Dear UPMI,

"First, I want to thank you for the work you are all doing. Thank you for taking the time out of your life and work to read this letter.  I am asking for two things, first I need you to pray for me.  I ask for forgiveness from the Lord Jesus Christ.  Second, I need a book that you give out, Bible Answers.  I have many years to be locked up, but I am ok with it. God is using me where I am.  Thank God."

Keith, prisoner in Virginia



"Me and the brothers were truly blessed to see you come to hear me speak this Monday.  A number of inmates have conveyed to me that they were encouraged by my testimony, but also shocked at my past violent behavior simply because they can't see a sign of the old man in me.  That only shows how far the Lord has brought me.  I plan to continue to tell of the things God has delivered me from.  There are some who's headed in the wrong path who need to hear it.  To God be the glory!"

Bernard prisoner in Alabama

Dear UPMI,


"After finding and reading your book, Bible Answers I am intrigued as to what other titles you may offer. While reading Bible Answers many of my long-held beliefs were confirmed as well as a lot of questions answered.  It has been so refreshing to read a Bible-related book that actually teaches the Bible!  My eyes were first drawn to part IX, The Sabbath.  I believe we should keep the Sabbath in honor of our creator and that the Sabbath, as part of the moral law, is just as binding to Christians as the law. Thou shalt not steal! Having passed my initial test.  I don't trust those who think to change God's law (Malachi 3:6 and Daniel 7:25).  I began to read other sections of interest.  I now use "Bible Answers as part of my daily studies.  I would like to ask for a list of your materials and I thank you for your ministr​y."

Terry, prisoner in Texas

Dear Christian Friends,


"I just read Keys to Happiness and Steps to Christ.  I think this is one of the best publications I have read.  I like how they put the pictures in the text and how they put in scripture references.  I will pass this on for others to read.  I read my Bible.  These books agree with the Bible. Some things published do not agree 100% with the Bible. Thank you for publishing this."


 Vincent, prisoner in Arizona

"I just want to say thank you so much for all your help.  I received my books and lessons.  I pray that you and all of your staff stay safe. May God watch over you and bless all that you do." 


David, inmate in Virginia.

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State of Missouri

Department of Corrections

Dear Friend,

"Thank you for your donation to our chapel. It is organizations and individuals such as yourself that
enable us to minister effectively to the men at Farmington Correctional Center. The men here really
enjoy the books. Please know that your donation will be put to good use in the manner you intended.
The material you have sent us bring peace and joy to men who have very little of those precious gifts.
Thank you again for your help and care. Your kindness is a blessing to many men."


Chaplain Gene Abrams

Farmington, MO




"I just received the Bible and the book, Bible Questions Answered. I really appreciate it because it came at a time when I was feeling down. I just recently broke my leg. Receiving the two books is a light at the end of the tunnel. I’m sending back this order sheet, hoping I could still get those other books. Again, I thank you and God bless you for what you are doing!" 


Huston, North Carolina



Dear UPMI,

"I want to thank you for your ministry for inmates! Thank you for the Bible studies and book. I will keep you in my prayers so that you can continue to change lives. These Bible study courses will strengthen my walk with my Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you very much and God bless you. I love you in Jesus name!" 


Ockman, Texas



"I am just writing you to let you know that your book, Bible Answers has really been a blessing to me as a Christian. This book has really given me peace and understanding. This book has really helped me in my Bible class homework as well. I just want to say thank you very much for sending this book to me, because it has made me so grateful. As I was reading it, I came to part 8 of the book and I really like this part because it teaches me about my prayer life and how to meditate on God more. I can consider myself truly blessed by your book. Thank you very much!" 






“I thank you for your kind hearts and your time to look after God’s lost sheep. Thank you for sending me your material.”




Inmate in Wisconsin.

Greetings Brethren,

As a fellow Christian, I ask for support in this dark and painful time of my life. I would appreciate
any spiritual materials you can send, and Bible study materials. I would like to express my gratitude for
the production of “Bible Answers”. It has been a useful tool in my personal meditation on the Gospel
and in fellowshipping with other inmates.

May the Lord Bless You!




I thank God first of all for giving me this opportunity to write this letter and a praise report of
testimony. I am doing a study on the Sabbath. Well, on the way to the dayroom my cellmate passed by
the trash can and found a Bible Answers book in it. He took it out and went over it and found out that it
was a treasure and kept it. He told me that there was a lot of information about the Sabbath in that
book. It was God, and it is God that sent that book at the right time when I needed it for more
information. It was awesome. The Bible Answers book really helped me. I’d like this book for myself.
What I would like from you all is that if you can help me get one of your Bible Answer Books. I would

really appreciate it if you sent me one. I will always have you in my prayers. I love you all and the entire
UPMI. May the Lord continue to bless you in a mighty way.






