Prisoners Grateful for 40+-Year-Old Ministry
Mission Possible, one of the most effective and enduring prison ministries reports that its founder, Chaplain Allan Woody has passed away. His wife, Jo, is assembling a team to carry it on. Operated for over 40 years out of Inverness, Florida, thousands of prisoners have been reached with the gospel in dozens of prisons.
Jo writes in the ministry newsletter: “The work is going great. I’ve sent out literally thousands of tracts, hundreds of books and Bibles —in fact, just today, I sent twelve big boxes to a new chaplain in Oklahoma. He works in the Assessment Center and gets to meet every man (a 1,500 facility) who is admitted there. He told me he also has twenty young men who are on fire for the Lord and need Chick tracts to pass out in their pods and on the yard.”
Prisoners are often ripe for the gospel because they know they are sinners. When they hit bottom in a cell, they begin examining the fruits of their lives and realize something is missing. If a no-nonsense gospel tract is at hand, the Holy Spirit can use it to meet their new-felt need.
Mission Possible received a special letter from a prison, thanking her for tracts and Bibles. It contained a page of signatures from grateful prisoners.
If you would like to help supply tracts to prison ministries like Mission Possible, Chick Publications maintains a Prison Fund where Chick customers can help. Just mark your donation for the Chick Prison Fund and 100% of it will go to put tracts into the prisons. Unfortunately, we are not authorized to give tax deductable receipts, but some are able to donate through their church and receive tax credit.
A friend of mine who is in prison in Florida read the book One Thing You Can’t Do In Heaven by Mark Cahill. He was so excited. He told me that he gives a tract to one guy and tells him, “Hey, do me a favor, when you’re done, give the tract to another guy and tell that guy to come see me,” and they do! They love those tracts.