Dear Supporters, Volunteers, and Friends of Life’s Key Ministry,
Last month I celebrated 3 years with Life’s Key. How quickly the time has gone! So much has happened in that time, but our goal to reach as many current and ex-offenders with the Gospel and truth contained in God’s Word remains the same. Please keep us in prayer as we continue to look for new avenues and opportunities. I will be attending the Pennsylvania chaplains conference in May, and hope to make some good connections and gain some additional help in promoting the ECS courses to those incarcerated in our home state.
Please also keep me in prayer as I continue to look for new opportunities to share Life’s Key and the Course Sponsorship Program. I was in New York last month, and am so thankful that the Lord led people in two different churches to sponsor 5 more of our courses! The total is now up to 54 out of 82, which puts us almost two thirds of the way to having every course sponsored and every inmate being prayed for. God is good, and God is working! I will be travelling to New Jersey this month, and am thankful for the invitation to share what the Lord is doing with some fellow believers there.
Below is one of the most wonderful letters I have received. It’s a great account of how someone can come across our courses, and how God can use that message and the work of our volunteers to change a life. It was a great encouragement to hear the difference it has made for him!
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” - Matthew 5:6
“Thank you so much for the kind letter and your organization’s diligence to keep track of me through my journeys of incarceration and bible study! I appreciate the prayers and concern each one of your ministry members has for us every day. It is truly a blessing.
I have a new location and expect to remain here for some time if not for the duration of my sentence. I want to share with you a bit about the effectiveness of your bible study to share with your staff.
First of all, I started the courses from discovering one laying on a table with no owner. I picked it up and read through it. Reading just a few pages, I knew it was something I needed to grow in my personal relationship with Jesus, so I requested my first lessons. Secondly, I began the coursework and received not only the certificates, but the personalized responses to my test sheets. This was uplifting and motivating in a way I can barely express properly. Third, receiving new books with lessons became exciting and has built my personal relationship with Jesus in such a way that others around me began asking for your enrollment information.
So it is with great sincerity and a humble heart that I say thank you to EVERYONE at Life’s Key and ECS Ministries for all your efforts and prayers. They truly make a difference in people’s lives, both in and out of jail or incarceration.
Your most humble servant in Christ Jesus, peace, love, and grace.” - Chad (Virginia)
For HIS Glory,
Tim Priano, Director