Frequently Asked Questions
Do you minister to all prisons in the United States?
Yes, we minister to all prisons in the United States by providing spiritual literature, books and Bible lessons to wardens, chaplains and prisoners. (Mathew 25:35-46 KJV)
Do you minster to only prisoners?
We provide spiritual materials to prisoners, ex-prisoners, victims and family members. (Psalms 102:20)
How do I become a volunteer?
As a non-profit organization, volunteers are extremely important to the overall success of UPMI’s mission to provide books and Bible lessons free of charge to prisoners around the world. Please contact UPMI by calling: 205-755-4744 or email us at: webmaster.org. Volunteering is both joyful and rewarding! (John 8:12-20 KJV)
How do I contact UPMI?
We would be blessed to hear from you, please contact us at:
- Address: 890 Country Rd 93, PO Box 8, Verbena AL, 36091
- Website: www.upmi.org
- Phone: 205-755-4744
How do I request materials from your organization?
If you are an inmate, just send a written request to us and we will send the materials to you on our booklist, free of charge. If you are a chaplain or warden, please send a written request and list the materials on our booklist that you would like, and we will be glad to send them to you.
We greatly appreciate and thank our Christian brothers and sisters who through their prayers and donations continue to help us distribute nationally and internationally the Word of God to prisoners around the world. (1 Peter 4:7-11)
How do inmates receive visits from the Christian Community?
UPMI works with churches and volunteers to connect with inmates and ex-inmates so that they find loving support within a new church family. Inmates must request a visit from others. All visitors’ names must be written on the prison’s visiting list before a visitor may visit. Many inmates request a visit from a Christian. (Mathew 25:35-46 KJV)
How do you minister to prisons?
We send spiritual literature directly to the prisoners or to the wardens and chaplains to place in their libraries or to hand specifically to an inmate. In addition, we have many volunteers who visit prisons to conduct Bible studies and worship services. (1 Peter 4:7-11 KJV)
How do you reach out to prisoners?
UPMI sends booklists to prisoners, wardens and chaplains, which lists the books we have available to them free of charge. In addition, UPMI’s volunteers minister to prisoners by conducting Bible lessons and worship services. (John 17:20-26)
How do you send materials to inmates?
Inmates can only receive spiritual literature from a publisher. UPMI is a publisher and sends spiritual materials to prisoners worldwide. Because of the donations from those who want to see the Word of God spread through the prisons, UPMI is able to send to prisoners this life-changing literature free of charge.
How large is your ministry?
We have many volunteers throughout the world. UPMI’s home office, located in Verbena, Alabama has 8 to 11 workers / volunteers. (Isaiah 43:8-13 KJV)
Is it important for me to reach out to an ex-prisoner?
“…It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Luke 5:31-32 KJV). What’s more, “this righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:22-24 KJV).
What can I do as a volunteer?
Your time is always appreciated, regardless, if you help for a day or join for a lifetime. Our lives of service can have a tremendous impact on the communities around us. Matthew 5:16, “Let your light so shine.”
We have a volunteer form for those who live near our area. The following volunteer positions are currently available:
- Prayer Partner
- Monthly Partnership Program
- Bible Instructors (within the local area prison)
- Bible Lessons (Grade and/or distribute)
- Book Distribution
- Community Health & Wellness Missionary
- Better Living Center Instructor
- Media Center
- Office Assistant
What materials do you offer?
UPMI offers the following spiritual literature: What the Bible says, Bible lessons; and the books: The Marked Bible, Bible Readings, Keys to Happiness, The Desire of Ages, Bible Questions Answered, Hidden Treasures, Health & Happiness and America In Prophecy. A profile of all of the books we print are on our website www.upmi.org. (John 1:1-18 KJV)