CHRISTIAN ENDEAVORS NEWS RELEASE - February 28, 2002

Dear Friends of Christian Endeavors:

The weather here in Dixie is erratic, to say the least. One day it's warm, the next day it's cold, with snow on the ground. It is cold today, but the sun is shining brightly, and holds the promise of a warmer day. Where ever you are at in this world, we hope and pray for the best for you. We give thanks to God daily for all of you.

We were privileged to receive a call from Jackie Lehman, who is incarcerated at Rockville, Indiana. I have corresponded with Jackie for over a year, but to finally hear her voice brought her to life, so to speak. Delyse was equally impressed. Jackie, keep on keeping on, little sister, and you can be certain He will never leave you, nor forsake you. He is there in the bad times, as well as the good.

We also heard from Melissa Weaver, a dear sister at Gatesville, Texas. She has Shelly Lewis as a bunkie. Shelly  is the cousin to Kevin Varner, a good friend in Texas, whom I met as a result of prison work. Melissa, I sent you a book c/o the Chaplain's office. You said Shelly had received her copy, so I'm sure you will get yours also. Read the book, Melissa, and then write me and tell me what you think of it. Pay close attention to the chapters dealing with Dysfunctional Behavior and Overcoming Abuse. Remember, if you walk with God you will never be lost.

We also heard from our friend Laura, in Evansville. She says Angela has been going to Church and learning some things she did not know. Angela was released from Rockville to house arrest. Pray for her. She has much to overcome.

We also heard from Wallace Smith, in the County Jail at Columbia, Tennessee. He had read the book and made comments. Glen Mayfield will accompany me for our first visit with this man. After Glen retires he is hoping to establish regular contact with the inmates at Columbia.

Many thanks to the P.A.T.R.I.C.K. C.R.U.S.A.D.E. for sponsoring books for inmates in the states of Alabama and North Carolina. If my math is correct, that puts the book in 42 states. Remember folks, we do not solicit donations, but sell books free to inmates. The book can be reviewed at http://comminities,msn.com/christianendeavors Our postage expense is increasing with the number of inmates
we write and send books to. It cost $1.33 to send the book at book rate delivery. Currently we are spending in excess of $150.00 per month, just on postage. We are not complaining, and would not have it any other way. Books can be sponsored by printing out the order form at the above web site, fill it out and remit it, along with your check. We will mail the books directly to you, or send them to inmates of your choice. Your name or Ministry name can be written in the sponsorship box. We believe it is a wise investment, and good stewardship of your money. We know inmates read this book, thus they are being exposed to the Gospel. If they are influenced for the good, you will be a part of that influence. That is how we lay up for ourselves treasures in Heaven.

Please pray for those mentioned above. They, and millions more just like them, are considered the lowest on the social scale. In the eyes of God they are souls in need of a Savior. He died for them as well as for you and me. He loves them and is "no respecter of persons." Also, pray for Noel Cain, from way down under. He has had surgery for skin cancer. He says he looks like "Scarface Malone."

To the ladies at Gatesville and Rockville, I would like to say, keep on keeping on, and when the way looks dark and dreary, that is the time to look up for He is only a heart beat, a short prayer away. He will never leave you, nor forsake you. He will always be there.

Yours Because of A Cross,

Roy Ellsworth
l Cor. 16:23
...Do Right, Serve God, And Be Ready When Jesus Comes!...

Christian Endeavors
A Worldwide Prison Ministry
PO Box 463
Centerville, Tennessee 37033
1-931-729-7111
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