Least of These

Dear Pastor,

Jesus wants us to minister to prisoners, in fact; he takes that ministry very personally. The Bible says in Matthew 25:44 “Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.” Jesus always leads by example and his last convert was a prisoner. My name is Rick Vincent, my wife Lynne and I believe God has called us to minister unto “the least of these” in prison.

The Prisons

Right here in America, there are 2.3 million souls behind bars; the field is white unto harvest! The lie of Islam rapidly grows among prisoners while the Imams hide the truth of Jesus Christ. With their allegiance to Allah and their pay from our government; they spread the religion responsible for attacking our country and beheading Americans. Regardless of our opinions, society is soft on crime and these offenders will likely return to the streets to commit more crime .We MUST give them the Gospel!

The Prospects

Most inmates know little or nothing of Jesus Christ or the Bible. Who will go and tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love? Surely not the Imam. He is doing his best for Allah and teaching the Koran which says, “Kill the infidels!” (Surah 9:5) Prison life is lonely and presents a wonderful opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

The Progress

Since 2003 Lynne and I have been sending the “Bible to You” correspondence courses to inmates. Current enrollment exceeds 300 incarcerated students in 33 states and one foreign country. Lynne often says “Heaven will be filled with prisoners” because of the many professions of faith. God blessed in 2007 with over 100 inmates who have trusted Christ. Several times a week we visit three prisons in New Jersey and take King James Bibles to the inmates and chaplains; we know that God’s Word will not return void. In our personal work we saw another 100 come to Jesus

The Possibilities

We are seeking Independent Baptist churches that would consider reaching out to prisoners. By sharing our experience and burden for the incarcerated, we can help your people win inmates to Christ. Then we can assist you with enrolling these new converts in a Bible Institute so they can grow in the Word. We also have many opportunities to expand our own outreach but funds are limited for purchasing materials, stamps, and various office supplies. With 2.3 million inmates behind prison walls, will you invite us to share our burden with you?

 

Rick VincentRick and Lynne Vincent