Volume 11 Issue 07
I was in prison and you visited me – Matt. 25:36b
Jeremiah Prison Ministry We are serving him by serving them! ”His mercy endures forever” Psalm 106:1
We are busy, busy, busy! I had a great time in Delaware visiting my daughters and grandchildren, never long enough. Leah, our granddaughter had a great birthday. Although, I came home with an upper respiratory infection, gave it to my family there and gave it to Tom. There is nothing like sharing your illness with family!
It took Tom & I several weeks to recoup from the virus. We made every effort In the beginning of June to attend our grandson, Andy’s high school graduation in Delaware.
Tom & Monica
While I was in Delaware I got word that Joplin, MO had a devastating F-5 tornado that destroyed 1/3 of the town. We have been through the section of the city that was destroyed numerous times and has a special place in our heart as the general headquarters for the Pentecostal Church of God is located in the southern portion of Joplin. We are affliated with the PCG, the offices and college were spared but one of our four churches in Joplin was destroyed. The largest PCG church in Joplin and National Mission Dept are working with FEMA to bring relief in the devastation. Its people uniting together! Please pray for everyone across our nation and world that have been displaced because of the storms.
Inside this issue: We are busy…...
Pray for everyone displaced
Pastor Tom’s Preaching Corner 3-4
By the time you receive this newsletter we will be on the road heading to Dallas, TX to the Biannual General Convention of the Pentecostal Church of God. It will be busy with board meetings, committee meetings, breakout sessions, missions service, ministries service and business meeting. Tom & I help on the registration committee. It will go by so fast I know my head will be spinning. We will leave on Saturday the 18th from Somerset, PA (going to the prison on 17th then TX). We will be coming back home in the beginning of July, pray for us for travel mercies.
Special points of interest: • Our Mission & Our Vision. • You are an extended hand. • 11 years in prison ministry! • Traveled 18,821 miles in 2010
Our Mission & Our Vision OUR MISSION..........To help men in prison reach their fullest in the Lord. WHAT WE DO.....… Ministering to their spirit, soul and body, through one on one mentoring as their spiritual advisor and friend. HOW WE BEGAN......... Jeremiah Prison Ministry began on November 30, 1999, and was birth out of a bond for a young man that made a wrong choice in life OUR VISION……. To be able to go into the prison chapels without the inmates having to take us off their visiting list. “With God all things are possible!”
Loved by An Unchanging God by Max Lucado The plans of the LORD stand firm forever. PSALM 33:11 God will always be the same. No one else will. Lovers call you today and scorn you tomorrow. Companies follow pay raises with pink slips. Friends applaud you when you drive a classic and dismiss you when you drive a dud. Not God. God is “always the same” (Psalm 102:27). With him “there is no variation or shadow due to change” (James 1:17). Catch God in a bad mood? Won’t happen. Fear exhausting his grace? A sardine will swallow the Atlantic first. Think he’s given up on you? Wrong. Did he not make a promise to you? “God is not a human being, and he will not lie. He is not a human, and he does not change his mind. What he says he will do, he does. What he promises, he makes come true” (Numbers 23:19). He’s never sullen or sour, sulking or stressed. His strength, truth, ways, and love never change. He is “the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). And because he is, the Lord “will be the stability of your times” (Isaiah 33:6). God’s plans will never change, because he makes his plans in complete knowledge. Forget hopeful forecasting. He declares “the end from the beginning” (Isaiah 46:10). Nothing takes him by surprise. “The plans of the Lord stand firm forever” (Psalm 33:11). The cross will not lose its power. The blood of Christ will not fade in strength. . . . “The Lord Almighty has spoken—who can change his plans? When his hand moves, who can stop him?” (Isaiah 14:27). God never changes. —IT’S NOT ABOUT ME Father God, it is such a comfort to know that you never change. Your grace and your love are inexhaustible. You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. You know the beginning of life to the end. Your power never grows weak, and your truth always stands firm. Your plans will never alter. You remain the same forever. We can count on your unfailing mercy. We praise your everlasting name, amen.
Going past the prison walls to take the Love of Jesus.
Their Redeemer is strong; the Lord of hosts is His name. Jeremiah 50:34 Whatever the Lord pleases He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deep places. Psalm 135:6 Trust in the Lord forever, for in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength. Isaiah 26:4
The above chapter excerpt is taken from a portion of “Live Loved” by Max Lucado
Volume 11 Issue 07
Cost & Population of PA DOC
The above chart & information looks a little bit out of proportion due to the fact of the increasing prison population and the so called cuts. For approximately 2.1 inmates there is 1 doc employee. The prison system is missing the point to reform, retrain and release inmates so they will be productive citizens. Continue to pray for prison reform for inmates to be released not retained. The cycle needs to change!
