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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 charge to inmates and their families all over the world. Read more.
  • January 6, 2017NAD Excellence In Ministry Lifetime Achievement Award
    Richard and Carolyn Bland, On behalf of the North American Division, it is my honor to share that you have been accorded the recognition receipt of our NAD “Excellence In Ministry” or “Lifetime Achievement” Award for the powerful manner in which you have allowed The Holy Ghost to use you in your Specialty Area of Adult Ministries Service. Value has Continue Reading
  • January 4, 2017Chaplain Letter: Senior Chaplain Rene Carmouche
    Chaplain Letter: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: “We are writing to request a shipment of Bibles (especially large print), books or study materials that your ministry offers to incarcerated men. We are also able to receive DVD’s.  We have a small Spanish congregartion of 25 men as well.  Any materials you can send would be appreciated.  Thank you in Continue Reading
  • December 28, 2016Praise Report: Robert prisoner in Virginia
    “Thank you for sending the book, Desire of Ages.  I’m going to start reading it to night.  I’m locked down in solitary confinement so I got time.  I love you all as fellow believers and people with good hearts.  Can I also get a Bible study sent to me?”  God bless you.” Robert prisoner in Virginia.
  • December 25, 2016Prisoners Enjoy Christmas Dinner Provided by UPMI
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