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Reaching Prisoners with the Gospel of Christ
What is the ratio of U.S. residents presently incarcerated? Ô One of every 2,000? Ô One of every 1,000? Ô One of every 500?
ONE IN EVERY 131 U.S. CITIZENS IS INCARCERATED! nIncludes all Federal, State, and local jails nOver 2.3 Million Nationwide! nFrom 1976 to 2012 the number of those in prison has grown by almost 900%
What is ARM doing to evangelize in the prisons? zJoe Garman’s in-prison Bible Seminars zDonated 109,000+ Bibles in 2012 to jails zDonated over 28,000 Bible correspondence courses to prisoners in 2012 zDonated over 1,520 baptistries to prisons across the nation zDonates 4-5 million Christian greeting cards to prisons each year!
Joe Garman’s In-Prison Seminars
The Word of God Behind the Walls zIn 2012, ARM sent 109,000+ Bibles to prisons a day! zARM is the exclusive distribution center for all American Bible Society prison Bibles
Bible Study Courses Behind the Walls zWhat is an ARM American Bible Academy Course? z120 page bound Bible Study book yWritten by a Bible College professor yEach has 3 tests that ARM grades yCompletion certificates awarded yFree at
What does an ARM American Bible Academy Course book look like? Back Front
ARM Donates Baptistries to Prisons and Jails Over 1,520 ARM baptistries are serving the needs of prisoners in correctional facilities across the nation.
Communion Table Baptistries 55 Prisoners baptized on one day in Houston, TX
More than 450 baptized into Christ in one year in one Abilene, Texas prison!
Portable Baptistries z28 lbs.-- not big, BUT BIG ENOUGH! Folded
Portable Baptistries z594 baptized in Fayetteville, ARK in 2 years
A Missionary’s Answer to Prayer!
4-5 Million Christian Greeting Cards Per Year! zDonated by DaySpring z4-5 million cards sorted by ARM volunteers yearly zLabor Value: About $100,000 per year!
ARM Branch Ministries Overseas zArm Supports effective Christian ministries in Mexico, Russia, S. Korea, the Philippines, and Cambodia
YOU Can make a Difference! z34"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. z35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, z36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
If God Leads, Will You Help? z“I was in prison and you visited me.” zSponsor a Correspondence Course yOne student for one course - $8 y12 students for one course each - $96 zSponsor a Baptistry yCommunion Table $975 yPortable $795 z“I was hungry and you gave me food.” y$30 per month to support one girl
ARM Prison Outreach z Serving Prisoners and Chaplains since N. Main, Joplin, MO Mailing Address: PO Box 1490, Joplin, MO Phone Fax
zWe thank God for your prayers and your support!