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Reaching Prisoners with the Gospel of Christ. What is the ratio of U.S. residents presently incarcerated?. One of every 2,000? One of every 1,000? One of every 500?. ONE IN EVERY 131 U.S. CITIZENS IS INCARCERATED!. Includes all Federal, State, and local jails

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What is the ratio of U.S. residents presently incarcerated?

  • One of every 2,000?

  • One of every 1,000?

  • One of every 500?

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  • Includes all Federal, State, and local jails

  • Over 2.3 Million Nationwide!

  • From 1976 to 2012 the number of those in prison has grown by almost 900%

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What is ARM doing to evangelize in the prisons?

  • Joe Garman’s in-prison Bible Seminars

  • Donated 109,000+ Bibles in 2012 to jails

  • Donated over 28,000 Bible correspondence courses to prisoners in 2012

  • Donated over 1,520 baptistries to prisons across the nation

  • Donates 4-5 million Christian greeting cards to prisons each year!

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Joe Garman’s In-Prison Seminars

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The Word of God Behind the Walls

  • In 2012, ARM sent 109,000+ Bibles to prisons -- 300 a day!

  • ARM is the exclusive distribution center for all American Bible Society prison Bibles

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Bible Study Courses Behind the Walls

  • What is an ARM American Bible Academy Course?

  • 120 page bound Bible Study book

    • Written by a Bible College professor

    • Each has 3 tests that ARM grades

    • Completion certificates awarded

    • Free at

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ARM Donates Baptistries to Prisons and Jails like?

Over 1,520 ARM baptistries are serving the needs of prisoners in correctional facilities across the nation.

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Communion Table Baptistries like?

55 Prisoners baptized on one day in Houston, TX

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More than 450 baptized into Christ in like?one year in one Abilene, Texas prison!

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Portable Baptistries like?

  • 28 lbs.-- not big, BUT BIG ENOUGH!


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Portable Baptistries like?

  • 594 baptized in Fayetteville, ARK in 2 years

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A Missionary’s like?Answer to Prayer!

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4-5 Million Christian Greeting Cards Per Year! like?

  • Donated by DaySpring

  • 4-5 million cards sorted by ARM volunteers yearly

  • Labor Value: About $100,000 per year!

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ARM Branch Ministries Overseas like?

  • Arm Supports effective Christian ministries in Mexico, Russia, S. Korea, the Philippines, and Cambodia

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YOU like?Can make a Difference!

  • 34 "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.

  • 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,

  • 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

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If God Leads, Will You Help? like?

  • “I was in prison and you visited me.”

  • Sponsor a Correspondence Course

    • One student for one course - $8

    • 12 students for one course each - $96

  • Sponsor a Baptistry

    • Communion Table Style @ $975

    • Portable Baptistry @ $795

  • “I was hungry and you gave me food.”

    • $30 per month to support one girl

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ARM Prison Outreach like?

  • Serving Prisoners and Chaplains since 1973

    3605 N. Main, Joplin, MO 64801

    Mailing Address: PO Box 1490, Joplin, MO 64802

    Phone 417-781-9100 Fax 417-781-9532

    [email protected]