National Association of Christian Ministers
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National Association of Christian Ministers

Answering His Call to Advance the Gospel and Unite the Body of Christ.

Writing Letters to Inmates

Often, ministers get stuck inside the boundless of thinking about ministerial opportunities in terms of traditional limitations such as serving as pastors or missionaries, or in local churches.  Yet, the world is full of possibilities for ministry if you are interested in "thinking outside the box".  One nontraditional approach is to write letters to inmates in prison. This is an opportunity to serve the Lord without ever having to leave your home.

At the close of 2008, there were 1,610,446 sentenced prisoners in the United Sates.  This figure does not include those awaiting trial, or in county jails.  Those numbers were estimated in 2009 to be 767,620, with 87.1% representing the male population, and 12.9% the female. On average, 12.8 million people are placed in jails in the US per year causing the majority of county jails to operate at 90% of their capacity.

Death Row According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics:

  • In 2009, 52 inmates were executed: 24 in Texas; 6 in Alabama; 5 in Ohio; 3 each in Georgia, Oklahoma, and Virginia; 2 each in Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee; and 1 each in Indiana and Missouri.
  • The executions were by lethal injection and electrocution.
All of these figures add up to real people who have made real mistakes with their lives.  Some are serving 1-5 year sentences, others life sentences, and still others who have no hope of ever being released.  Imagine the difference you could make in the life of one of these people if you began to write letters telling them about our blessed hope in Christ.
How to Make Contact With Prisoners

If you would like to speak with someone within our organization about this area of ministry, you may contact:

David Basham 

or

 
 
 Below are links to more information.  Please note that by clicking them you will be leaving our website:

To contact the Death Row Support Project by mail, write to:
PO BOX 600
Liberty Mills, IN 46946
You may also call 260-982-7480


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