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Editor's journey

It matters to them

SPRINGFIELD, MO. — I wish you could read the letters we receive almost daily from inmates who have been touched by the Pentecostal Evangel. Some openly confess sin and request prayer; others hunger for scriptural answers. And many share how they invited Jesus Christ into their hearts by repeating the ABCs of salvation found in this magazine.

This magazine matters to them.

Editor's journey: It matters to them

Freedom behind bars

Sal's surrender

Transformation

Tribute to a real Key Bearer

I’m convinced that America’s prisons are one of the greatest evangelism opportunities in our nation. Hundreds of thousands of inmates are one touch away from finding Jesus Christ. We have the opportunity — and responsibility — to nurture revival in America’s prisons.

Placing this magazine in the hands of more inmates must be a priority, because Jesus hasn’t given up on America’s prison population. He longs to extend a hand to men and women who have lost their way. He longs to restore their hope and give them a new purpose in life.

Unfortunately, many false religions are offering their own brand of hope. Buddhism, Hinduism, Mormonism, Islam and more are vying for the allegiance of inmates through printed propaganda. And because inmates have significant time for reading, they are being indoctrinated en masse by materials contrary to the Word of God.

One prisoner wrote: "I read one of your magazines that someone had at chapel. It made me sit down and cry. I’ve never seen so much of God’s love shared like this before. I’m a really new Christian and like reading everything I can get my hands on. Do you think you might be able to send me a few back issues that I could read? I don’t have any money or I would pay you for them. My family disowned me when I became a Christian and left the Mormon church."

Inmates like this and chaplains are urgently requesting additional copies of the Pentecostal Evangel. But your help is needed to expand our distribution to prisons.

For $1 a week, you can declare to the enemy that you have not given up on the souls of incarcerated men, women and teen-agers. For only $1 each week, you can send an Evangel to four prisoners. That is a small price to pay for the lives that will be changed. (It is common for one magazine to be read by a dozen inmates.)

Please pray about what you can give to send this magazine into prison cells across the nation. Information on how you can send the Pentecostal Evangel to a man or woman in prison can be found here.

Your financial gift may hold the keys to an inmate’s spiritual freedom and help transform our prisons into centers for revival. Together, let’s seize the opportunity to touch men and women for Jesus.

— Hal Donaldson

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