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founders Richard and Carolyn Bland, founders of United Prison Ministries International, have made it their life’s work to serve the Lord and spread his word. For over 33 years, UPMI has donated over 70 million Bibles and spiritual literature free of charger to inmates and their families all over the world.
Richard BlandAfter much prayer and reflection, Richard Bland, UPMI founder is announcing his retirement after thirty-three
years of service. Richard will continue to support the mission by occasionally meeting with prisons, churches,
organizations and other groups. The dedicated UPMI Team and Board of Directors are happy to step in and
continue this powerful work and look forward to the opportunities, challenges and blessings before us!

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The mission, passion, and purpose of United Prison Ministries International is to share the love of God; present the gospel of Jesus Christ and express the meaning of faith through the power of prayer.

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