Oklahoma Prison Ministry
In 2014 a MMA fighter that I had previously sponsored via Lion Gear wound up in a prison in Holdenville, Oklahoma. I sent him a Bible, Jesus Calling and a few books. He really appreciated it and later requested that the same books be sent to his cellmate. His cellmate later requested the same books for his brother in the same prison…and then later his brother’s cellmate. The impact was awesome and the requests multiplied. Over the last 2+ years, I’ve continued to receive amazing letters from inmates, telling me of how God is working mightily in them and their friends through the materials that we have sent it. Bible studies, prayer groups, church services and other divine encounters continue to increase! One of the last letters that I received was written to me by an inmate that has been studying a Keyword Study Bible with a friend of his that we had sent the Bible to about a year ago. He wrote me a few lines in Hebrew (along with the English translation). These guys are amazing! Most of all, Jesus is amazing and He is doing a mighty work in the prisons across the great State of Oklahoma! Thank you, Jesus!
To date, I have received over 190 hand written letters from inmates requesting Bibles and devotional books. The interesting thing to me is that many of the original 190 men that had originally written to me from Holdenville, Oklahoma are now located in one of about 25 different prison facilities across the state of Oklahoma (and there are many more facilities in Oklahoma as well)! So, the Word is being spread across the Oklahoma prison system, Praise God!