This year will be our seventh year in Texas! Jean and I continue to minister in prisonsand at Celebrate Recovery at Temple Bible Church. Jake is finishing his Associates
Degree at Temple College.
The summers are dry and hot and we live in a wooded area. Because of the drought
and warm weather there are more bugs and snakes this summer. We recently saw two
rattlesnakes. One was on our back porch. Jake was bite by a scorpion our first year in
Morgans Point. Does this qualify us as true missionaries?
Woodman State Jail has been our main focus the past two years, and it is an incredible
place! It is the intake facility for all the women coming into Gatesville. Every
Wednesday night, 130 women pack the largest room available in the jail for our study.
We just finished the book of Ruth: "The Rescue." Dee Brestin does a fantastic teaching
relating Ruth to the women in white; DU filmed it at Woodman, and now it is available
to other ministries. The room is too crowded for the small group, but the large group
sharing is amazing. The women pray for each other, encourage each other and care for
This month was the graduation for the women at the First Faith Based Dorm - Woodman
State Jail. Fifty women went through the program and will go out into population. Jean
and I participated in their celebration.
Recently DU received a letter from the inmate Chaplain's assistant. It contained four
letters of thanks. One was to you are faithful supporters.
To those who donate:
I am currently living in the Faith Based Dorm at Woodman State Jail in Gatesville, TX. I never would have dreamed how enriched my life would be through the programs offered here. Even before I moved into the dorm Linda, Terry and Jean were familiar faces. They often did church services and sponsored the Celebrate Recovery program.
Discipleship Unlimited blessed us with gifts of music, books and other resources to enrich our lives. DU sponsors frequent crusades with amazing speakers all who care about us and overlook the fact that we are in white. They don't judge us for our past and they see what we are becoming.
Discipleship Unlimited brings us hope and joy during this desperate time in our lives.
Please allow me to say thank you for your donations. You are helping us better our lives.
We as a staff and team of volunteers also thank you for your prayers and support. Your gifts make it possible for us to equip those who are being trained as inmate leaders. This is a sweeping move of God.