"As an inmate, I have been the beneficiary of a Tabletalk subscription graciously provided by friends of Ligonier. I really, really have profited from this great gift. I'm learning so much and am growing in grace – and I've been sharing the truth of God's Word with those around me." —Michael
Ligonier is committed to carrying out the Great Commission by obeying Christ's command to "go and make disciples of all nations…teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:19,20). For two millenia these words have propelled Christians to carry the gospel to distant shores. This command should also prompt us to be active in our own cities and neighborhoods, sharing God's Word with unreached people in our midst who do not yet know Jesus.
One of the arenas in which the gospel most needs to be proclaimed is in our nation's jails, prisons, and correctional facilities. Every day we receive letters from Christian inmates who tell us of the unique spiritual challenges that confront believers behind bars. Non-Christian philosophies and worldviews occupy formidable footholds. False teaching is rampant. Biblically sound resources are scarce. Leaders often lack the training and materials that they need to reach their fellow prisoners.
At the same time, there is reason for hope. By His Spirit, God is awakening many prisoners to their need for Him. Lives are being changed by the gospel. There is a growing sense of spiritual hunger and a rising interest in the historic Christian faith. Many inmates attest that Jesus Christ has broken their spiritual chains and set them free. We are committed to aiding the spread of the gospel by making excellent biblical teaching available to inmates and prison chaplains. In the past, friends like you have supported this effort, enabling us to provide countless books, magazines, and other resources to inmates who could otherwise not afford them.
Our goal is to raise $4,000 to fund this effort by October 31, 2012. For a donation of $16, you are providing an inmate with much needed Bible study tools such as a subscription to Tabletalk magazine, a special-edition copy of The Reformation Study Bible, and other Reformed teaching resources.
"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free…So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." (John 8:32,36)
It is our hope that God will use these resources not only to impact the heart and mind of the prisoner receiving the study materials, but also to have an effect on their fellow inmates and their families.
We believe that God is at work raising up His church behind the walls of our nation's correctional institutions. We invite you to take part in this ministry as we launch our 2012 #Truth4Inmates campaign. Will you join us?
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