"This is the best Bible correspondence course I have ever seen, without a doubt! I have passed this
information on to everyone in this unit that would like to participate.
Good job folks!"




Oklahoma City, OK



"God Bless you and may He prosper all the work of your hands! First, I would like to thank you for all the
materials you provide inmates so that the love of God, through Jesus Christ, can be made manifest. The
importance of knowing, following, obeying and believing our Father in heaven, His Son, the Holy Spirit
and the Word of God is vital to survival! I believe my reason for being here at C.C.D.C. is for a higher
purpose in the Lord. These past, almost 2 years, have not only been a spiritual awakening, but my life
has been changed from now until eternity! I know that, as I receive the truth, I will be a Christian for the
rest of my life. I am a new creature in Christ!
I believe God can change things, situations and people, and it is an honor to give $10.00 to your ministry
to change a person from crime to Christ.
Believing God for ALL things"




Las Vegas, NV


Hello My Christian Family,

"Before I start, I would like say thanks for sending me the book, “Desire of Ages.” The way Richard and
Carolyn reach out to people, and provides them with this awesome book is a blessing. I want to thank
them for doing a remarkable job. By sending me spiritual material, I am able to keep my mind focused
on God. While I am in here or out there, I am glad I have found God and you all to guide me in the right
direction and make the right choices in life. I don’t want to come back to this place ever in my life. As
long as I have the Lord Jesus, I know I won’t be back. You all have really shown me LOVE! Without me
finding God and United Prison Ministries, I would be lost. Since being rescued by my spiritual family, my
whole body feels different with God being first. It is sad to say this, but it took me coming to jail to find
Jesus. I now know you can find God anywhere. I have learned you cannot run or hide from God. God can
find you wherever you are, but you have to want Him. I ran and ran. I was scared, but when I started
going to church, reading the Bible and talking with other spiritual people, I was able to let go and let
God. Now look at me. My whole day is about JESUS. I now understand that without Him, we can’t make
it. I don’t like using the word can’t, because I have learned you can do anything if you put your mind
and soul in it and that is what I do. That is why I want to thank you brothers and sisters for accepting me
when I didn’t have anyone. I love you all and hope I hear from you soon."


Your Brother in Christ



Attica, NY

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

"First, I have an ear infection and you don’t get good medical attention here. However, I sit for
hours at a time doing my studies and it seems to make my ear stop hurting. Secondly, I
appreciate your wide range of Bible books for scriptures. In fact, I have reacquainted myself
with many books I had forgotten about in the Old Testament. I simply did not read [the Old
Testament] as much as I read the New Testament. Also, the study as a whole was very
I have one request. Can you please return my study so that I may use them for future
reference? There are many things in there, I did not know and they were in the Bible all the
This study has made me aware of my need to read my Bible more each day. Even if I don’t
know all the cross-references and similar scriptures, there is so much to [learn] by reading it
each day.

For that, I thank you, but mostly I thank God that He used these studies to open my eyes to a
lot of things. God loves me so much. He has taken such good care of me in here. He is here
with me each day, giving me hope and most of all He gives me comfort. As unworthy as I am,
that makes every little thing He does for me that more special. I am incapable of loving Him the
way He deserves to be loved, but I tell Him every day how much I love Him with all my HEART.
He is my Father and I am His child, and that’s all that matters. Again, I thank you for the love."




Dallas, TX



"Hello, I just wanted to write a few lines to let you know how thankful I am for your "Bible Answers" book.  So very grateful for your helping hand. It really means alot to me. Thank you and may God continue to bless you and shower you with His love." 




inmate in Arkansas.



"I just want to thank you for my "Bible Answers" book, what a treasure! If you have any devotionals for women or a list of material, please send it to me. Thanks again."




inmate in Georgia.




"I am being released Friday.  But I want to continue my walk with the Lord. Please  send the book, "Bible Answers" to my address in Georgia.  Thank you so much." 




inmate in Georgia.



The importance of Pen Pal ministry

We are so thankful to our Pen Pal volunteers who bless so many inmates especially during this trying time when many do not receive visitation. 


"Hello, my name is Sharday and I found your address in this book, "Bible Answers."  I need someone to talk to.  I tried God, but I think He doesn't care.  Sometimes I want to give up.  I am tired of crying.  I am tired of being alone.  I don't know what to do anymore.  I have no family.  Why has God given up on me?" 


Sharday, i


nmate in  Florida.

This inmate has been contacted by our loving Pen Pal Team and has received our literature.  She now knows that God loves her too!  This changes lives! This opens the door for the loving Holy Spirit to speak to their hearts to receive the Word of God!

NYC Dept of Corrections letter to UPMI