6-14, surely touched the Heavenly Father's heart!! as it did mine. We talked about the fact that they, as children, at this point cannot fulfill the Word to visit those who are in prison directly. But indirectly, they can visit by supporting your ministry with Bibles and prayers.

May God continue to richly bless your work!


Eva (Dec 21, 2013)

Dear Mr. Vega,

The last email I sent was October 30 of this year and it was to get your approval of the brochure I had made.

Last night at 5:00 in the lobby of the Siskiyou County jail my husband and I waited for the pastor and his wife from the

Assemble of God church, a couple from there church they had invited and two people from the Seventh Day Adventist church, they were the volunteers for our Christmas Carolers for the program. On Thursday my husband and I had delivered 100 gift bags that we had put together in our home for the inmates. We had Steps to Christ, book markers that children from the local church school had made, chocolate bars donated from the Dollar Store, two mandarin oranges per bag donated by a church member, hot chocolate mix, donated by church members, peanut butter and crackers packs, and two homemade cookies that my husband and I had made.

The carolers all showed up right on time and the program coordinator came and lead us in to check IDs and talk to us about going into the pods with the inmates. The Chaplin of the jail showed up with his wife to join us for the caroling. I had know idea how the whole thing was going to happen because this was the first time any of these people had met. The group just took over they had song books and each person had good input on how we should do the singing. The program coordinator told us that this was the first time anything like this had ever gone on in Siskiyou County and thanked each of us for coming. We were taken to 8 different pods and in each one we sang Christmas Carols and the program coordinator handed out the gift bags. As we sang the inmates joined in the singing and we could see them wiping tears from there eyes which caused us to wipe the tears from our eyes. As we left each pod they thanked us and wished us Merry Christmas. The whole experience has been amazing. I had know idea how to go about making this program happen but God lead us through the whole thing. Not long after I sent that last email to you I had to have surgery and was diagnosed with cancer. I wanted to give the program up but my husband encouraged me to continue. I go to radiation treatments each week day and the out look for recovery is very good. Thank you so much for sending the information on Christmas Behind Bars and your encouragement. Everyone involved last night agrees we will do it again next year.


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Christmas Behind Bars • PO Box 474 • Bluffton, IN 46714 • Ph: (260) 824-3182

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