“I never thought I would end up here, but here I am. My parents told me a thousand times that God had a plan for all of us. So I had to hit rock bottom so I can get reconnected with Him. I was wondering if you have any books or literature to help me along my path to reconnect with God. Thank you.”
Mark, prisoner in California.
100,000 newly printed UPMI Bible Study guides delivered to UPMI World Headquarters. Praise the Lord!
I would first like to thank you for all you do for inmates. It means a lot to get mail and when every word is full of truth, love, mercy and grace this means hope of eternal life for people like me. I am currently waiting on a court date and I think it’s going to be a while. I have been thinking to learn all I can about my Lord and Savior in this time. Thank you for providing the materials to assist me in achieving this goal of learning how to walk a closer walk with God and being obedient enough to share with others who would like to walk this walk as well.
Christopher, in Florida
My name is Craig and I am housed at the El Dorado Correctional Facility in El Dorado, Kansas. I have recently given my life to serve Jesus. There is a lot that I don’t know and don’t understand about God’s word, the Bible. A fellow inmate has the book Bible Answers and I was so impress with the book that I must have one of my own. I believe that this book will be of unmeasurable benefit to my knowledge and understanding. I would also love to enroll in your Bible study correspondence in which I heard you offer. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter. And may God bless your ministry to continue blessing us inmates in which so many speak highly of your assistance and commitment in helping the incarcerated reach a higher understanding of our God in such a godless world.
Craig, prisoner in Kansas
The first person to receive the new UPMI Bible study guides: Jessica stated she loved what she is seeing. Please keep these study guides in your prayers as we distribute them throughout to spread the gospel message.
Brother Bland (right) holds up the new UPMI Study Guides.
Hello UPMI, it is very good to be writing you all! My name is Auton. I am an inmate here at Bibb County Jail and I’ve been here going on a year now. I am a man of God and I truly love the Lord in spite of my sins. I have come to learn that Brother Bland along with the UPMI team loves the Lord and the inmates as well. I just wanted to take the time out personally by saying thank you! Thank you for doing what Christ would do concerning us inmates. We’re hungry, we thirst, and you have been feeding us the word of God, which has given people like me miraculous faith and comfort to continue doing my time in peace. I am truly doing time with the Lord. Thanks to UPMI and all the spiritual food you are providing through the wonderful books and inspiring ministry we highly look forward too. Thanks again for visiting us, thanks again for feeding God’s flock in spite of our sins.
Yours Brother in Christ
Auton, prisoner in Alabama
Richard Bland (left), UPMI founder receiving Lifetime Achievement Award. Tuesday, 1/10/2016 at the Advent Convention in Tucson, Arizona
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 been added to The Kingdom as a result of your unselfish and dedicated service. We will give honor to Our God for Ministering Through You during a Ceremony on Tuesday Morning, January 10, 2017 at 8:30 AM in the Arizona Ballroom during the Adventist Ministries Convention in Tucson, Arizona. Please arrive 15 minutes early. We will be pleased to present your Award at that time. We will make arrangements to send your Award Should you not be unable to attend.
Thank you for your (continued) Service!
J. Alfred Johnson II, Director of Adult Ministries
North American Division
Administrative Assistant for
Elder J. Alfred Johnson, II
North American Division Adult Ministries
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 advance for your efforts in spreading the Gospel. God bless.”
Senior Chaplain Rene Carmouche at the Raymond Laborde Correctional Center in Cottonport, Louisiana.