Dear Timothy’s Gift Supporters,
Hard to believe but our very first prison visit happened almost one year ago today! Recently we received a letter from an inmate in southern Florida who had this to say, “I think of Timothy’s Gift often. Thanks for coming to Martin CI. I can’t wait to show you all the Walk Thru the Bible hand signs you taught us! I think I can do them all backwards! Just two weeks ago one of my bunkmates here in confinement was asking me questions about Genesis. I felt so good and confident as I explained the story to him. Thank you for carrying your cross!”
Our current plans have us leaving Nashville for Florida on Wednesday, August 3. During the following ten days we are scheduled to take a variety of programs into eight institutions, giving us the opportunity to visit with over 400 inmates. Posters are going up and inmates are becoming excited. To cover all travel & administrative cost and materials (each inmate receives a beautiful workbook which we are required to purchase from Walk Thru the Bible), takes $18.74 per inmate. As you can see, the cost is substantial.
In addition to it being our First Anniversary, we are also reminded as we prepare for our August 3rd departure that the economy has impacted nearly everyone. Although it has been a difficult decision, we have decided that we must raise $3000 of the total required ($7496) prior to our departure or we’ll need to cancel our August tour. Would you give special consideration this month to contributing to Timothy’s Gift for this cause? If so, please let us know your intent via return email or going directly to the website www.timothysgift.com where you can donate online. On Monday, August 1, John and I will convene again, make our final decision, and let you know what we hope will be the positive results!!!
As always, thanks to all of you for your prayers, support and encouragement.
John Starnes & Ron Miller