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From Jeff and Andre, 12-15-2015:

We have continued to visit the jail weekly, and are always blessed by our discussions of Scripture and fellowship with the men.  We have done a couple of Genesis Groups in the jail, covering the first 4 Process Steps.  There have been a couple of men who have contacted us or stopped by the GSM Office Open Genesis Men’s Group on Tuesday after they have been released.  

Last week I visited a POD, and the gentleman had a Bible that GSM had given to another individual.  He said that he really appreciated the ESV Study Bible in the jail, and it had helped him understand a lot of what he had been struggling with. He also said that our visits and these Bibles are really making a difference in the PODs. Not only do we encourage the men, but those who are encouraged by our visits and the Bibles, have taken on initiatives to form Bible studies with those who are not able to attend when we visit.  It was a very encouraging word for me to hear.

Jail News: Soon, the jail will be organizing a “Redirection POD” that will provide one POD that will focus on those who are wanting to improve themselves.  This POD will have a focused effort to help the residents with life skills, counseling and Spiritual support…maybe you can help??  Call GSM for more information. 

Anyway, we continue to provide bibles to those who request them, and we have an ongoing need for funds to continue to provide bibles to those in jail.  If you would like to donate, please indicate  your donations is for Jail Ministry.

Thank you.

P.S. - we recently had 2 GSM'ers attend the Benton County Jail Volunteer training (Angie and John). Please pray that they will hear and follow the Holy Spirit as they consider their next step.
Jail Ministry
Hello from the GSM Jail Ministry, 

We (Andre and I) continue to visit the jail every week. It is  a blessing to go in each week and celebrate the freedom some of these men are experiencing as they put their faith and trust in Christ. I am still delivering Bibles to men in Jail, and to any others who are in need.  I appreciate all of the support I continue to receive to keep my Bibles in stock.

 I have been ask by the jail Chaplains to help orient a couple of new people to the jail after the introductory orientation training.

Recently a man was excited and talking about the ESV Study Bible he received, and he said, “This is good stuff! It explains things in detail; I am a visual learner and I like the pictures too. They help me understand the Bible.”

Andre and I celebrate the fellowship we have with these men and with each other. Our visits and discussions with the men in jail bring life and enliven our faith and the faith of these men.

Jeff Lyon

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