2013 Support Letter

Here is my 2013 Support Letter.  If you are not on my mailing list please let me know by sending me an email to tgibson62@gmail.com

If you wish to give online to the ministry, please visit www.saintsprisonministry.org and click on “Donate”.

Dear Friends and Family,

With the football season over, it is now time for me to start looking forward to baseball and softball season!  I am starting my 2nd season with the Central Illinois Saints Prison Ministry softball team.  As many of you know, last year we were able to establish our team that is based out of Peoria, IL.  For those of you who have never heard of the Saints, we will travel to prisons and play 2-4 softball games against the inmates and preach the gospel between games.  We not only have the opportunity to preach to the men on the prison softball team but also to the men in the prison yard. 

The Saints (www.saintsprisonministry.org) currently has teams in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Colorado, and now Illinois! 

This past summer we were able to play in two facilities:  FCI Greenville and Danville Correctional.  Here are the statistics from those dates:

·         650 men watched the games

·         450 stayed for the Gospel message

·         334 response cards were collected (This means 334 men had the opportunity to have a pen-pal or correspondence Bible study.  Everyone that turned in a response card will also get a birthday card in the mail)

·         70 professions of faith

I also had the opportunity to fly to South Carolina last October and minister on a team with Saints players from across the country in 8 different facilities.  On this Crusade we saw 114 men make professions during that week! 

This spring I participated in the Preseason Crusade in Florida and Southern Georgia.  We visited 3 prisons and were able to hand out over 1,100 pieces of literature and we saw 49 men make professions of faith!

As a Saints missionary athlete I am asking for your support in a couple of areas.  I need to establish a team of people who will pray for me, the Central Illinois Saints team, and the inmates we will be ministering to on a regular basis.  I would also like for you to prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible offering to help support the Central Illinois Team this summer.  This money will cover travel, literature, study materials, and softball equipment needed for our 2013 season. 

I will be sending out regular updates about how the season is going.  I will often posts updates on Facebook so please add me as a friend if you haven’t already (www.facebook.com/tgibson62).  I will also be blogging again on www.tgibson62.blogspot.com.  If you tweet, you can follow @tgibson62.  If you would like an email update please let me know!

Thanks again for your support and Go Saints Go!!

In Christ,

Tom Gibson

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