EMMAUS PRISON MINISTRY
We offer correspondence Bible courses through the mail to inmates of prisons and local jails. Inmates can study right in their cell and when finished, the courses are returned for grading and encouraging notes. We partner with local ministries and chaplains to reach hundreds of thousands of inmates each year.
WHAT IS THE NEED?
1 in every 32 adults in the US are in prison or on probation.
Emmaus Worldwide sends out nearly 115,000 courses per year for prison use, but there are over 1.5 million people in US prisons (as of year end 2023 according to www.bjs.gov).
MESSAGE FROM A PRISON MINISTRY AUTHOR
“I do not know of any more fertile ground for the gospel in all of the United States than our jails and prisons . . .
. . . I often ask them, ‘How many of you would have given me two minutes of your time when you were out on the streets?’ The answer, almost always, is none of them. . ."
– Lennie Spitale
". . . It is a rare week that we don’t find at least one prisoner reporting that he or she has been born again as a result of the Emmaus courses. . .”
– Bill Atkinson, North Carolina Director
HOW ARE MY DONATED FUNDS USED?
Emmaus Worldwide uses donations to subsidize the cost of Emmaus Courses for prisoners. Without this support, Prison Coordinators would not be able to afford giving so many courses to inmates.
The Prison Ministry would not exist if it weren't for your support through prayer, time, and donations!
“Recently other inmates who aren’t very knowledgeable of the Bible have come up to me asking me questions about certain aspects of God’s Word. Thanks to these correspondence courses I’ve been able to help them find the answers to those questions in the Word. Praise God!”
"Men Who Met the Master has really helped me during a tremendous struggle in my life. Being incarcerated allows me plenty of opportunity to show my respects to God by being faithful and obedient around other men and women that have been looked down on. I anxiously await the next course.”
“Thank you so much for grading this and sending my results back. I am growing and growing every day with God! I was 12 years old when I got saved. When I was 18 years old I dedicated my life to Christ. Then I got into the wrong crowd and messed up my life. I am now fixing my life! I really love the verse John 3:16. The very best verse ever! The heavenly Father is with me forever and always. I have faith and Christ in my heart.”
DONATE NOW AND IMPACT PRISONERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR CHRIST!
Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law and will be acknowledged with a donation receipt. Donations are made with the understanding that Emmaus Worldwide has complete control and administration over the use of all donations.