In June We had the priviledge of speaking in several churches across Honduras
We had a truly great time speaking on a handful of topics, one being how prison impacts families. We sometimes do not realize how many people we know personally or are connected to that are affected by prison.
I hope you find this message informative, encouraging and uplifting!
In early 1995, WVIW held our first Marriage Seminar in a Texas prison, in the Hughes Unit in Gatesville.
We had about 25 couples and about 20 volunteers. It was a great success. Immediately, prisons across Texas were asking for a Marriage Seminar. As a result, we have held over 100 seminars in over 30 prisons and hosted over 2500 couples.
These Marriage Seminars are now a major part of this prison ministry and we stay booked over two years in advance.
If you would like to be part of this wonderful ministry to the lives of hurting couples, just go to our web-site, www.wviw.com. and sign up on the "Volunteers" page.
Less than 3% of marriages will survive prison, but WVIW Marriage Seminars are changing that in Texas.
Come join us.
Originally Published in the COPE Newsletter
2017 looks to be the greatest year for COPE since the early 2000’s. Our new director, Chandra Adams, is proving to be one of the hardest workers for COPE in our history. She is constantly on the road visiting members, prospective members, and related conferences to encourage, share the benefits, and recruit new members. We are indeed blessed to have her on staff.
As treasurer of COPE, I want to tell you that Chandra watches over the COPE funds with diligence and skill. We are growing and have many opportunities to be a blessing to prison ministers around the world. Several members of the board of COPE are working around the world, at their own expense, to help prison ministers wherever they may be.
Brent Bishop from Canada, not only is doing a great job there, he is also in Kenya, East Africa. William Bumphus, of Indianapolis, has been working in Nigeria for many years, as well as across the United States. Our Board President, Bunny Greenwood and her husband, Bobby Greenwood, a board member; myself and my wife and board member, Betty, are not only ministering in America, but Honduras, Mexico, and Cuba. We are building COPE in other nations as well as at home. COPE members are training prison ministers around the world. Come be part of it!!!
In order to maintain the integrity of the COPE organization and be the blessing to hundreds of ministries God has put us together to serve, we need financial support from you. Membership dues alone will not cover the expenses. This fellowship has faithfully served the prison volunteers and ministries for 30 years, all at zero cost to the ones we serve. You will not grow, if you do not give.
I am challenging you as a friend of COPE: if you are not a member—join today.
Whether you are a member or not, give to enable this fellowship to continue to do its work. Why not give a monthly gift to help us provide for our Director and an office where the prison ministers and officials of the world can contact COPE and get the help they need. We need each other!!!
Everyone can give something. Every ministry can do something. Any amount each month from all our members and friends will enable this fellowship to continue to minister and bless those ministries and prison volunteers who need our help. You can do something. Now is the time to do it. Go to the COPE web site, www.copeconnections.org, right now and make your commitment known. Let’s all pull together and make COPE great.
In His Service,
We are thinking about our great trip to Cuba.
God met the team in a tremendous way. We were able to teach in three conferences and almost ten churches. We ministered to several hundred people and I am especially thrilled to have ministered to over 500 prison ministry volunteers.
Here is part of an email I received from one of our hosts.
"Greetings from the green alligator.
I hope you had made it back safely.
I want to thank you once again for coming down and being obedient to the voice of the holy spirit. We had a wonderful time together!!! I know this is just the beginning of the many things God is going to do through your ministry down here."
The entire team is excited about going back. Watch this blog for more reports on the trip.
This week Betty and I will lead a team to Cuba. This will be my 3rd trip to Cuba. The focus will be on training and encouraging Pastors, Church Leaders, and Volunteers who all serve their fellow Cuban citizens year round.
Please keep this group in your prayers as they travel November 11-22.
Our team hope's to update from Cuba if cell service permits, and share with you the details of our travels.
Thank you for your partnership and prayers. We would not have the ministry we do without you!
Thank you so much for the support you have shown to WVIW over the last 38 years.
It has been our honor to serve in prisons and churches around the world. Working alongside our volunteers, board members, and partners we have seen many lives changed and we continue to see the fruit of our collective labor flourish year after year.
Our banquet is a special time because we get to celebrate the great work we've done together.
Thank You. We Love You!
Johnny and Betty Moffitt
We had two great services Saturday at the Hutchins Unit near Dallas.
Betty and I went to minister for Al and Tammy Schaefer, a great team of prison ministers from Greenville, TX.
Betty sang in the second service and I preached in both services.
Between 50 and 60 inmates made decisions for Christ in the two services.
Praise God!!! He really does love prisoners.
Please Be Our Guest
WVIW 38th ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BANQUET
“Hope for a Hurting World”
October 14th, 2016 - 7:00pm
Celebrating 38 years of ministry To prisoners, wives, and correctional officers around the world.