Grateful To God- 2014 Kentucky Crusade

Mark 16:15–He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. “There is always someone who may be seeing me for the first time, I owe him my best.”-  Joe DiMaggio Dear Friends and Family,     I am gearing up for my 6th Crusade with the Saints Prison Ministry!  Tomorrow morning 3 other Saints from the Peoria area and I are leaving for…

July 30, 2014

Using France to put it in Perspective

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? –Romans 10:14“Awards mean a lot, but they don’t say it all.  The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics.”-  Ernie Banks *France has a population of around 64,000,000 people.  **They have…

July 25, 2014

Terre Haute

Matthew 25:39-40-  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Now there’s three things you can do in a baseball game: You can win or you can lose or it can rain. –  Casey Stengel What a great…

July 17, 2014

Email from Corky

This is an email shared by a good friend, Saints teammate, and mentor.  Going to prison to serve isn’t the same when Corky isn’t there!  We have missed his friendship and leadership so far this year but this it is encouraging to know that he is still praying for us!  Hey guys….   Greetings from Arizona! I know each of you are super-pumped right now as you get ready for this…

July 11, 2014

Looking at the Back of the Bus

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12–  Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.  But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.  Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.  But how can one keep warm alone?  Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.  A cord of three strands is not…

July 10, 2014

How to send your old softball/baseball glove to prison

Acts 20:35-  In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ “He’s not at his locker yet, but four guys are over there interviewing his glove.” – Rex Barney to reporters looking to interview Brooks Robinson after the 1970 World SeriesMost prisons have…

July 3, 2014