CLI just received 3 pallets of 2,500 shipping boxes in Raleigh. That’s about a six month supply! We praise God for our partners who supply our every need!
“The virgin shall conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, God with us” Matthew 1:23
This year Christian Library International is celebrating the coming of Emmanuel, God with us. When others can’t be near prisoners to encourage them during this Christmas season, we know that God is able. Because of Him, so far this year 900 inmates have been given victory over the grave. One of those inmates is Jesse.
“In August of this year, I attempted to take my life. While sitting in the hole on suicide watch, I read a book by Lee Strobel, The Case for Christ. It really put everything into a new perspective for me. Since then, I’ve just turned everything over to God and accepted whatever He has in store for me. Right now, its just one day at a time but I’m striving to be a better person and Christian. Its not easy, even in here, but it’s a task that I want to do. I know that without Jesus in my life, I will keep failing over and over again.” Jesse
Praise God this prisoner has been set free from Satan’s tyranny! CLI would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and ask that as you celebrate Jesus this season, you join us in thanking Him for the mighty work of salvation He has done in the lives of the inmates that we serve!
O come, thou rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny
From depths of Hell thy people save
And give them victory o’er the grave
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel
Standing on the Promises of God – June 2017
Cody (in red) standing on the newly arrived CLI Large Print Bibles.
Pictured are Jeremy, Frank, Steve, Cody and Anders.
CLI’s Large Print Bibles Give Hope
June 1, 2017 – Last week we received a blessing of large print CLI Bibles—7,000 to be exact. The text size makes them easier to read, and the New Living Translation makes them easier to understand. Soft cover Bibles are welcome in every jail and prison in the country.
When Tyndale produced these CLI Bibles, they also offered to print the CLI gospel tract on the inside front and back covers at no cost.
Join us in praying that these CLI Bibles will forever change lives, just as our CLI Bible did for Theresa in Florida, who was given one by her cellmate.
“No words can give you hope, love, and encouragement like the word of God,” she writes. “I especially appreciate this large print edition. It is only now, when God has placed me in a mandatory position to ‘Be still,’ that I am hungry for His word, His promises, and His love.”
We praise God for the generous donors who made purchasing these Bibles possible!
See the 2016 CLI Annual Report
See the latest Annual Report. 2016 was a wonderful year and a great blessing to the inmates we serve!
See this special CLI Video for a 1 minute overview of our ministry
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See how CLI touched two lives in prison
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Here’s a brief look at CLI from the beginning in 1996 to the present. God’s hand is clearly on this ministry and the people in prison we serve. View the CLI Milestones.
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