Greetings and blessings to you from your friends at Christmas Behind Bars …
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, Ye have done it unto me.Matthew 25:40
The Amish community in Allen County Indiana, About a month ago, the semi loaded with all kinds of products, snacks, candies, chips, pretzels, cookies and crackers arrived at a warehouse in Allen County Indiana, the day was spent getting everything set up and about 5 o’clock that evening there was approximately 120 volunteers young and old alike from the Amish community who came and put these gift packages together with love and care”
This past week, these 3600 gift packages were delivered to a large prison, Where the inmates are not allowed to get visits because of the virus from family or friends or even outside volunteers who normally come in for programs or church services this could’ve only happened by the Lord opening the prison gates bringing hope to those who so often times have been forgotten by friends family and society”
We actually have one of our Amish friends in that prison of 3600 inmates not only did he receive a gift package put together from the Amish community in love but the other 3599 inmates also received a gift package filled with love and we know that, the gift of love can only be transferred from above”
The virus has affected hundreds of thousands of people many are concerned about the spread of germs, and very well have reason to be
The problem of sin entered into the human race many years ago and now we all have been affected by this terrible virus called sin in our world, planet earth as we know it, However, there is a cure , there is a price that has been paid and there is a remedy to this problem called sin.
The vision and mission of Christmas Behind Bars is to bring hope through the love of God to men and women in County jails and prisons across the country…
Two weeks ago we delivered almost 4000 packages some in the state of Texas, Arkansas and to a women’s correctional facility in West Memphis as well as Nashville and Kentucky.
Christmas Behind Bars was visiting a large prison in the state of Kentucky sometime ago. We had a group of Amish people who came to sing some songs they brought homemade cards and we’re helping to pass out the gift packages after the program. During the last program of the day the chaplain came up to me and whispered in my ear he said
“You have the main Muslim leader in the whole prison in this service”
I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to do or what I was supposed to say or how I was supposed to respond,
But what I did do was pray.
” Lord give me the words that you would have me to share”.
As a service came to a close we always have a word of prayer before we begin passing out the brown grocery bags filled with all kinds of snacks, hygiene items and Bibles as funds permit. As the inmates were all being dismissed from the chapel there were two rather large men sitting on the left-hand side of the chapel, it was almost empty by now and they came walking up to the front and the one man said I would like to know if you would have prayer for my mama she is really really really sick she has cancer;
I said sure, so we went in the back to a little room off of the chapel not much larger than a broom closet and kneeling down together I prayed for mama , closing the prayer, Lord not our will but thy will be done, we got up off of our knees and the man went to the back of the chapel to get his gift package and as he left, the chaplain came running up to me and said “what did he want!? what did he want!?”
I said he wanted to have prayer for his mama she was really really sick, The chaplain said that’s the man that’s the man I was telling you about that’s the main Muslim leader of this whole prison.
The next year we returned to that Prison and I was thinking about this man wondering how his mother was doing I wasn’t even sure if I would recognize him if I saw him and the second day of the programs and distribution the songs were sung the prayers had been offered and in the last program of the day this man came up to me and he put his hand out and he said “you probably don’t remember me but…“ I put my hand out shook it hard, looked him in the eye and said “How’s mama doing” He said “mamas doing so much better”.
He stood there in total silence for what seemed to be 10 minutes but perhaps it was only 15 or 20 seconds I don’t remember but I do remember what he said when he spoke, he said I was wanting to know if you would have prayer with me I am thinking about being a Christian.
In the same room, not much bigger than a broom closet one year later we Knelt down together and I prayed first and I ask him to close with prayer.
After we got up off our knees I got his name and his DOC number and thanks to Sponsors like you; my wife was able to send him a study Bible.
I saw him the following year at another prison in Kentucky he came up to me and he said you probably don’t remember me, the Bible you sent to me I am reading it every day I am not where I want to be but I am better off and farther along than I was before…
We are asking for your help.
Christmas Behind Bars is a nonprofit organization we function,operate solely on donations which are tax deductible.
We are all volunteers here at Christmas Behind Bars and as the ministry continues to grow we are willing to go, your donations are tax-deductible.
Would you be willing to write a check today making it possible that more people may know that there is a cure for their life of pain, unmanageability, suffering, addiction and incarceration.
Please send your donations to”
Christmas Behind Bars
PO Box 474
Bluffton, IN 46714,
Ph # 260-827-8835
With every donation you will get a personal response from us, we will send you a receipt and some of the Inmate letters and perhaps some of the artwork that they have sent to us letting you know how much your gifts are appreciated;
You are making it possible that people who are behind bars can know they have not been forgotten by society or by God ;
Until next time there will be more about Christmas Behind Bars and ways that you can help.