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Free at Last Prison Ministries: Distributing “Ministry from the Inside”, Book to Prisons by Mark Hunter
ohn and Andi Bayer are taking their Free at Last Prison Ministries to the next level.
For several decades the Baton Rouge couple has witnessed to thousands of prisoners across the state and nation, but now they want to reach every prison in America with at least one copy of a book they recently published, “Ministry from the Inside.” Russell Nestor, a man serving 35 years in a federal penitentiary, wrote the 250-page book by hand and the Bayers typed it up and had it printed. “We believe God has a special unconditional love for inmates,” John Bayer said. “Great men of God, such as Peter, Paul, Samson, James, John the Baptist, Joseph, and Jeremiah all were in jail.” “Men like David, Moses and Jacob were murderers, adulterers and thieves, but when they called on God and repented - God cleaned them up and used them mightily to advance his Kingdom forward,” Bayer said. “God is still calling inmates today - He still cleans them up and uses them in the ministry.” The book, also called “A Christian Inmate’s Manual,” details topics such as: humility, honesty, forgiveness, joy and other Christian values, or, in other words, how to have a good testimony while in prison. The Bayers printed 5,000 copies and have distributed 3,500, including 100 to the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary program at Angola. “We only have 1,500 left and we now have a workbook to go with it but we don’t have the funds to get it printed,” Bayer said. 14
December 2015 l Baton Rouge Christian Life Magazine
Published on Dec 1, 2015