Pastor Tom’s Preaching Corner STAY IN THE HOUSE God’s desire is to protect us and push back the hand of the enemy from our life. God told Rahab if she believed on the Lord, everyone in her House would be saved. If we will stay in the House of God everyone in our families will be saved. In Psalm 122:1, David said, “I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the House of the Lord.” There is something about going to the House of the Lord that will lift your spirit and encourage you. Some breakthroughs you cannot receive until you stay in the House. You are not as strong by yourself as you are with others in the power of agreement. There are some situations that you cannot overcome by yourself. There is an anointing when God’s people get into His House. When we join our faith with other believers, we have supernatural strength. Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “…a threefold cord is not easily broken.” The enemy has a way of overpowering us when we are by ourselves. We are not perfect people, but we strengthen each other. In 2nd Chronicles 5 the Word tells us that all the singers and musicians were in one accord. Because of their agreement the power of God shook that place and God’s power fell. Anytime there is agreement between believers, the enemy will be defeated. God tells us not to be unequally yoked. (2nd Corinthians 6:14) He knew if you associate with people that are not in agreement with His word, nothing would work out. The enemy’s plan is to get you to compromise your walk with the Lord. Continued pg 4
loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us." 1 Thessalonians 2:8
Stay in the House Joshua 2:1, 4, 12-13, 19, 21 NKJV Now Joshua the son of Nun sent out two men from Acacia Grove to spy secretly, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” So they went, and came to the house of a harlot named Rahab, and lodged there.
Jeremiah Prison Ministry I was in prison and you visited me – Matt. 25:36b
Revs. Thomas & Monica Cohee 128 Conodoguinet Mobile Estates Newville, PA 17241 Phone: 717-776-3535 Fax: 717-776-3235 Email: email@example.com
To Our Family & Friends We love you!
WE’RE ON THE WEB WWW. JEREMIAHPRISONMINISTRY. COM 11 YEARS OF PRISON MINISTRY AN OUTREACH OF MARTINSBURG CHRISTIAN CENTER
Pastor Tom’s preaching corner continued Stay in the House There is the tendency when trouble comes for people to run away from God. Make up your mind to stay in the house of the Lord and everything will be alright. Psalm 91 says, If you dwell in the shelter of the most high and abide in the shadow of the almighty, God will be your refuge and your strength. The enemy wants to: Lure you from your place of safety. Get you offended and out of your place of blessing. This is your day to make a decision to Stay In The House of The Lord!
You are an Extended Hand and a vital part of this ministry. Together we are making a difference with Jesus Christ, taking life to a dark place! We go because you send us. Thank You so much!
Joshua 2:1, 4, 12-13, 19, 21 NKJV
Prayer Corner There Is Power In Prayer
Hebrews 13:5b “Jesus will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Pray for Kevin, Chris, Mike, Domingo, Michael, Frank, Tom, & Doug that God blesses them financially above and beyond their expectations. They faithfully stay in touch with us.
Pray for Randall V. in prison falsely accused of a crime. Pray for Larry, Lewis, Corey, Bob, Greg, & Eric for favor to receive commutation. Believe with us for them for a miracle with God’s favor. Pray for Jeremiah as we continue to believe for a miracle for his release. Pray for continued healing for Larry, Bob, Corey & Harvey. Leah will be 16 on the 23rd. She is now in the 11th grade! She remains cancer free 6 years & is now in the survivor’s clinic! God is so faithful & continues to hear our prayers! Pray for our grandson, Andy no surgery needed, God is good! Andy graduates June 2nd. Pray for my daughter, Vickie, her thyroid condition has improved. Pray for our son in law Dale very urgent God knows the need! Pray for Terri & Tayler they are doing much better with grief but still miss Alan. Pray for my brother Norman. Pray for the Salvation of every man, woman, boy and girl not saved in this world. Our prayers are heard! Please pray for all the inmates, their families, our nation, our leaders, our military and their families. Pray for reform in the prison system, for lives to be changed & a spiritual renewal across this land with men, women, boys & girls being touched. Pray for Bill our dear friend who goes with us to some of the prisons and his wife Rose for restored health. Pray for Dotty another dear friend in prison ministry, for restored health. Pray for us for strength and wisdom in all that we do, for Tom & Monica to stay cancer free & healthy to do God‘s work.